Kudler Fine Foods Frequent Shopper Program
Kudler Fine Foods is looking to add a Frequent Shopper Program to their store. The program will keep track of customer purchases and offer discounts on items based on the purchases of the customers. The system can also be designed to assist Kudler Fine Foods in offering sales or customizing their advertizing. There are many ways to accomplish this project. Before it can be started, we must determine what type of project plan we are going to utilize. In this area, there are many choices. Choices range from the Waterfall process to Incremental processes to Open-source. Each process has risks as well as things that make them stand out. The Waterfall Process is a simple process which moves in a linear fashion. One stage has to be completed before moving on to the next. This can be both beneficial and harmful to a project but this is one of the best options for small projects since it is very straightforward and simple to understand. The positive aspects of the Waterfall process include being simple to use. Each stage has entrance and exit criteria in order to move on to the next stage. This allows you to fully know when each stage is complete. According to Waterfall Model (2012), "The project requires the fulfillment of one phase, before proceeding to the next. Therefore if there is a fault in this software it will be detected during one of the initial phases and will be sealed off for correction.” (Advantages of the Waterfall Model). The waterfall model has been around for many years. Part of the success of this model is that it is easy to understand and people are comfortable using it. This is one reason it has survived as long as it has. The waterfall process is easy to manage since each phase has specific criteria and review process. This process allows for resource allocation which means people can be matched to tasks by analyzing their strengths. This process works well with small projects where...
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