What is the Multiview Methodology?
Multiview is an approach to system analysis and design and is accomplished by breaking view specification into independent tasks. It focuses on organisational goals and aims to further them by integrating the system in accordance to the people that work within the establishment.
Applying Multiview to Next Plc
The Multiview Framework
The Multiview framework shows five (5) views that denote all characteristics required to facilitate user requirements for the IS.
How will it affect me?
Will my job change? In what way?
What will I have to do?
How will I work with the computer?
What inputs and outputs are there?
What data are involved?
How will I maintain the integrity of the data?
What happens when it goes wrong?
Is the system performing to specification?
How is security and privacy dealt with?
What errors are detected?
What information will I get?
What will the system do?
Inputs and Outputs necessary for non-application areas.
Will it affect anything else on the computer subsystem?
1. Analysis of Human Activity
Multiview looks at the human activity within the organisation and analyses it in order to determine a problem theme. Using diagrams to give an overview of human activity within departments make it easier for users to pinpoint discrepancies with workflows. Once identified, users of the system can assist the developers to make the necessary changes that will increase efficiency with human activity.
[Refer to Rich Picture in document]
The Rich Picture shows human activities and work processes through use of simple diagramming. From this diagram we can extract the faults of the current system, and aim to improve it. The diagram can relate to current conflicts between the marketing and sales team as they interact with each other to develop marketing strategies.
The Information System is aimed to further assist the marketing departments in local and foreign regions. By looking at human activity in the organisation, we can develop a more successful approach to obtaining and analysing market research.
Diagram 1 – shows the process of choosing a research method
Primary research is new data that is gathered by conducting different methods of marketing research.
Diagram 2 – shows how Primary Research is conducted and analysed
Secondary research is marketing research based on previously gathered data. By using secondary research companies can evaluate a strategy, based on records of market research gathered from the company itself and different sources over a period of time.
Diagram 3 – shows the process of analysing Secondary Research
Diagram 4 – shows how products activity in its life span
Activity modelling allows users to discuss what changes need to be implemented on the new system. This approach allows the IS to be developed using feedback from users in order to create a successful system. The output at this stage would be an improved human activity structure.
[Analysis of Human Activity]
2. Information Analysis
The functional model is intended to further relate the main function of the company; by breaking the main function into sub functions, a complete perception can be gained. This applies the concept of function decomposition.
[Refer to Entity Model in document]
The entity model is...
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