Systems Analysis and Design Case Study Chapter 4

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Hoosier Burger

a. How was the Hoosier Burger project identified and selected? What focus will the new system have?

The Hoosier burger project was identified through its short-comings by the Mellankamps. The project was selected as the business grows and demand is at an all-time high, the current systems at Hoosier Burger are not getting the job done. This is causing customer discontent and is affecting business negatively.

The new system is going to be heavily focused on inventory control systems. While other systems of Hoosier Burger will be looked at, an improved inventory control system will greatly increase productivity for the Mellankamps.

b. Identify the Hoosier Burger project’s scope.

The Hoosier Burger project’s scope is to implement new systems in inventory control, customer ordering, and management reporting systems. This project is set up to increase the overall effectiveness by introducing new and improved systems. Alternatively, a new point-of-sale system may be within the scope of this project as well.

Petrie’s Electronics

1. Look over the scope statement. If you were an employee at Petrie’s Electronics, would you want to work on this project? Why or why not?

As an employee of Petrie’s Electronics, I would want to be on this project team. The project itself is being put together with the primary goal of increasing the amount of customers the frequent Petrie’s Electronics. As an employee of almost any title with in the company, increased customer base is equally important to everyone. Sales associates will make more sales, managers will increase their monthly numbers, profits will rise, and as the stores become busier, all positions will be in full demand and lay-offs would be less likely in a thriving business. If I had the opportunity to be on the team I would, and I would want to increase all odds of the projects success.

2. If you were part of the management team at Petrie’s Electronics, would...
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