Case Study 1
May 2nd 2014 CIS 331
Professor Randy Arvay
There are several basics a writer needs to write when concerning a software requirement specification. The writer needs to include these issues: functionality, external interfaces, performances, attributes and design qualities. This type of document lists everything that is required when it comes to the system that is being created. This is basically a backbone for the work that needs to be completed. For a Mental Health facility there are several factors that need to be considered. One’s safety is very important, but it can be hard to maintain within one of these places, as at times the place is actually just a church or another community building where meetings are held. Depending on the illness it could be hard to keep track of what the patient is doing, using and even if they are truly taking their medication and showing up to the meetings. So it would then also have to depend on the clinic itself when considering what type of system to incorporate. That being said, there are different types of requirements from either the user or the system itself. So let’s start with the user.
1. Usability: The staff must be able to use it effectively and from various locations. They may also find themselves in an under pressure situation as a patient could harm themselves, or others.
2. Safety: This goes back to the harm that a patient may cause themselves; the user needs to be able to e prepared for anything when dealing with these patients.
3. Privacy: The user must at all times keep their patient’s privacy just that. The user needs to follow all privacy guidelines.
4. Costs: the cost must be reasonable as a lot of the clinics are run on donations. So the users must be able to afford to keep the system up and running and up to date.
As for the system they are similar but different at the same time. The system itself needs to be safe and function in ways that the user
References: Unknown. (2014). MHCPMS Case Study. Retrieved May 1, 2014, from Pace University: http://csis.pace.edu/~marchese/CS389/L4/MHCPMSCaseStudy.pdf