Rough Draft Business Case for Investment
McBride Financial Services plans to expand its mortgage loan business operations to eight locations. The home office is in Boise Idaho. Newly leased office space is now available in the Sioux Falls S.D. location. The CEO, Hugh McBride, requests the design, development and implementation of a secure, reliable and effective Local Area Network (LAN) for the Boise and Sioux Falls locations. This project will require satellite locations, like Sioux Falls, to be connected to the Boise Home Office LAN. The connection is done to facilitate accessing data and information by authorized personnel, including remote access privileges to Smith Systems Consulting; …show more content…
It is at this time that each unit of code must be reviewed to ensure the designer we are following the project standards. (Software Testing Procedures, 2009) If the designer raises a question concerning the functionality, it should be decided before the coding starts, that any late design standards, will become part of a second release; because additional functionality will put the project outside the expected delivery date.
The next step in the process is to create a test plan based on the requirements document. The business analyst will perform the procedure of code and then document the expected results and the actual results. It is very important that the documentation has enough detail, so if the test fails, the developer will know where the failure occurred. (Software Testing Procedures, 2009)
A modular approach seems to work best in this type of project. The developers can start with the basic design, test it, and proceed with more complex coding. The basic design can be used multiple times in a project, and can be expanded to follow each requirements …show more content…
McBride would like this location connected to the home base location in Boise, Idaho for ease of information sharing between the two locations. Security of client information is of top priority for this project.
The new location in South Dakota will need an Internet modem and wireless router. The modem will be used to connect the office to the Internet, and the router will be used to connect the workstations of the new locations together to create a LAN. A wireless router will allow authorized users to connect to the network from a wireless device. The settings in the router itself will be used to control what devices can connect to the network by using MAC filtering. User account controls will be set on all workstations to control which users have access to sensitive materials.
Security software will be required for the new location to create user authentication, virus protection, and data protection (Cooper, n.d.). User authentication will require users to provide a username and password to access accounts. This authentication prevents unauthorized use on an account, and records activity by users. Virus protection is necessary. The security software will guard against viruses, adware, or malware from stealing or destroying information. A firewall will block incoming connections to the network. Data protection involves encrypting data transferred between locations on a network