Service Request SR-rm-022
Billy D. Bennett III
Service Request SR-rm-022
The implementation stage of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is the most challenging and crucial part of the process. System implementation is defined as, “‘the phase of internal strategy formation, project definitions and activities in which the adopted application is introduced within the organization, with the aim of removing reservations and stimulating the optimum use of the application’.” (Bouwman, H., van, D. H. B., & van, D. W. L. (2005) pg. 77 para. 4) Riordan Manufacturing must have experts from several fields within the business to assure the successful implementation of the system. One decision that must be made is which departments will be given precedence for the installation. I feel as though the human resources department (HR) and the information technology (IT) department would take precedence, followed then by the Financial and Accounting management departments and the operations management departments. Coding
The first step of the implementation process is the coding stage. During this process, it is crucial that all of the appropriate required features are taken into consideration to assure proper functionality of the new HR system for Riordan Manufacturing. With each object or module developed for the new system, their functionality directly impacts the functionality for the system users. It is also imperative to implement databases so that the IT department can not only maintain, but store and analyze system and user data.
System developers must be sure to deliberate the system’s functionality and usability. By attaining the requirements from the team of experts, the system developer can use that set of requirements to build a system that meets the organization’s needs and caters to the stakeholders of the system, “Shortly, this system is about creating one platform for organization by creating network of all stakeholders (suppliers, distributors, clients, etc.,) by integrating complex system of any business, thus making it real one body with parts functioning together and dependent on each other, so contributing to efficient operation and best management solution.” (Ha Jin, H., & Young Jun, P. (2014) pg. 2 para. 1) The automated HR system that is being developed may follow a few system platforms to guide this step of the implementation process. The use of Iteration will divide the department experts into individual groups to help the developer divide the system into individual sections to construct Testing
After the development team completes the coding stage of the implementation process, the next prioritized step in this process is testing the system. “The purpose of testing is confirming that the system satisfies requirements.” (Valacich, J. S., George, J. F., & Hoffer, J. A. (2012) pg. 327 para.4) The first step of this phase involves documenting the anticipated output of the code and documenting the actual output of the code. The testing phase is an imperative step of the SDLC that assures adequate functionality of the system prior to its installation. Given the specific nature of Service Request SR-rm-022, the system development team should have a clear cut set of guidelines to follow to determine the anticipated output of the automated HR system for Riordan Manufacturing.
During the testing phase, the team will use test data to analyze the outcome once it is processed by the system. This process will manifest any system adjustments that need to be made to the system before its implementation. The test data used by the development team will reflect real to life case scenarios, so that the outcome can be easily seen as desirable or in need of further adjusting. Installation
The next step in the SDLC is the installation of the new system. During this phase the development team will chose which method of implementation to use in the...
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