BCIS 4610 INTERIM REPORT by cnh20752

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									BCIS 4610 INTERIM REPORT

By : Name 1, Name 2 and Name 3. LLC




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Interim Report
                                                                              PROPOSAL CONTENT
Executive Summary                                                      p.11



Our Understanding of your needs



And so on…




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OVERVIEW




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                                                                                                        EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Executive Summary

This template is intended to provide guidance with regard to the expected content and presentation of
the Interim Report.

Specifically, the template provides guidance on:
• The sections that should be present in the report;
• The approximate length of each section;
• Formatting expectations – a professionally looking proposal is similar to a brochure;
• Expectations regarding graphics and diagrams – you are expected to substitute the diagrams in the
   template with the ones related to your project.

You are encouraged to customize your template in the following ways:
• Customizing the title page;
• Replacing the logo;
• Changing page layouts;
• Changing section and sub-section titles;
• Changing color schemes and replacing/adding graphics;
• Changing the approach and the number of stages;
• Other, given that the overall quality is not compromised.

Your executive summary should summarize the content of this specific report, including an overview of
   the process, data structure, design decisions, ect.




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                                                                                                      DISCUSSION OF THE CURRENT SITUATION
Client or functional area description

Can come directly from the proposal. May be abridged.




Description of the as-is (old) system

Briefly describe how the system (the process you are trying to automate currently works. If you are
designing a generic system, describe a typical process (make sure you change the section tytle
appropriately.

Finish with problems with the old system (from your proposal)




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                                                                                                        GOALS OF THE PROJECT
The goal of the project

Use a lot of positive and flashy words. Can come directly from your proposal, unless you modified the
goal.




Benefits for the client                               Figure 1: Goals of the project




                                                                                          Goal 1


                                                                                          Goal 2


                                                                                          Goal 3




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Scope of the project




                                                                                                         PROJECT SCOPE
                                                       Key deliverables

Be very specific to state what is within the scope
of this project. You have likely changed
(narrowed) your scope after your proposal.
Make sure that you reflect those changes in the
scope description. Make sure that your scope
description is consistent with the scope reflected
in your DFD.




                                                       Limitations

                                                       State what is NOT in the scope of this project,
                                                       but be positive




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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS




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                                                                                                             APPROACH TO COLLECTING USER REQUIREMENTS
 The overall approach you followed in collecting your user requirements

 Describe where you got your system requirements from. Be truthful. If you had worked for a similar
 place in the past and you remembered it, state it. If you used a book, mention it.




Key stakeholders of the system                         Sources of information

 Describe the key stakeholders of the system.           Be truthful. If you had worked for a similar place
 Theoretically, these would be the people that          in the past and you remembered it, state it. If
 you would collect the requirements from.               you used a book, mention it.
 Because this is a class project, you probably did
 not, but list the stakeholders anyway.




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                                                                                                         FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW SYSTEM
 Goal of the system, high level description

 Describe what your system does briefly but clearly (should be related to the scope of the project)




Description of system functionality                    Relationship to other systems

 This should include bullet points         shortly      Here you will describe what other systems your
 describing each of your high level processes.          system will interact with.
 Essentially this is a verbal description of your
 Level 0 DFD, so make a reference to your
 appendix here)




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                                                                                    FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW SYSTEM
Use Case Name:                              ID: 1          Importance Level: High
Primary Actor:
Short description:
Trigger:                                                         Type:
Major Inputs         Source              Major Outputs           Destination




Major Steps Performed                    Information for Steps




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                                                                                    FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW SYSTEM
Use Case Name:                              ID: 2          Importance Level: High
Primary Actor:
Short description:
Trigger:                                                         Type:
Major Inputs         Source              Major Outputs           Destination




Major Steps Performed                    Information for Steps




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                                                                                    FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW SYSTEM
Use Case Name:                              ID: 3          Importance Level: High
Primary Actor:
Short description:
Trigger:                                                         Type:
Major Inputs         Source              Major Outputs           Destination




Major Steps Performed                    Information for Steps




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                                                                                    FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW SYSTEM
Use Case Name:                              ID: 4          Importance Level: High
Primary Actor:
Short description:
Trigger:                                                         Type:
Major Inputs         Source              Major Outputs           Destination




Major Steps Performed                    Information for Steps




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                                                                                    FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW SYSTEM
Use Case Name:                              ID: 5          Importance Level: High
Primary Actor:
Short description:
Trigger:                                                         Type:
Major Inputs         Source              Major Outputs           Destination




Major Steps Performed                    Information for Steps




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                                                                                                            DATA REQUIREMENTS (CONTINUE ON THE NEXT PAGE IF NECESSARY)
Brief description of the key types of data the is being created , stored and manipulated by the system

Describe your date in general . Mention all the entities, but do not describe them. DO not mention
attributes and relationships. Discuss what data is manipulated within each of your processes. Make
reference to the ERD and CRUD matrix in your appendix.




Entities                                                Relationships

Define each of the entity and list its attributes.       List all the relationships and discuss what they
Make references to the Entity Model Reference            mean. Make references to the Entity Model
Report.                                                  Reference Report.




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                                                                                                  NON-FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Key considerations/archtecture                          Performance

Discuss the type of the environment in which the        Speed, transaction volume,
system will be used and what considerations
(speed, security, interface, etc.) are important.
Discuss if the system is local or distributed,
whether it should be accessed locally or via
Internet, etc.




                                                        Security




User interface requirements

Usability, aesthetics, corporate colors, web
interface, mobile devices interface, etc.




                                                        Other (see your Dennis et al book)




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                                                                                                      DEFINITION OF WORK FOR PHASE 2
Phase description

Overall description of what you need to accomplish to create your final report. Discuss whether you
are going to build a prototype for the entire system represented in your DFD or just a part of it.




Key activities                                           Key deliverables

This is based on your proposal and the                   This is based on the requirements for your
requirements for your project                            project




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                                                                                                           DEFINITION OF WORK FOR PHASE 2
Interface Design - Forms                               Interface Design – Reports

List and briefly describe all forms that you will      List all reports that you will need to design for
need to design for your final report. You should       your final report. You should generally have one
generally have one or one report for each of the       or one report for each of the Level 1 process.
Level 1 process.




                                                       Key queries

                                                       Identify what ad-hoc queries will need to be
                                                       answered with your system




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                                                                                                PHASE 2 TIMELINE
Schedule update and phase 2 timeline

Describe how you are doing with regard with your original time line. Mention any adjustments.




Project plan

Paste your Gantt chart with a detailed phase 2 schedule.




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APPENDIX




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                                                                                               APPENDIX
Guide to the appendix

List all elements of your appendix, preferably numbered or otherwise identified, including:
          •Level 0 and Level 1 DFDs
          •Business Process Maps
          •ERD
          •Crud Matrix
          •Functional Hierarchy Diagram
          •Entity Model Reference Report
          •Function Definition Report
          •Dataflow and data store definition reports




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