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General Assessment of Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation Skills
A2Z is a company specialized in producing and selling furniture products. It does not only sell products it produces but also products it imports from other vendors. As a step to improve its operations, A2Z wants you as a systems analyst to analyze, design, and develop an information system for its ordering operations.
The new ordering system should integrate with and accept requests from the production system. The production system will send requests of items needed for producing furniture to the ordering system where each request includes a list of products to be ordered. Each product in the list is specified by a product code, description, current level in inventory and the minimum level of this product to be held in inventory.
When a request is received, the ordering system will prepare a list of vendors which includes vendors’ codes, names, contacts, phone numbers, cities and whether if A2Z had ordered from this vendor before. Then, the ordering system will send each vendor in the list an order corresponding to the products offered by that vendor. The order includes the products’ codes, descriptions, and required quantity.
When a vendor processes the order, he will send back to A2Z ordering system an invoice including products’ codes, descriptions, prices, and discount. Every time the ordering system receives an invoice, it will send a payment and forward to the production system the updated list of inventory including products’ codes, descriptions, and the total quantities of products available in inventory.
Based on the description given above, you are required to answer the following questions:
- Identify the system requirements. Use appropriate diagrams and documentation based on the technique you use for analyzing the system (object-oriented or structured analysis)
- Design any two components of the required system.
- Develop the required system.
You will be assessed for this assignment according to the rubric shown in the table below:
||1: Fails to Meet Expectations
||2: Needs Improvement
||3: Meets Expectations
||4: Above Expectations
|Ability to Critically Analyze Information Systems
|Fails to identify the minimum requirements for the system.
||Identifies some requirements for the system.
||Identifies most requirements for the system.
||Identifies all requirements for the system.
|Ability to Design Information Systems
|Fails to design a system that meets the minimum requirements for the system.
||Designs a system that meets some of the requirements for the system.
||Designs a system that meets most of the requirements for the system.
||Designs a system that meets all of the requirements for the system.
|Ability to Implement Information Systems
|Fails to implement a system that meets the requirements.
||Implements part of a system that meets the requirements.
||Implements most of a system that meets the requirements.
||Implements all of a system that meets the requirements.