Bead Bar Systems Development Project
Axia College of University of Phoenix
IT205N – Management of Information Systems
We have been hired by the Bead Bar company to employ the professional abilities of Stan’s information systems consulting firm. Our responsibility is to advise the Bead Bar on the implementation and sustainment of an information system that will convert their existing paper-based system. We will be using the standard seven phase systems development life cycle (SDLC) methodology to implement and maintain Bead Bar’s information system. An examination on the purpose and impact of this project will be conducted. In addition, we will outline the steps and tasks required in each phase of this project. A guideline for the systems review and maintenance schedule will also be introduced.
Introduction and Project’s Purpose
As a junior consultant, I have been employed by an information systems consulting firm. Stan L., the owner of the firm, has asked me to aid him in creating an information system for a company called Bead Bar. According to the Axia College Week One reading Introduction to Information Systems Technology (2008), “Bead Bar is a company that specializes in allowing customers to create their own bead jewelry” (¶ 7). With three company divisions and multiple locations, Bead Bar has been conducting business based on a paper-based system.
Due to the growing needs of the company and the increase in franchisee businesses, the Bead Bar’s business is too large to rely on the current paper-based system. With the inefficiency of this paper-based system, Bead Bar has recorded issues involving lost orders, incorrect invoicing, and fulfillment delays. In order to resolve these issues, we have been hired to analyze the business needs of Bead Bar and create an information system that will fulfill company goals.
The ultimate purpose of this project is to analyze and resolve the issues that are causing...