Project Schedule: Riordan Manufacturing
Riordan Manufacturing wants to update the software applications used by the Human Resources Department. The overall objective is to integrate all of the existing applications currently in use into a single application that will be implemented at all of the company locations. This portion of the project plan will concentrate on the project budget. Learning Team A will discuss the Business Requirements Document (BRD) and the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
Business requirements document
The Business Requirements Document (BRD), is a document that is used as a tool in projects to update or create informations systems or software. This document outlines in greater detail the objective or goal of the proposed project. Riordan Manufacturing wants to update their Human Resources Information System (HRIS) which was initially installed in 1992. It is now 2014, so their system needs to be updated. The BRD may contain many different parts, but only a few will be discussed.
The HRIS is a system that is used by many employees within Riordan Manufacturing. Every employee could be considered a stakeholder in the project and all of them have their own expectations of what the new application should do upon implementation.
The individual employees want to have a system where they can go and update their own personal information. Currently, changes need to be submitted through their manager for input into the system. Employees also want to have the ability to see their own individual training files, and any information dealing with their pay and benefits.
Managers want to have a central location for employee files are maintained. With the current system, each manager keeps files on their respective subordinates. They also would like to see the system allow for individual employees to update their own personal information. The managers have to spend time submitting paperwork to the HR department...