Riordan Manufacturing

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Riordan Manufacturing SR-rm-004


Riordan Manufacturing's background of request is to take advantage of a more sophisticated, state-of-the-art, information technology in our human resources department (Riordan Manufacturing, 2008). The method which will be applied to analyze and design the new human resources system for Riordan Manufacturing will be the systems development life cycle, which is known as SDLC. Three sections of the assignment will focus on the phases of the SDLC. In section 1, I will describe the information-gathering techniques and design methods that I would propose to use for the project. Moreover, I will identify the key factors that will help ensure the information required for the project is gathered successfully and explain the scope and feasibility of the project. In section 2, I will create a flow diagram and discuss how to apply the tools of systems analysis to describe the information systems architecture in terms of data, processes, interfaces and network.

In section 3, I will cover the implementation stage and discuss the six major factors that are included in the phase; coding, testing, installation, documentation, training, and support. Lastly, I will discuss the benefits of the six factors and its' repeatable processes.

Section 1

According to the service request SR-rm-004 for Riordan Manufacturing, Chief Operating Officer Hugh McCauley has requested to analyze the HR system for all plant locations to integrate the existing variety of tools in use today into a single integrated application (2008). In order to develop a new and improved system for HR, the information technology (IT) department needs to be able to use a requirements modeling to gather information and the IT network architecture needs to be included as well. The fact-finding technique would be the main key in gathering the requirements. With the...