Internal Code: MAS1674
Kate Umi, CEO, heads Personal Trainer’s management team. Three managers report to her at the firm’s Melbourne headquarters: Janet McDonald, manager, finance; Tai Tranh, manager, sales and marketing; and Ryan Curry, manager, operations. The managers who run the 12 existing centres all report to Ryan. Kate wants the new supercentre in Brisbane to emphasis a wide variety of personal services and special programs for members. If the supercentre approach is successful, it will become the model for Personal Trainer’s future growth. Kate personally selected Jason Lewis, a manager with three years of fitness centre experience, to run the new facility.
The new supercentre will feature a large exercise area with state-of-the-art equipment, a swimming pool, a sporting goods shop, a health food store, and a snack bar – with healthy snacks, of course! In addition, the centre will offer child care with special programs for various ages, and a computer café. Kate also wants members to have online access to customised training programs and progress reports.
The Personal Trainer business currently uses AllAccounts, a popular accounting package, to manage its receivables, payables and general ledger. Membership lists and word processing are handled with Microsoft Office products Excel and Word. Kate believes the new supercentre will require additional data management capability, and she decided to hire Patterson and Wilder, an IT consulting firm, to help Personal Trainer, Inc, to develop an information system for the new operation. The firm assigned Sarah Parkly, an experienced consultant, to work with the Personal Trainer team. Sarah’s first task was to learn more about business operations at the new centre, so she requested a meeting with Jason. After introducing themselves, there was a discussion about the new information system.
The answers to all activities and questions are to be collected in one “Systems Requirements Report” with a title page, page numbers, table of contents, headings and all other report formatting.
The purpose of the full System Requirements Report is to guide and enable your fictional client to make a rational selection from options for a proposed computer application. The Initial Investigation part of this report has been completed in Part A of this assignment. Part B includes other sections and models to complete the full Systems Requirement Report. For example, you will need to complete, and add to Part A, the following:
1. Fact Finding documents
2. Use cases
3. ERD and Domain Model class diagrams
4. System Sequence Diagrams
5. Project Management charts with progress against tasks
6. Conclusions and recommendations.
Note: you are encouraged to use feedback from Part A to improve your report before submission of the full System Requirements Report.
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