The project management of hardware

The preliminary investigation should examine the project feasibility. Feasibility is the determination of whether or not a project is worth doing. It deals with the assertion of the profitability of the working end product. The process following in making this determination is called as project management.

Once it has been determined that a project is feasible the analyst can go ahead and prepare the project specification which finalizes project requirements.

The following test plans should be conducted which are

PROJECT PLAN

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

ASSUMPTIONS AND CONSTRAINTS:

PROJECT BUDGET

PHASE PLAN

TIME SCALE

PROJECT PLAN

Project plan is conducted once the problems are clearly understood by the programmer. The project plan study is an overview of the entire system analysis and designing procedure. The major concern is to find problems early so as to minimize expense used to solve problems. The major purpose of feasibility study is not only to solve the problems but also to analyze if the problem is worth solving.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

It is concerned with specifying equipment and software that will successfully satisfy the user requirement. The technical needs of the system may vary considerably but might include

  • The facility to produce outputs in a given time
  • Response-time under certain conditions
  • Ability to process a certain volume of transaction at a particular speed
  • Facility to communicate data to a distinct location

ASSUMPTIONS AND CONSTRAINTS:

To determine the operational feasibility of the system we should take into consideration the awareness level of the users. This system is operational feasible since the users are familiar with the technologies and hence there is no need to gear up the personnel to use system. Also the system is very friendly and to use.

Configuration of the system is given more importance than the hardware.

E.g. like how many workstations are required, what are the units to be interconnected, and the speeds of input and outputs. Technical feasibility of a system deals with the functionality, performance and constraints that affected the system For this project the technical requirements are given below

  • The hardware required is 200 MHz or higher clock frequency processor.
  • 512MB or higher RAM and sufficient Disk Storage.
  • The software is MS SQL Server 2005,
  • Visual Studio .net 2008.

There are technical guarantees like accuracy, reliability and data security

PROJECT BUDGET

Economic analysis is an overview of the entire system analysis and designing procedure. The major concern is to find problems early so as to minimize expense used to solve problems. Automation system that is developed technically and that is used on installation is good investment for organization. The financial benefit must equal or exceed that cost. The amount being spent on system study, processing hardware, developing software is reasonable considering the loss of revenue owing to the prevailing loopholes in the system. Benefits in the form of reduced costs like client side with minimum configuration, system compatibility of any hardware and timing effective manner of allocating systems and registering complaints.

To decide whether a project is economically feasible, we have to consider various factors as:

  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Long-term returns
  • Maintenance costs

The proposed Shopping Cart is computer based. It requires average computing capabilities and access to internet, which are very basic requirements hence it doesn't incur additional economic overheads, which renders the system economically feasible.

PHASE PLAN

To determine whether the proposed system is technically feasible, we should take into consideration the technical issues involved behind the system. Shopping Cart uses the web technologies, which is rampantly employed these days worldwide. The world without the web is incomprehensible today. That goes to proposed system is technically feasible. Proposed project is benefited only if this can be turned into information systems that will meet the requirements. It is mainly related to human organizational and political aspects. As there was sufficient support for the project both from the management and the users, the project was operationally feasible because it is friendly. The administrator and the users welcomed a change that will bring about and more an operational and useful system.

Here the points to be considered

  • What are the changes to be done with the system?
  • What is the organizational structures that is disturbed?
  • What are the new skills that are required and done the existing staff have these skills?

TIME SCALE

The project must not take too much time by utilization of limited resources of man power. It must not utilize more man power in order to complete it in less time. The cost to the time constraint must be taken into consideration in the time scale.

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