Hoosier Burger Case: PT2

Hoosier Burger

Case: Part 2Read the Hoosier Burger scenario on page 128 in Chapter 4 of the text and address the following in a 1 to 3 page APA style paper:

a. How was the Hoosier Burger project identified and selected? What focus will the new system have?

b. Identify the Hoosier Burger project’s scope.

c. Using the six feasibility factors presented in the chapter, assess the Hoosier Burger project’s feasibility.

d. Using Figure 3-8
as a guide, develop a Project Scope Statement for the Hoosier Burger Project.

Hoosier Burger 

The Hoosier Burger project development team has met several times with Bob and Thelma Mellankamp. During these meetings, Bob has stressed the importance of improving Hoosier Burger’s inventory control, customer ordering, and management reporting systems. Demand for Hoosier Burger food is at an all-time high, and this increased demand is creating problems for Hoosier Burger’s staff, creating stock-out problems, and impacting sales.

During rush periods, customers sometimes wait 15 minutes to place an order and may wait an additional 25 minutes to receive their order. Low-in-stock inventory items are often not reordered in a timely fashion, thus creating problems with the food preparation. For instance, vanilla ice cream is used to prepare vanilla malts, an item that accompanies the Hoosier Burger Special. Last week, Bob did not order enough vanilla ice cream, resulting in a last-minute dash to the grocery store.

Bob and Thelma have expressed their feelings that a new information system will be beneficial in the areas of inventory management, marketing, customer service, and food preparation. Additionally, the project team discussed with Bob and Thelma the possibility of implementing a point-of-sale system as an alternative design strategy.

a. How was the Hoosier Burger project identified and selected? What focus will the new system have?b. Identify the Hoosier Burger project’s scope.c. Using the six feasibility factors presented in the chapter, assess the Hoosier Burger project’s feasibility.

d. Using Figure 3-8 as a guide, develop a Project Scope Statement for the Hoosier Burger project.

 

(Valacich 128)

 

Valacich, George, & Hoffer. Essentials of System Analysis and Design, 4th Edition. Pearson Learning Solutions. .

Most information systems projects have budgets and deadlines. Assessing project feasibility is a required task that can be a large undertaking because it requires you, as a systems analyst, to evaluate a wide range of factors. Although the specifics of a given project will dictate which factors are most important, most feasibility factors fall into the following six categories:

■ Economic

■ Operational

■ Technical

■ Schedule

■ Legal and contractual

■ Political

The analysis of these six factors forms the business case that justifies the expenditure of resources on the project. In the remainder of this section, we examine various feasibility studies, beginning with economic feasibility.

(Valacich 100)

Valacich, George, & Hoffer. Essentials of System Analysis and Design, 4th Edition. Pearson Learning Solutions. .

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