Before you begin work on this assignment, be sure you have read the Case Study and reviewed the feedback received on your Stage 1 and 2 assignments.
As the business analyst in the CIO’s department of Maryland Technology Consulting (MTC), your next task in developing your Business Analysis and System Recommendation (BA&SR) Report is to develop a set of requirements for the hiring system.
Assignment – BA&SR Section III. Requirements
The first step is to review the feedback you received on your Stage 2 assignment, making any needed corrections or adjustments.Part of the grading criteria for Stage 4 submission includes addressing previous feedback to improve the final report.For this assignment, you will add Section III of the Business Analysis and System Recommendation (BA&SR) Report to your corrected Sections I and II.In this section you will identify requirements for the new hiring system. This analysis leads into Section IV. System Recommendation of the BA&SR (Stage 4 assignment) that will analyze a proposed IT solution to ensure it meets MTC’s organizational strategy and fulfills its operational needs.
Using the case study, assignment instructions, Content readings, and external research, develop your Section III. Requirements. The case study tells you that the executives and employees at Maryland Technology Consultants (MTC) have identified a need for an effective and efficient applicant tracking or hiring system. As you review the case study, use the assignment instructions to take notes to assist in your analysis. In particular, look for information in the interviews to provide stakeholder interests and needs.
Use the outline format, headings and tables provided and follow all formatting instructions below.
|Role||Specific problem related to the current hiring process||How a technology solution to support the hiring process could address the problem|
|4. Director of Human Resources|
|5.Manager of Recruiting|
|8. Hiring Manager (Functional supervisor the new employee would be working for.)|
B. Defining Requirements – The next step is to identify the essential requirements for the information system. In addition to the stakeholder interests identified above, review the Case Study, especially the interviews, highlighting any statements that tell what the person expects or needs the system to do.User requirements express specifically what the user needs the system to do.This can be in terms of tasks the users need to perform, data they need to input, what the system might do with that data input, and output required. System performance requirements express how the system will perform in several performance areas and security.As a member of the CIO’s organization, you will use your professional knowledge to Identify 5 User Requirements (including one specifically related to reporting) and 5 System Performance Requirements (including 2 security-related requirements).Refer to Week 5 content on requirements;security requirements are covered in Week 6. Additional research can expand your knowledge of these areas.
Once you have identified the 10 requirements, evaluate each one using the criteria below and create 10 well-written requirements statements for the new hiring system.
The requirement statement:
For a full requirement specification, there will be many requirements statements; you only need to provide the number of requirements identified for each category.Do not provide generic statements but relate to the needs of MTC to improve its hiring process.
(Provide an introductory sentence, copy the table, and complete the Requirements Statement and Stakeholder columns. No additional information should be entered into the first column, Requirement ID.)
|Requirement ID||Requirement Statement||Stakeholder
(Position and Name from Case Study that identified this requirement)
|User Requirements – (What the user needs the system to do)|
|EXAMPLE PROVIDED – (Retain text but remove this label and gray shading in your report)||The system must store all information from the candidate’s application/resume in a central applicant database.||Recruiter – Peter O’Neil|
|5. (Reporting-Output of organized information retrieved from the system)|
|System Performance Requirements – (How the system will perform)|
|EXAMPLE PROVIDED – (Retain text but remove this label and gray shading in your report)||The system must be implemented as a Software as a Service solution.||CIO – Raj Patel|
Formatting Your Assignment
Consider your audience – you are writing in the role of a MTC business analyst and your audience is MTC and your boss, the CIO.Don’t discuss MTC as if the reader has no knowledge of the organization.Use third person consistently throughout the report.In third person, the writer avoids the pronouns I, we, my, and ours. The third person is used to make the writing more objective by taking the individual, the “self,” out of the writing. This method is very helpful for effective business writing, a form in which facts, not opinion, drive the tone of the text. Writing in the third person allows the writer to come across as unbiased and thus more informed.