are seven stages in BTecNet's information engineering business
Information Strategy Planning :
The fundamental objective of Information Strategy Planning
(ISP) is to develop a plan for implementing business systems
to support business needs.
Outline Business Area Analysis :
This answers a range of questions related to implementation
of a business area. Select tasks to include in a particular
project that provide support for business decisions and objectives.
Specific information needs and priorities for the business
area are needed.
Detailed Business Area Analysis :
The purpose of this analysis is to provide detailed models
as a solid basis for system design. The methodology helps
find the right answers to the right questions. Applying the
methodology is never an end in itself.
Business System Design :
The purpose of a Business System Design project is to specify
all aspects of a system that are relevant to its users, in
preparation for the technical design, construction, and installation
of one or more closely related databases and systems. The
key tasks are therefore structured to produce unambiguous
consistent specifications, with the volume of detail necessary
to make planning and technical design decisions.
Technical Design :
A Technical Design project prepares an implementation area
for construction and installation. The key tasks are structured
to produce a system and database that meet the user's acceptance
criteria and are technically sound.
The objective of the Construction stage is to produce a system,
as defined in the technical specification, on time and within
budget. The system should be of an acceptable quality, and
contain all necessary operating and user procedures. The task
is complete when the acceptance criteria for the business
system are met.
Transition is defined as the period during which newly developed
procedures gradually replace or are interfaced with existing
procedures. The execution of a Transition project obviously
demands a thorough understanding of both the system to be
installed and the systems to be replaced.