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Hoosier Burger

SDLC Approach
Hoosier Burger, a restaurant owned by Bob and Thelma Mellankamp, is running the business with errors occurring frequently because of the nonexistence of an organizational information system. The systems analysis consultant that is hired to help Hoosier Burger should utilize the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies to develop and support the organization’s information system.
There are four key steps to the SDLC: (1) planning and selection, (2) analysis, (3) design, and (4) implementation and operation. The first phase in the SDLC is when the organization’s total information system needs are analyzed and arranged. The result of this phase is a potential information systems project is identified. The systems analyst prioritizes and translates the needs of Hoosier Burger and translates the needs into a written plan. The fact of the matter is that Hoosier Burger is processing business by a method of paper-based system, suggesting a valid argument for continuing with the SDLC approach. Systems analysis, the second phase, is when the analyst will thoroughly study the organization’s current procedures to perform the tasks. The analyst must work with users to determine what the users want from the proposed system. For Hoosier Burger, the tasks are inventory control, customer ordering, and management reporting. The systems analysis phase of SDLC is when an alternative replacement system is proposed. Phase three is systems design. This is when the analyst converts the description of the recommended alternative solution into a logical and then physical system specification. According to Valacich (2009), phase three is when “…you must design all aspects of the system from input and output screens to reports, databases, and computer processes…” (Valacich 18). The final product of the design phase is…...

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