This is a system that is designed to perform huge and difficult accounting job in both the medium and large firms. This system I created by IT experts depending on the nature of the firm in which the system is to be applied. This system guarantees efficiency given any type of work. System development life cycle targets firms that needs auditing services. This system is cost-effective and can be used to run a large job at a shortest time possible. System development life cycle involves three critical stages that should be followed when running it; planning and research, analysis, design and implementation, follow-up and maintenance.
Planning and Development
This is the most critical stage. It involves intensive, extensive research of the existing system to determine any case of faultiness. After the research process is over, organization of a system study team is undertaken; this process allows for proper planning for the study team and determining the various roles that this study teams should undertake. After the planning process is over, development of strategic plans for future use is also undertaken. This process mainly targets to eliminate all the potential problems that might be associated with the study. A follow-up study is prominent for this stage; it ensures that the newly lifecycle system is operating efficiently. The three critical processes involved in the planning process is; identifying and selecting the system for development, assessing the project feasibility and developing a project plan.
Every business has its own system set, therefore, before the use of this system; an analysis process of the company’s current system is undertaken to determine the information, strengths, weaknesses and needs of the existing system. This aids the efficiency needed to run the new system without any interruption or any possible chance of a hitch. It also ascertains for smooth operation of the system throughout the process. A detailed and accurate analysis involves spending much time, energy and resources in ensuring that; project goals are relayed into the right functions and operations of a designated system.
It is the third critical stage of system development lifecycle. This stage aims at getting rid of the weakness of the current system. It retains the strengths of the current system as this will aid in a smooth operation of the new system. This is a one stop process that needs high expertise to run it; this is only because of the fact that; one might confuse between the weaknesses and strengths and retain the former instead of the later. There are two critical activities involved in this stage; creating the IT infrastructure and designing system models.
Implementation, Follow-up and Maintenance
This stage involves executing the system into full functionality. This prepares the system to be used readily by the users for the actual business operations. The implementation phase involves; training and conversion. These two sequential events involve; drafting detailed user documentation, determining an appropriate conversion method and providing appropriate training for the system users. System training can be done through the following; online trading, group training, train-the-trainer, work-shop training, and online group training. The maintenance phase involves making appropriate changes, alterations, upgrades and additions to make sure that the system works to meet the business goals. This phase demands constant monitoring to review any possible changes that the system, might need. There are some critical duties that the maintenance stage needs to construct a help desk to enhance support to the system users, perform system maintenance and create an environment that provides for system changes.
Application of SDLC to my Project
This system can be applied to any viable project and execute the tangible scope of activities to determine for reliable results. Account payables in any feasible project are determined by the system set up that is put I place. My project involves a wider range of activities that need to simulate and process data at any given time. SDLC needs to be applied in ascertain for positive progress in the project.
Necessary pre-cautions needs to be established to ensure that the project lasts for the stipulated life years. Precautions such as; refusing to sign off should be done away with as this will lead to possible chances of files corruption hence inhibit quality outcome. Feasibility studies should be done before executing the project into practice. This allows for setting up of quality grounds; feasibility studies on projects of this nature will help identify the missing gap which allows expansion path in this project.
SDLC is one of the best long-term systems that can be used in projects to ensure that positive feedback is achieved. This system allows for a sophisticated path of evaluation which works to ensure that current system set-up isn’t overwritten but instead preserves the critical information that might be required. This is one of the best systems that can be used by both the medium and large companies performing huge tasks. All the stages are to be adhered to ensure that maximum efficiency is realized.
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