Systems Analysis & Design - repost 2

Systems Analysis & Design


You have been appointed to implement best practice methods in the production of a feasibility report. The Executive Board of GSLC has selected this project as a top priority because of the competitive edge they anticipate. Read the subsequent scenario carefully on page 3 and perform all the tasks listed. Illustrate where necessary with suitable diagrams, models and tables.

Task 1. Discuss and Evaluate Different Systems Lifecycles

a) Explain some of the problems associated with the waterfall lifecycle model

b) Discuss how iterative lifecycles reduces some of the problems of the waterfall life cycle model.


c) Describe briefly the stages of the prototyping lifecycle. What are the benefits of using a lifecycle in a software development project?

Task 1 covers assessment criteria 1.1, 1.2

Task 2. The Importance of a Feasibility Study

a) Elaborate on the importance of a feasibility study for the Gold Loan Shark Company

b) Outline and describe the contents of a feasibility report.

c) Produce a draft feasibility report for the GLSC Company.

Task 2 covers assessment criteria 2.1

Task 3. The impact of different feasibility criteria

a) Imagine you have been consulted by one of the GLSC directors to advice on criteria for feasibility in the GLSC project. How would you establish good criteria?

b) Comment on the effects of altering these criteria on the project.

c) Produce a PowerPoint Presentation of Task 3a & 3b to educate the Director.

(Not more than 12 slides)

Task 3 covers assessment criteria 2.2


Gold Shark Loan Company (GSLC)

The Gold Shark Loan Company provides finance for car purchasers who are buying second-hand cars. The company is in contact with a large number of dealers in the UK and offers a low interest rate loan scheme for selected purchasers. Dealers will use different loan companies depending on the status of their purchaser. When a purchaser requires finance the dealer sends a credit application on behalf of the purchaser to a local Gold Shark office. The local office enters these details on to a client file and sends them to a credit-checking agency in London. When the agency replies by post, the reply is recorded in the client file by the local office.

The client file is processed daily by the regional office, which takes the client details from the file and produces a set of finance documents, which are then sent to the dealer then obtains the purchaser’s signature on the finance documents and sends these back to the loan department in the Gold Shark regional office. The client file is updated to show the loan start date, and the Loans Department passes the finance documents to the Payments Office, which either sends a standing order to the appropriate bank or sends a payment book to the client.

Gold Shark maintains a strict check on its debts, and wants to hold a record of the payments received from its clients throughout the period of the loan. It is considering introducing at least two more methods of payment in addition to the standing orders and payment books. Gold Shark will allow a client to have more than one loan provided each loan has received credit approval.


1. You should write this assignment in report format style. Essential parts are:

a. Title/Cover page

b. Table of Contents

c. Introduction

d. Main body of the report clearly identifying the separate sections

e. Conclusion

f. References List

g. Appendices only if relevant and necessary

2. Use standard Arial font size 12. Report should be word processed and grammatically correct. Pages should be numbered; Name-Surname-Unit-Assignment-Date Submitted should be included on the header of each page.

3. Your assignment should be having no plagiarism. Please check for plagiarism before submission, using Turn-it-in anti-plagiarism software.

Please I want this ASAP before the 19th. Thank You...

Skills: Business Analysis, Computer Graphics, Embedded Software, Software Architecture, Technical Writing

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