BUA 235: Team Project
And Chap 10’s
Information Systems Development- SDLC
• Goal 4: Teamwork
• Students will understand the fundamental
concepts of teamwork, and demonstrate the
ability to work in teams.
• Students will identify the elements in building
effective teams; students will articulate the
team goal and their individual contributions to
the team goal and students will describe the
significant roles and contributions of team
• Because of synergy in groups is remarkable
• We are assessing group effectiveness in order
to place individual personalities in
perspective, value differences that arise, and
meld diverse approaches into effective
• The most effective teams are the ones where
everyone understands their unique jobs and
then (of course) does them
What is measured when determining
• Do all members know what specific goals the team is
trying to accomplish?
• Do team members agree on that the specific goals
• What activities does the team choose to undertake or
assign in order to achieve its goals?
– Did any particular activity work particularly well in getting
Team effectiveness continued
• Did each team member
have a specific –even
that helped the team
achieve its goal?
• Is the work stimulating
and worth your time?
• Does your team have the
resources to achieve its
• Resources include;
– Talents /skills
Your Team Project
• The team project consists of developing an inventory information
system using MS Access 2007. Specific deliverables of the team
project will include;
• A list of three to five business requirements that state how the
information system should work
• An Entity Relationship (ER) Model that graphically represents
specific information system entities. These entities include; tables,
relationship types, fields, and field data types
• The completed information system itself. This information system
will include; tables, forms, queries, macros, relationships, various
reports, and a main menu for accessing information system
To start the project
• Teams will be setup first. Next
• Information Systems Cases
will be assigned to each team:
• Team leaders will have to
choose a electronic platform,
Google Docs, Wiggio, etc… to
workflow, and Content
• Business Requirements and ER
• The Information system itself
built using MS Access 2007
• DUE: Report and Info system
due on 12/2/2010
• Team Presentations: Dec 7-9
What is Systems Development?
• Systems development, or systems analysis and design
• Process of creating and maintaining information
System development not just for
• Establishing the system’s goals, setting up the
project, and determining requirements require
business knowledge and management skill.
• Tasks such as building computer networks and
writing computer programs require technical
• Developing the other components requires
nontechnical, human relations skills.
Non-technical, human relations skills
• Creating data models requires the ability to interview users
and understand their view of the business activities.
• Designing procedures, especially those involving group action,
requires business knowledge and an understanding of group
• Developing job descriptions, staffing, and training all require
human resource and related expertise.
• Coordinated teamwork of both specialists and non-specialists
with business knowledge.
IS systems never “off the shelf”
• Information systems involve people and procedures, therefore
procedures must be constructed or adapted to fit business and
people, regardless of how computer programs are obtained.
• You will have a key role in information systems development.
• Ensuring that effective procedures exist for using the information
• Ensuring that personnel are properly trained and are able to use the
• Single most important criterion for information systems success is
for users to take ownership of their systems.
Difficulties Associated with Systems
• Systems development is difficult
• Many projects are never finished.
• Some finish 200 to 300 percent
• Others finish within budget and
schedule, but never satisfactorily
accomplish their goals.
• What features do you want?
• Do you really need them?
• What kind of controls do you want?
• What functions should it have?
• What data do you have?
• What information do you want provided?
• Must create environment where difficult questions are
asked and answered
Challenges associated with Virtual
• Remember chap 2?
• Content management
requires a means to
manage multiple users
that are contributing and
schedules, task lists,
assignments, and so on….
• Factors that will effect
• unique dimensions of
• geographic dispersion,
• electronic dependence,
• cultural diversity, and
• dynamic structure.