THE SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIO-TECHNICAL BALANCE Session Long Project Assume you have gained reasonable support from the various stakeholders, and they will go along with your hypothetical information system project. For Module 2, your assignment is to conduct a feasibility study of your project. Please review this document http://www.umsl.edu/~sauterv/analysis/feasibility.htm—to see how to conduct a feasibility study. The purpose of such a study is to develop the more detailed information about the project that stakeholders and others need to continue and extend their support for it. Please write a 3- to 5-page paper summarizing the feasibility of your hypothetical information systems project. Please consider the political, economic, technical, operational, legal, and schedule aspects in your feasibility study, and make sure to discuss the following issues in your presentation:
The scope of the proposed system—its functions, users, dimensions and constraints A rough estimate of the system size, costs, schedules, etc. The benefits of the system—both quantitative and qualitative measures Any systems that might compete with your proposed system Your strategies to present the systems to stakeholders and clients for review Please conclude your paper with a paragraph or two discussing the whole experience of this hypothetical project design exercise—what you learned, what you found frustrating, and any suggestions you have as to how it could be improved for future students. The following items will be assessed in particular: The degree to which you have carried out the assignment completely, or clarified why you could not and investigated alternatives Your ability to describe your project clearly and develop your recommendations systematically Your ability to focus on the overall purposes of the assignment, not just its specific steps Your use of some in-text references to what you have read; please cite all sources properly. General Case and SLP Paper Writing Guidelines Your assignment will be graded according to the MSITM SLP Grading Rubric, which aligns with the following expectations. (To see the rubric, go to Assessments>Rubrics. Click the arrow next to the rubric name and choose Preview.) SLP Assignment Expectations (30 points total) Length: Follow the number of pages required in the assignment excluding cover page and references.
Each page should have about 300 words. Assignment-driven criteria (14 points): Demonstrates clear understanding of the subject and addresses all key elements of the assignment. Critical thinking (6 points): Demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem. Shows analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of required material. Conclusions are logically presented. Scholarly writing (3 points): Demonstrates proficiency in written communication at the academic level of the course. Assignment Organization (3 points): Assignment is well organized and follows the required structure and organization of the assignment. Citing and using references (4 points): Uses relevant and credible sources to support assertions; uses in-text citations; properly formats references.