Outcomes addressed in this activity:
? Complete final assignment
? IT460-1 Compare various types of information systems.
? IT460-4 Practice team dynamics by participating in a role play activity.
Please complete the following assignments using MS Word. Save the assignment as Final
Assignment.doc and place it into the Unit 10 Final Assignment Drop Box. Ensure all
group members have checked the final assignment before it is submitted. Submit only
one Final Assignment per group.
Click here to access the “SCR-TIMS Work Session Link”.
Part 1: System Architecture Tasks
1. Visit SCR's data library to review SCR's network configuration and then send Jesse a
recommendation for the TIMS system architecture. She wants me to suggest an
overall network topology solution. She also asked me to comment on these issues:
legacy data, Web-centricity, scalability, security, and batch processing that might be
needed. Jesse said it was OK to make reasonable assumptions in my proposal to her
(SCR-TIMS, Work Session, Session 10,- To Do List #2).
This includes providing a detailed description of a client/server architecture. Assignment
should also show distinction between 2 tier and 3 tier network and select one for
recommendation. A detailed analysis of network topology includes definition and what is
being proposed for the client. Assignment should give a definition of what legacy data
entails and how it affects the assignment and what is being recommended for the new
system. It also should explain what web-centricity means and what the assignment will
entail regarding the web as opposed to a purely non-web architecture and GUI’s. Please
describe in detail what scalability, security and batch processing means and how each
will be implemented for the client. This can be done with flow charts and/or descriptions.
2. Prepare a design specification document as Jesse requested (SCR-TIMS, Work
Session, Session 10,- To Do List #4). Assignment Grading Rubric
Course: IT460 Unit: 10 Points: 140
Copyright Kaplan University
Assignment should give a detailed explanation of what a design specification is and
created one for the client that entails via description and diagrams what the system will
be comprised of after implementation.
Part B: Systems Implementation
1. Need to develop a testing plan that includes unit testing, integration testing, and
system testing as Jesse requested in her message. Also, draft a reminder to all IT
staff members about the importance of careful documentation (SCR-TIMS, Work
Session, Session 11,- To Do List #2).
Assignment should describe in detail the different types of testing that a system goes
through in the development of a system as well as during implementation and go-live.
The assignment should include a list of the roles that will be involved in the testing and
what mechanisms will be used for each testing process.
Part C: Systems, Operation, Support, and Security
1. Another issue: capacity planning! Jesse wants my input on the importance of capacity
planning for TIMS. Draft a message with my views.
Assignment should describe what capacity planning is and make a recommendation for
whether it should be included in the assignment and why or why not. What would
capacity planning entail and who would be involved.
When your professor reviews your work, they will approach your paper from a “Business
Executive’s” perspective. That means that you will have to address each of the items
below in terms that not only demonstrate your thorough understanding of the topic but
do so in terms that a business leader would understand.
Deliverables for each item below, the following three items must be addressed:
1. A detailed explanation of the particular topic in terms that demonstrate you
thoroughly understand the topic and have used terms that a business leader would
2. Your proposed solution for TIMS
3. Defense of your solution with actual data/information from our assigned Case
Study. Assignment Grading Rubric
Course: IT460 Unit: 10 Points: 140
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