System Analysis and Design
Name of Student 
Unit TitleSystem Analysis and Design

[Unit code: K/601/1281; QCF Level 4; Credit value: 15]

Assignment No. & TitleAssignment 2

I.            Understand the different system life cycle models

II.            Recognize the significance of Feasibility Study

III.            Performing systems investigation

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Scenario:

When a new or upgraded system is introduced into an organisation, it is usually intended to support the work already carried out by the organisation. Although the new system may differ substantially from the existing system, the information being handled, and the main functions of the system, will remain relatively unchanged.

An analysis of the existing system, therefore, provides a firm, the basis for the design of the new system.Systems development starts with investigation and analysis of existing systems.

Being a System Analyst, you have been contacted by the management of the State Library for systems investigation, as keeping an overview of a library’s content manually, is too time-consuming. Using a software solution helps getting a quick and clear summary of the library’s status and it offers an efficient way to manage and maintain a library.

The Management expects that the new Library Management System will keep track of:

  • Books available in the library
  • Books borrowed and borrower details
  • Returned books details
  • Books added/removed details
  • Books stock (not-available/low-quantity) details

Your role is to obtain the user and system requirements and perform a systems investigation using appropriate system analysis tools and techniques for the new Library Management System which will cater to the above mentioned services for the State Library.

Task 1:

Undertake a systems investigation (for functional and non-functional requirements and constraints) to meet the Library Management System’s needs.                        (Outcome 3.1)

Task 2:

Use appropriate systems analysis tools and techniques (like interviews) to carry out a systemsinvestigation.                                                                                                        (Outcome 3.2)

Task 3:

Create documentation (including the Purpose, Background, Scope, Definitions and References, Conclusion) to support a systems investigation.                                             (Outcome 3.3)

Task 4:

Evaluate how the user and systems requirements have been addressed.       (Outcome 3.4)

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