Maddox Smith Staff asked 4 years ago

Convert Houses for the Occupation

Abbott Housing Trust was formed in 1933 by Margaret Hill, CBE, whose primary objective was to “convert houses for the occupation of more than one family” and to aid ‘old aged pensioners’. Our first acquisition was in Pembroke Road in April of that year. The trust grew rapidly over the first few years. By 1938 – when the trust’s core focus was based around caring for and accommodating old and incapacitated men and women – 41 houses had been acquired and divided into 175 flats, providing affordable accommodation for 416 people. Today, Abbott Housing Trust owns and manages 385 properties within the London Borough of Haringey. In 2013 we celebrate our 80th Birthday. One third of our housing stock is ‘older persons’ housing, consisting of five high quality and relatively modern sheltered housing schemes. The remaining two thirds of our stock is largely general needs housing typically located in large converted Victorian/ Edwardian houses. Our homes are situated within the Abbott, Crouch End, Harringay and Tottenham areas of the London Borough of Haringey Our tenants are involved in monitoring our performance, recruiting staff and in decisions about the future. Nearly half of our tenants are from ethnic minority backgrounds, and our staff speak different languages so we can be sure everyone’s needs are understood. Much of our stock is already at Decent Homes standard and we are working to Decent Homes Plus. We provide a local and responsive maintenance service.   Our Services Our services extend beyond providing homes. We are more just housing We also: Involve our residents in shaping our services and all we offer Help residents find affordable credit and offer money advice with real results Work with local agencies to tackle anti social behaviour and work under the Partnership Protected Areas to ensure residents are safe in their homes Provide funding for improving communities under the Better Communities Fund   Tasks:            To Develop a fully functional ecommerce website for the Trust   As part of your preparation for the development of the system, you have been asked to make an appointment to see the User Management of the system. The users main stakeholders are Jerry Langham (Head of Trust) & Tracy Barlow (Director of Finance). The business analysts and usability experts are planning to carry out a systems analysis on a current project for the trust. REQUIRED: 1.         Identify 5 other key stakeholders and conduct a stakeholder analysis discussing potential areas of conflict and how this would be managed.                   (20 marks) 2.         Using a few paragraphs, describe two different development life cycles models (Software Life Cycles) and their suitability for this IT Project.                  (20 marks) 3.         Choosing one of the above, describe the features, advantages, disadvantages of the methodology using a few paragraphs.                                                          (20 marks) 4.         You may need to interview the users to produce the following:             Project Specification Requirements including:                                              (30 marks) (i)         Phases, Activities, Resources, and Duration. (ii)        Risk Management (iii)       Communication Strategy