Technology

Assignment Requirements

Chapter 5

 

Personal Trainer, Inc. owns and operates fitness centers in a dozen Midwestern cities. The centershave done well, and the company is planning an international expansion by opening a new “supercenter” in the Toronto area. Personal Trainer’s president, Cassia Umi, hired an IT consultant, Susan Park, to help develop an information system for the new facility. During the project, Susan will work closely with Gray Lewis, who will manage the new operation.

Background

Susan Park has completed a preliminary investigation and performed the fact-finding tasks that were described in Chapters 2 and 4. Now, she will use the results to develop a logical model of the proposed information system.

 

Tasks

Before you perform the following tasks, you should review the information provided in Chap·

ters 2 and 4 of the case.

  1. Prepare a context diagram for the new system.
  2. Prepare a diagram 0 D FD for the new system.
  3. Write a brief memo that explains at least five attributes that you can use to define a process in the order system.
  4. Write a brief memo that explains at least five attributes that you can use to define an entity in the order system.

 

Chapter 6

 

Personal Trainer, Inc. owns and operates fitness centers in a dozen Midwestern cities. The centers have done well, and the company is planning an international expansion by opening a new “supercenter” in the Toronto area. Personal Trainer’s president, Cassia Umi, hired an IT consultant,

Susan Park, to help develop an information system for the new facility. During the project, Susan will work closely with Gray Lewis, who will manage the new operation.

Background

Working as an IT consultant for Personal Trainer, Susan Park used data and process modeling tools to create a logical model of the proposed information system. Now she wants to build an object-oriented view of the system using 0 -0 tools and techniques. Before you perform the following tasks, you should review the information and background in Chapters 1 and 2, and the fact-finding summary of the case provided in Chapter 4.

 

Tasks

 

  1. Identify possible actors and use cases involved in Personal Trainer’s operations.
  2. Create an object relationship diagram for the Personal Trainer information system.
  3. Create a use case diagram for the system.
  4. Select one of the use cases and create a sequence diagram and a state transition diagram.

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7

 

 

Personal Trainer, Inc. owns and operates fitness centers in a dozen Midwestern cities. The centers

have done well, and the company is planning an international expansion by opening a new “su·

percenter” in the Toronto area. Personal Trainer’s president, Cassia Umi, hired an IT consultant,

Susan Park, to help develop an information system for the new facility. During the project, Susan

will work closely with Gray Lewis, who will manage the new operation.

Background

During data and process modeling, Susan Park developed a logical model of the proposed system.

She drew an entity-relationship diagram and constructed a set of leveled and balanced D FDs.

Now Susan is ready to consider various development strategies for the new system. She will investigate

traditional and Web-based approaches and weigh the pros and cons of in-house develop·

ment versus other alternatives. Before you begin, you should review the background information

and facts contained in Chapters 2, 4, and 5 of the case study.

Tasks

  1. What options does Personal Trainer have for developing a new system? What are some spe·

cific issues and options that Susan should consider in making a decision?

  1. Susan has been asked to prepare a system requirements document and deliver a presenta·

tion to the management team. What should be the main elements of the system requirements

document?

  1. Based on the suggestions in Part A of the Systems Analyst’s Toolkit, what visual aids should

Susan use during her presentation?

  1. Susan wants to prepare a presentation that will calculate the total cost of ownership for the

system. What financial analysis tools are available to her, and what are the advantages (and

possible disadvantages) of each tool?

 

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