System Development Life Cycle: Phases I & II – Planning and Analysis



Read the details of the Larson Property Management Company case  scenario on pages 114–115 of the textbook. The Chief Executive Officer,  Mr. Larson, and the Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Johnson, would like to  increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the HR functions, as well  as reduce overall HR costs. Mr. Larson and Ms. Johnson would like you,  the HR Director, to serve as the change agent of the project. In this  assignment, you will develop a plan and analysis (the planning and  analysis phases of the systems development life cycle [SDLC]) of the  current business based on the details of the scenario.


Write a 2–3 page proposal, in which you do the following:

Introduction and Plan
  1. Detail the current situation for the company, focusing on the  issues that the organization is currently facing from using a legacy  HRIS. Explain your plan for moving forward to address these issues.
Needs Analysis
  1. Based on the issues the organization is currently facing,  identify the new system needs. Identify change team members who will  help identify system need, and specify their role and responsibilities.
Interview, Questionnaire, Observation, or Focus Group
  1. Determine how additional data will be collected regarding  system needs. Determine how the change management team will collect data  during the exploration phase. Specify whether team members will use  interviews, questionnaires, observations, and/or focus groups to collect  data from end users. Provide at least five essential questions that  will be asked of end users via interview, questionnaire, observation, or  focus group.
  1. Explain two to three reasons why the company would benefit  from adopting an HRIS. Focus on how the HRIS would address the current  HR needs of the organization.
  1. Use at least two quality academic resources in this  assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as  academic resources.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For  assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing  Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Develop a plan for conducting an HRIS needs analysis.
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