10. Summary

  • The Design phase is about planning the project in detail so that that system will meet user requirements.
  • Detailed project planning is carried out at this stage
  • Project planning tools include gantt and PERT charts amongst others
  • The data capture method is to be defined (screen, paper forms etc)
  • The data input specification needs to be developed
  • The data output details are to be specified
  • System diagrams, Data Flow Diagrams and Flow charts are useful tools for this work
  • Business modeling is often a good idea to provide context
  • A data dictionary should be included if the system has data files and databases
  • A poor system requirements document will most likely lead to a poor outcome.
  • A good system requirements document will make success more likely


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