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The Learning Team project for this course, due in Week Five, consists of a 10- to 15-page plan and presentation of the methodology of business system analysis. The plan will include the following information for a real or hypothetical business situation:

Problem identification, introduction and background, which includes the following:
Identification and description of a business situation that has been justified for selection of one or more of the three types of business analysis situations (getting what you do not have, getting rid of what you do have, improving/changing what you have).
Check list to assure completeness of the analysis
Definition of project management success factors
Identification of how to get organized and where to start

Methodology description, key features, and associated tools. Include the following:
Key methodology components and features
Expectations of the methodology
Deliverables from the methodology
Steps in use of the methodology and how they relate to the project life cycle
Methods or tools to implement the approach

Barriers and risks in applying the methodology. Include the following:
Previous research
Unrealistic project components
Ignorance of corporate culture
Logistics and time lines
Impact from type of industry
Conflicting goals and priorities
Non-information service influences
Resource limits
Tool and talent availability, or unavailability
Distribution of power
Ongoing sponsorship

Mitigation of risk imposed in application of the methodology. Include the following:
Cost benefit
Net present value

Least-cost alternative
Cost/economic analysis
Decision evaluation matrix
Risk analysis

Approach to use of the methodology in decision-making and analysis delivery. Include the following:
Tangible and intangible benefits
Feasibility of the technology, human resources, financial, and organizational impact
Monitoring and evaluation. Include the following:
Procedures for handoff to development and implementation teams

Schedule for post-implementation audit