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Information Systems Analysis and Design

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VI. The Feasibility Study
What is a feasibility study? What to study and conclude? Benefits and costs Cost/Benefit analysis Accounting methods Comparing alternatives

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2002 Jaelson Castro and John Mylopoulos

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Information Systems Analysis and Design

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The Feasibility Study Phase n The objectives of a feasibility study are to find out if an information system project can be done (...is it possible?...is it justified?) and to suggest possible alternative solutions. n A feasibility study should provide management with enough information to decide: - whether the project can be done - whether the final product will benefit its intended users - what are the alternatives among which a solution will be chosen (during subsequent phases) - is there a preferred alternative n After a feasibility study, management makes a go/no go decision The feasibility study is a management-oriented activity

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What to Study? ...What to Conclude? n Things to be studied during the feasibility study phase: ü The present organizational system, including users, policies, functions, objectives,... ü Problems with the present system (inconsistencies, inadequacies in functionality, performance,..., ü Objectives and other requirements for the new system (what needs to change?) ü Constraints, including nonfunctional requirements on the system (preliminary pass) ü Possible alternatives (the current system is always one of those) ü Advantages and disadvantages of the alternatives Things to conclude: Feasibility of the project and the preferred alternative.

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