> This project involves technical and business analysis.
> This project is the first step of a much larger? project.? ?
> Project Overview:
1. Analyze the technical feasibility, cost and complications of developing online customized printing utilities.
2. Determine what technologies and approaches meet our long term needs
3. Prepare simple? demonstration models of customization tools in order to allow user experience and administrative functionality to be analyzed and defined
4. Develop a strategy for full development of online customization tools (stages and steps etc)
5. Create the documents necessary for a RAC bid request to complete the development (scope statement, technical descriptions, requirements, approximate budget, development time and time line).
**The project and related background is described in detail an introductory document: SSB-CustomPrinting-BackgroundInformationV4? This document must be read before bidding.
Detailed story boards have been created to provide an illustration of? the functionality that is? required.? There are five excel files (each with multiple tabs or pages) that illustrate? the functionality that is required.? These files are explained within the introductory document named above.
A video that illustrates the customization process? is available.
Additional graphic files and related information are available on request.
**Business Analysis not Programming
**The objective of this project is to? develop a strategy for the development of online? customization tools.? The objectives are? strategic in nature.?
This project is the first step of a larger project that will involve the full scale development of the customization tools.
This project requires business analysis skills.? It is not just a technical analysis.? The? proposed solution must? make sense from an operational perspective and not just be technical feasible.? ? Business related experience of bidders will therefore be an important part of the bid evaluation process.
**What we are asking for at this point is an analyiss of the types of technologies that could be used to offer customization.
Business analysis is to? be followed by a? layout of how the technology will be applied in the form of a simple demo and storyboards.
The demo is to be? followed by a set of requirements documents that will allow the full project to? effectively communicated to programmers.
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1. Analysis of business needs
-? For example; marketing, administrative, production and record keeping
(Thorough? business analysis is extremely important.? We do not want utilities that are technically elegant but operationally impractical. )
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2. Analysis of technical alternatives ??" pros and cons of which technologies to employ
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 3.? Demonstration model? in the form of story boards and/or working demos?
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 4. Refinement of design to meet business needs (maximum flexibility with minimum operating costs)
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 5. Preparation of requirements documents that will allow for full development of the customization tools through a separate? RAC bid request.