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The Case study

Background

Xyzzy is a corporation that was formed to merge three different financial institutions. Each of the three financial institutions involved in the merger already had systems that complied with legislative requirements and had systems that allowed investors to monitor their investments and engage in regular trading. However, each of the original institutions had their own internal processes, financial systems, programming standards, databases etc. The new corporation is quite large, and given its size, it is not surprising that there are a diverse range of investors. Some of the investors hardly ever bother checking on their investments, while others monitor them regularly and engage in regular trading.

The Chief Executive of Xyzzy recognised that the future of the new corporation depended very much on the development of a new financial system to be used throughout Xyzzy. Given the importance of the new system, a project manager (David Grey) was appointed to manage the project. David had extensive project management experience and had successfully managed a number of similar projects.

Initial Data

After one week, David finalised a draft organisation chart. This showed that there would be a need for staff from several specialist areas. He arranged a meeting with the Human Resources Manager (Michael Brown) to proceed with appointments of “section leaders” for each specialist area. Michael agreed with the chart and arranged for someone from HR to help David with the development of position descriptions for the staff required.

The positions are to be advertised internally for three weeks. Another 2 weeks are to be allowed for interview processes and 2 weeks for the staff to be released from their current positions before they can commence on the project (i.e. a total of 7 weeks to appoint “section leaders”).

The following table shows the specialist areas and number of staff in each area (including the section leaders).

Section

Number of Section

$/hour

 

Staff (including the

 

 

section leaders)

 

Operations (OP)

2

$80

Analysts (AN)

3

$95

Database (DB)

2

$90

Software Engineers (SE)

3

$90

Telecommunications (TC)

1

$85

Security(SEC)

1

$90

Conversion Team (CT)

3

$60

Table 1: Specialist Areas (Sections)

 

Note:

Although there will be “section leaders”, assume that all staff members in a section have the same salary and can be assigned to any of the tasks requiring expertise from their area.

In the table above abbreviations are given for each section resource. For example, a software engineer is abbreviated to SE.

Assume that (apart from holidays) the staff work a 40 hour week from Monday to Friday (i.e. a 5 day week with 8 hour days). This means that in table 2 below one week equates to 5 days (Mon-Fri).

Assume that David will meet with the section leaders on their first day to explain the importance of the new system and to provide them with the preliminary details of the project. They will be required to provide any modifications within 1 week of that initial meeting. Assume that at the end of the week David has the information provided in the following table:

Task Name

Description

Predecessor(s)

Resource

To be completed

 

 

 

and

before the

 

 

 

Duration

milestone

 

 

 

Estimates

 

Xyzzy Financial System

 

 

 

 

1 Recruitment

 

 

 

 

1.1 Recruitment of

This is to be the start of

start of project

7 weeks.

 

section leaders

David’s schedule. It

schedule

Note that no

 

 

assumes that the

(Milestone 1 –

resources

 

 

charter has been signed,

M1) (start date:

are allocated

 

 

David has developed the

5th June 2017)

to this task

 

 

organisation chart and

 

although HR

 

 

the position descriptions

 

staff and the

 

 

for Section leaders have

 

PM will be

 

 

been developed.

 

involved in

 

 

 

 

this task.

 

1.2 Appointment of other

 

1.1

2 weeks.

 

section staff

 

 

Note that no

 

 

 

 

resources

 

 

 

 

are allocated

 

 

 

 

to this task

 

 

 

 

although HR

 

 

 

 

staff, section

 

 

 

 

leaders and

 

 

 

 

the PM will

 

 

 

 

be involved

 

 

 

 

in this task.

 

2 Development of

 

 

 

 

Common Standards

 

 

 

 

2.1 Database Standards

This will involve

1.2

2 person-

 

 

consultation with other

 

weeks of DB

 

 

members of the team

 

 

 

 

and IT staff from the

 

 

 

 

three initial

 

 

 

 

corporations.

 

 

 

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2.2 Programming

This will involve

1.2

2 person-

 

Standards

consultation with other

 

weeks of SE

 

 

members of the team

 

 

 

 

and IT staff from the

 

 

 

 

three initial

 

 

 

 

corporations.

 

 

 

3 Telecommunications

 

 

 

 

3.1 Analysis of existing

 

1.1

2 person-

 

contracts and

 

 

weeks of TC

 

requirements

 

 

 

 

3.2 Negotiation of new

 

3.1

4 person-

 

contracts

 

 

weeks of TC

 

3.3 Delivery time

 

3.2

2 weeks

 

 

 

 

(fixed

 

 

 

 

duration)

 

3.4 Installation and

 

3.3

1 person-

 

testing

 

 

week of TC

 

4 Security

 

 

 

 

4.1 Review of existing

 

1.1

3 person-

 

security

 

 

weeks of SEC

 

4.2 Develop security

 

4.1

4 person-

 

requirements document

 

 

weeks of SEC

 

4.3 Security development

 

4.2

4 person-

 

 

 

 

weeks of SEC

 

5 New hardware

 

 

 

 

5.1 Preparation of

 

6.1

4 person-

 

quotation

 

 

weeks of OP

 

5.2 Period quotation

 

5.1

4 weeks –

 

open

 

 

fixed

 

 

 

 

duration

 

5.3 Acceptance of

 

5.2

2 person-

 

quotation

 

 

weeks of OP

 

5.4 Lead time for delivery

 

5.3

4 weeks –

 

 

 

 

fixed

 

 

 

 

duration

 

5.5 Installation

 

5.4

1 person-

 

 

 

 

week of OP,

 

 

 

 

1 person

 

 

 

 

week of SE, 1

 

 

 

 

person-week

 

 

 

 

of SEC

 

 

 

 

(ideally the 3

 

 

 

 

staff working

 

 

 

 

together on

 

 

 

 

installation

 

 

 

 

matters for 1

 

 

 

 

week)

 

6 Software

 

 

 

 

6.1 Detailed

 

1.2

12 person-

M2

Requirements Analysis

 

 

weeks of AN

 

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6.2 Database extraction

 

 

 

 

program for corporation

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

6.2.1 Design of DB

 

2.1,2.2,6.1,6.11.1

3 person-

 

extraction program for

 

 

weeks of SE

 

corporation 1

 

 

 

 

6.2.2 Coding of DB

 

6.2.1

6 person-

 

extraction program for

 

 

weeks of SE

 

corporation 1

 

 

 

 

6.2.3 Testing of DB

 

6.2.2

2 person-

M3

extraction program for

 

 

weeks of SE

 

corporation 1

 

 

 

 

6.3 Database extraction

 

 

 

 

program for corporation

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

6.3.1 Design of DB

 

2.1,2.2,6.1,6.11.1

3 person-

 

extraction program for

 

 

weeks of SE

 

corporation 2

 

 

 

 

6.3.2 Coding of DB

 

6.3.1

6 person-

 

extraction program for

 

 

weeks of SE

 

corporation 2

 

 

 

 

6.3.3 Testing of DB

 

6.3.2

2 person-

M3

extraction program for

 

 

weeks of SE

 

corporation 2

 

 

 

 

6.4 Database extraction

 

 

 

 

program for corporation

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

6.4.1 Design of DB

 

2.1,2.2,6.1,6.11.1

3 person-

 

extraction program for

 

 

weeks of SE

 

corporation 3

 

 

 

 

6.4.2 Coding of DB

 

6.4.1

6 person-

 

extraction program for

 

 

weeks of SE

 

corporation 3

 

 

 

 

6.4.3 Testing of DB

 

6.4.2

2 person-

M3

extraction program for

 

 

weeks of SE

 

corporation 3

 

 

 

 

6.5 Database Upload

 

 

 

 

program for new DB

 

 

 

 

6.5.1 Design Upload

 

2.1,2.2,6.1, 6.11.1

2 person-

 

program for new DB

 

 

weeks of SE

 

6.5.2 Code Database

 

6.5.1

4 person-

 

Upload program for new

 

 

weeks of SE

 

DB

 

 

 

 

6.5.3 Test Database

 

6.5.2

2 person-

M3

Upload program for new

 

 

weeks of SE

 

DB

 

 

 

 

6.6 Daily update share

 

 

 

 

and unit prices

 

 

 

 

6.6.1 Design Daily update

 

2.1,2.2,6.1

1 person-

 

share and unit prices

 

 

week of SE

 

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6.6.2 Code Daily update

 

6.6.1

2 person-

 

share and unit prices

 

 

2eeks of SE

 

6.6.3 Test Daily update

 

6.6.2

1 person-

M3

share and unit prices

 

 

week of SE

 

6.7 Investor portfolio

 

 

 

 

reports

 

 

 

 

6.7.1 Design Investor

 

2.1,2.2,6.1

1 person-

 

portfolio reports

 

 

week of SE

 

6.7.2 Code Investor

 

6.7.1

2 person-

 

portfolio reports

 

 

2eeks of SE

 

6.7.3 Test Investor

 

6.7.2

1 person-

M3

portfolio reports

 

 

week of SE

 

6.8 Unit prices history

 

 

 

 

report

 

 

 

 

6.8.1 Design Unit prices

 

2.1,2.2,6.1

3 person-

 

history report

 

 

days of SE

 

6.8.2 Code Unit prices

 

6.8.1

1 person-

 

history report

 

 

week of SE

 

6.8.3 Test Unit prices

 

6.8.2

3 person-

M3

history report

 

 

days of SE

 

6.9 Margin loan

 

 

 

 

simulation program

 

 

 

 

6.9.1 Design Margin loan

 

2.1,2.2,6.1

2 person-

 

simulation program

 

 

weeks of SE

 

6.9.2 Code Margin loan

 

6.9.1

3 person

 

simulation program

 

 

weeks of SE

 

6.9.3 Test Margin loan

 

6.9.2

1 person-

M3

simulation program

 

 

week of SE

 

6.10 Investor personal

 

 

 

 

Details Maintenance

 

 

 

 

6.10.1 Design Investor

 

2.1,2.2,6.1

1 person-

 

personal Details

 

 

week of SE

 

Maintenance

 

 

 

 

6.10.2 Code Investor

 

6.10.1

2 person-

 

personal Details

 

 

weeks of SE

 

Maintenance

 

 

 

 

6.10.3 Test Investor

 

6.10.2

1 person-

M3

personal Details

 

 

week f SE

 

Maintenance

 

 

 

 

6.11 Database

 

 

 

 

6.11.1 Design New

 

2.1,2.2,6.1

4 person-

 

Database

 

 

weeks of DB

 

6.11.2 Develop New

 

6.11.1

4 person-

 

Database