Project Background Current System Developed System Success Critical Stakeholders Organizational Goals
Project Background USC Football program: large number of people involved during the recruiting process. The idea : develop a program to efficiently support this process. High Level Impact: Better management of prospective applicants & players Better client participation in other administrative activities. Improved online repository of classified player information
Current System Personal records of player’s information are stored in Excel. There are more than 150 records, hence, lot of time is spent in searching for the recruit’s information. Jared uses information stored in Excel to make phone calls. Spends approx. 2 hours for 150 phone calls regarding updates.
Developed System The new system provides a database which stores information of potential recruits. The user obtains information using this database. The new system can send text messages to the recruit’s mobile phone. There are 2 sets of users – Executive and Standard, each with different privileges.
Success Critical Stakeholders Jared Blank – Client Standard User: Football Coaches, supporting staff System maintainers Developers Revati Kadu ( Project Manager) Natasha Karnik (Life Cycle Plans and Prototypes) Akshay Aras (Project Coordinator) Amruta Chitnis (Systems Architecture and Project Tracking) Abhishek Venkatesh (Operational Concept and Analysis) Potential Recruits
Organizational Goals OG1: Better way of storing information and improved way of searching by having information stored in a database OG2: Efficient operational capability via text messaging functionality.
New and changed requirements Data reporting: Printout of important content (already satisfied) Issue of budget discussed with the client. Hence a particular COTS was chosen.
Based on Business Case Analysis Project Duration: 24 weeks, 2 semesters. Positive ROI (0.62) starting year 2006. Number of Developers for 577a: 6 577b: 5
Effort for Developers Effort* from start of 577a for 6 developers till date. Planned: 1183 Actual: 1212 Effort* from start of 577b for 5 developers till date. Planned: 697 Actual: 723 *Person Hours Above information is based on calculations done using progress reports of each semester. Till date: 4/11/2006