Riordan Manufacturing, Inc. Essay

3355 Words Aug 1st, 2012 14 Pages
Riordan Manufacturing, Inc. SR-rm-220
Michael S Black
BSA 375
August 6, 2012
John Dunn

Riordan Manufacturing, Inc. SR-rm-220
Introduction and Brief History
“Riordan Manufacturing is a global plastics manufacturer employing 550 people with projected annual earnings of $46 million. The company is wholly owned by Riordan Industries, a Fortune 1000 enterprise with revenues in excess of $1 billion.
Its products include plastic beverage containers produced at its plant in Albany, Georgia, custom plastic parts produced at its plant in Pontiac, Michigan, and plastic fan parts produced at its facilities in Hangzhou, China. The company's research and development is done at the corporate headquarters in San Jose. Riordan's major customers
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(hereafter referred to as Riordan) has requested our aid in integrating the existing variety of Human Resource (HR) tools into a single integrated application throughout each of Riordan’s Plants. This will entail incorporating state-of-the-art, information systems technology throughout the entire company and is projected to be completed by the second business quarter (six months from now) of next year.
This will be the first of three reports detailing this procedure. In this first report, we will be using the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) method to identify the stakeholders, acquiring information via specific techniques with the use of systems analysis tools, identifying key factors to ensure that the information gathered is legitimate, and exploring the project’s scope and feasibility. At the conclusion, we will be ready to begin implementing these steps as we proceed into the design developmental phases of our project.

Key Stakeholders in Riordan

As with any project, the planning phase is the most important step towards beginning. The SDLC is subdivided into four general phases: Systems Planning and Selection, Systems Analysis, Systems Design, and Systems Implementations and Operations. During the systems planning and selection phase, developers and clients sit down and discuss exactly what it is that they would like to be accomplished. It is here where the needs, functions, behaviors, performance, interfacing, and requirements are defined. The

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