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Red Sky Travel Case

Red Sky Travel Case

MS Project 2007

MS project file is attached.

2. Steps To Follow A Benefits Realisation Approach To The Implementation

To recruit and advertise the professionals are required.

To document and analyze the specifications for the functionality which is required.

To acquire the hardware which is needed and the software that is considered to be a part of the infrastructure of the IT facilities.

To test, design, implement and run the whole system.

After this, there is a need to define human resources in the segments of seniority, hourly and category costs:

Technical support - Possesses technical knowledge of the product

Functional expert(s) - Possesses knowledge of the process of business

System Administrator- Maintains the workflow environment

Workflow Business Analyst - An expert of workflow tools

Business Analyst - Assists during the analysis of a business process

Nowadays, a project's cost is majorly fixed even before the designing is completed, and many times even before the designing starts. Approximation then turns into majorly guesswork which is founded on the experience which was gained by earlier mishap estimates. If there is no design, it becomes impossible to figure out the number of lines of functions /code/objects /components required [1]. The estimator should depend on the documents and information which is at hand before starting the design, more instance the non-functional and functional needs, use-cases, and workflows. Hence gathering the requirements and anaylzing them is imperative for the estimation of the project (it's testing, design and development).

With the use such documents, the estimator may be able to create an object hierarchy tree at the same time. The object hierarchy tree may aid in the identification of different types/levels of objects that must be created, the expectation from these objects, as well as a few attributes of the said objects. So, if there is no application design in position, the scope of work that needs to be done; when talking in terms of the required functionality, can also be identified[2].

After that there is a need to figure out a typical team member's output. Some of the organizations like to divide the team members according to the pay scale, role and position of each member of the team. The output of the team member needs to be proportional to the salary, role, and position. The work of the team member is inclusive of suggestions, ideas research, coding, and discussions. However, their output also involves debugging, design, test case designs, documentation, testing, and coding. Generally an architect would not code, similarly a tester would neither, nor would the project manager. So, each of their deliverables is taken in a different manner, as shown below:

Number of Employees

Job Designation

Estimated Cost


Software Engineer

400 hours @ £15,000 /month


Programmer Analysts

250 hours @ £20/hour


GUI Designer

200 hours @ £25/hour


Telecommunications Specialist

50 hours @ £25/hour


System Architect

100 hours @ £30/hour


Database Specialist

15 hours @ £20/hour


System Librarian

250 hours @ £9/hour

There exist a few different roles for instance domain consultants, SQAs, deployment manager, etc. The problem which arises at this point is that a lot of approximations are done before there may be a determination of the numbeer of man-hours that are required by all of the above mentioned ...