Systems Analysis & Design: Topic 8b
Finalization of the Analysis Phase  -- Proposal & Specification


Proposal Organization

  1. Cover letter -- a letter to management and the MIS task force listing people who did the study and summarizing the objectives of the study.
  2. Title page -- lists the name of the project, the names of the analysis team members, and the date of submission.
  3. Table of Contents -- needed in proposals of 10 pages or more.
  4. Executive Summary -- explains the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the proposal. It should include the recommendations of the systems analyst and the desired management action.
  5. Outline of Systems Study -- provides information about all of the methods used in the study and who or what was studied.
  6. Detailed Results of Systems Study -- details what the analyst has found out about the current system.
  7. Systems Alternative -- two or three alternative solutions that directly address the aforementioned problems.
  8. Systems Analyst's Recommendations -- details the recommended solution, including the reasons supporting the recommendation.
  9. Proposal Summary -- a brief statement that reiterates the contents of the executive summary.
  10. Appendices -- includes any information that is important to specific individuals, but which is not essential for understanding the systems study and what is being proposed.

Visual Appearance of the Proposal

Oral Presentation