Accession Number : ADA319514

Title :   The Design of a Financial Management Database System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Leszynski, Edward G.

PDF Url : ADA319514

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : This research led to the design and development of a financial management database system for the Aeronautical Systems Center (AS C) Environmental Management (EM) Systems Program Office (SPO), which has the responsibility of managing the environmental contracts for the Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated (GOCO) plants that are owned by the Air Force. This thesis investigated the various 'development strategies' and 'methodologies' described in the Management Information Systems literature in order to devise an end-user development strategy capable of meeting the EM SPO's requirements. In addition, the information requirements, conceptual design and prototyping, and procedures phases of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) are discussed in detail. Even though the objective of providing accurate and timely information to program managers was met, problems arose during the design and development phases as a result of changes in requirements. The author thinks that defining information requirements is the most important step in the development process because the ultimate effectiveness of the system depends on how accurately the information requirements are determined initially. Therefore, it is recommended that before a project of this magnitude is undertaken in the future, a firm baseline of system requirements be established early and be adhered to throughout the duration of the project.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, REQUIREMENTS, AIR FORCE, STRATEGY, CONTRACTS, ACCURACY, THESES, PHASE, AERONAUTICS, BASE LINES, LIFE CYCLES, TIMELINESS, EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT), INFORMATION PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE