Requirements analysis is probably the most important step towards the implementation of information systems for supporting the operations of an organisation efficiently.
Our clients require assistance in:
• Organising, expressing and communicating their expectations from the system under development, and from relevant works to be executed as part of the IT project.
• Understanding the full width of their processes, and the way these processes are performed by their personnel.
• Producing a detailed map of existing IT infrastructure and investigating how parts of it can be exploited in the future work environment.
• Perceiving a high-level architecture of supporting information systems that will need to be implemented sooner or later in order to meet clients’ requirements.
• Designing an appropriate IT solution in terms of network, hardware and software infrastructure, as well as the bridges for integrating this solution in its environment.
In order to help clients collect their requirements for a new IS and to provide them with the corresponding systems architecture, Deloitte will:
• Approach the viewpoints of different bodies that have some interest in the IT project, including viewpoints of competition & financial viability, tax & legality, environmental preservation & sustainability, work environment quality and ethics, and so on.
• Encourage and facilitate collaboration between consultants and employees of the organisation, so that requirements and systems designs reflect real needs and evolve in an iterative manner, based on frequent validation and feedback from all interested parties.
• Employ advanced requirements analysis and systems architecturing techniques, leading to collection of all the necessary information, enabling efficient communication among all different stakeholders, and facilitating smooth transition from analysis to IS implementation.
• Exploit good knowledge of the local and international IT market, and propose leading edge solutions.
• Examine quantitative and qualitative measures relating to alternative solutions (e.g. performance, acquisition & maintenance cost, return on investment, quality of services, systems mission criticality) and come up with a well-informed final proposition.