DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERISED PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (A CASE STUDY OF SPRINGLIGHT TECHNOLOGY, UYO)
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION
1.1.0 GENERAL INTRODUCTION
Project management establishments like Springlight Technology, Treasure property& project management company, Novitia consulting, etc., these establishments require efficient and brilliant techniques and flexible systems for proper management of all their operation. Their main objective is to offer quality services in project management to individuals and other companies buying their service in a proper and cost-effective way. In recent years, there has been a rapid growth in infrastructures and projects executed in the country, which in turn has created a need to build an application that will address most of the issues address in this research work. This research work will be of paramount importance to these sectors as it will be designed to address most of their challenges.
Project Management Software easily automates the whole process of project creating, adding team members to the project, allocating tasks,s and creating project milestones as well as setting a time frame for each project. System users are created by the system admin where each staff is able to login in with the provided authorization and manage his/her account. Clients register to the system to view and input necessary details on his/her project, the users/staff all form the project team member, where staff can be added to as many projects he/she so desire. The admin has the sole authority over the system.
Chapter one introduces the research work and the problem definition of the research, and to know the aim of this research work, research justification tells us why it is important to research on this topic; it also covers areas like scope and limitation of study which entails the boundary of this work. Definition of terms gives summarize what each chapter entails.
1.3.0 PROBLEM DEFINITION
This research work was undertaken to uncover some of the problems with conventional project management systems. Where project team members meet on regular basis to discuss the progress made on the project, team members are not permitted to travel or engage in activities outside the cities as work progress is a review by physical presence. Using this conventional method pose lots of constraint on team member as no team member can focus on other business activities except these is completed. Thereby slowing the growth of the establishment.
1.4.0 OBJECTIVE OF STUDY
In view of the problems mentioned above, this project is aimed at implementing a project management system that will exclusively:
Automate every project carried out in the establishment such as registering a project, keeping track of project milestones, project updates, and Asynchronous transfer of message between project team members. Efficiently handling of project files and secure channel through which projects will be a store, sorted, updated, and retrieved.
SCREENSHOTS OF THE APPLICATION
1.5.0 RESEARCH JUSTIFICATION
This research work will provide a reliable way of handling Springlight projects effectively and eliminate the lag time in file recovery and also with the inclusion of an asynchronous system. Furthermore, it will aid structural document representation and eliminates the tedium of performing the monotonous transaction. This research will also contribute to the existing literature in this area and will serve as a guild or blueprint for an undergraduate student.
1.6.0 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
This research work “design and implementation of an interactive project management system” will be a web-based application and will be implemented on a relational database system(MySQL). Html(hypertext markup language), CSS(cascading style sheet), and Jquery will be used to design the web-user interface, PHP (hypertext preprocessor) will be used as the serve- side script language to link the interface and the database.
1.7.0 SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF STUDY
This research work is to develop a system capable of handling all Springlight tasks such as creating a project, setting a time frame for a project, adding team members to each project, adding project milestones to each project, and asynchronous messages between team members. The system will also incorporate in its design a feedback layout between the project team and d client as well.
The system will not incorporate in its development all the functions of a project management system but will focus only on the aforementioned functionalities. The system will not be responsible for any loss of data if its environment (network/system installed on) is corrupt.
1.8.0 CHAPTER LAYOUT
This section was put in place to explain what each chapter does, chapter one introduces the project to the reader by explaining the problems the project is supposed to solve, the objective of the study and research justification is to describe to the reader the purpose and the importance of researching on this topic, research methodology is all about the method used in implementing the research work, scope and limitation describe the boundary of the research work and where the project work can be put into use.
Chapter two deals with the literature review and state-of-the-art. This chapter discusses the literature review, what people have published related to this research work and their shortcomings, how this present research can improve their shortcomings.
Chapter three deals with the system design methodology i.e. collection of tools methods and practices for achieving a task; the requirement specification states the expectation of the system analysis, and design which is the blueprint of what the system would carry out.
Chapter four has to do with the implementation, system testing strategies, target computer system requirements, software maintenance, etc.
Chapter five discusses the recommendations and conclusion part of the research work and how this work can be applied to the problem domain.