OCM 1.6 - Deployment of an EC Site
Deployment may refer to:
•Deployment flowchart, a process mapping tool used to articulate the steps and stakeholders of a given process .
•System deployment, transforming a mechanical, electrical, or computer system from a packaged form to an operational state.
•Software deployment, all of the activities that make a software system available for use.
A deployment flowchart (sometimes referred to as a "cross functional flowchart") is a business process mapping tool used to articulate the steps and stakeholders of a given process. "Deployment flowcharts consist of ...view middle of the document...
Complex flowcharts may be difficult to interpret, especially where a flow is unclear, or many stakeholders are identified. Consistent terminology throughout the map is also important to provide clarity to the reader. (Greengard,2008).
A well developed website not only adds to the value of products or services being offere, but it also enhances the worth of the company. The diversity of e-business models and applications,which vary in size from small stores to global exchanges,requires a variety of development methedologies and approaches. (Pearlson,2006)
Identifying,Justifying and Planning EC Systems
EC applications like all other information systems ,are usually built to enable one or more business processes. The traditional systems development life cycle (SDLC) systematically leads developers through six analysis and design stages: Problem Identification , analysis ,logical design,physical design,implementation and maintenance. The SDLC is the basis for development of the majority of traditional business system .
Step 1 : Identifying ,Justifying and Planning EC Systems
EC applications like all other information systems ,are usually built to enable one or more business processes. Consequently ,their planning must be aligned with that of the organizations overall business plan and the specific processes involved.
Step 2: Creating an EC Architecture
An EC architecture is a plan for organizing the underlying infrastructure and applications of a site.
* Informationand data required to fulfill the business goals and vision.
* Application modules that will deliver and manage the information and data.
* Specify hardware and software on which the application modules will run.
* Necessary security,scalability and reliability required by the applications.
* Human resources and procedures for implementing the architecture.
Step 3: Selecting and Development
EC applications can be developed through...