Major Japan Asset Management Firm - Design and Admin of System Development Project

Development of a groupware system on alpha-version AS400, using existing code routines, to handle scheduling and personal information for overseas guests visiting Japan.

Team Members - Project manager x 1. System Engineer (programmer) x 4.

Users -Approx 20

Project Duration (Months) -3 Months

Project Effort (Months)-10 Person-Months

Sites -Tokyo

Problems -

• Fully bilingual, and detailed scheduling and personal information tracking is required.
• Performance level required which was only available on equipment not yet for sale ? AS400.
• Use of existing code required.
• Project deadline close.

Solution -

• Overall Design, developer and development schedule management.
• Used systems tools that had never before been used in production, such as AS400.
• Used systems tools that had never before been used in production, such as AS400.
• Enabled exchange of data with PCs.

Benefits -

• Completed within timeframe.
• System was so efficient that other departments in the company began to use it.
• Became an important case-study for IBM.

Technology -

• First example of AS/400 Development.
• Thorough use of IBM technology.
• Created tools to make system development easier on this new system.

 

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