Unit 2 ICT

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SWOT analysis

Stands for- strengths, weaknesses, opportunites and threats.

Identifies the strengths and weaknesses of a situation and starts you thinking ahead about what issues need to be considered.

The strengths identifies the internal positive factors- what is good within the client brief and scenario?

The weaknesses identifies the internal negative factors- what is bad in the client brief and scenario, what is causing an issue at the moment?

Opportunities show the external positive factor- what can you do outside of the scenario to make the situation better?

Threats show the external negative factors- what is there outside of the scenario that can have a negative effect on the project?

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SMART objectives

SMART stands for: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time.

Specific- clearly state what is needed in the project(store all my console games so i know what i have.)

Measurable- Clearly state how this can be met and checked(create a database of all my games)

Achievable- Can it be done? Are there any issues stopping it?(Yes, i have the software to do it.

Realistic- Am i really able to do this?(Yes but i may need to read up about creating tables.)

Time- When will this be done by?(I will create the database by Friday)

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Success criteria

The brief tends to have:

-some clear requirements

-some implied requirements

You may need to be abl to reate a simple list of what these needs are, you can use this to check that your project is working...Success criteria!

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Work Plans

A project can easily fail if you do not consider exactly what needs to be done to complete the project.

You need to consider:

-The tasks

-The activities

-The resources

-How long it will take

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A risk is an issue that can:

-cause the project to develop slowly

-create a major barrier to the success of the project

-lead to the project not being completed

Time- is there another time to complete the project and is there xtra time if needed?

Resources-what hardware and software is needed and do you have access to them? Can you use them?

Regulations-what laws do you need to think about?

Security-what data needs to be protected? Who needs access to the data?

Ethical and moral-what data do you need? who should not see it?

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Software and hardware

Hardware- A physical device attatched to a computer

Software- Th code or instructions given to a computer which cause it to respond and perform funcitions(Microsoft word, powerpoint)

To complete financial calculations you would use a spreadsheet, using tables to arrange information, formulas for calculations and you would use charts to show results.

To store personal data you would use a database, using vildation rules, combo boxes and data type settings.

You can also search for data using queries

To present to an audience you can use presentation software

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Computer legislation

There are four computer laws:

-The data protection act

-The copyright design ad patents act

-The computer misuse act

-The health and safety at work act

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A milestone is a point in time in a project where you are able to move on to another part or task.

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Risk mitigation

Planning for issues which could occur so they don't stop a project being successful.

How it is mitigated against depends on:

-the type of risk

-the software used

-the storage location

-the number of people who will use or view the data

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Types of test data




Normal is data with no errors

Erroneous data is data with known errors

Extreme data is data that is at the end of the ranges of possibility

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