David R Newman

Group Design Project (GDP)

Accounting and Billing Software for Wolfson Electronic Business Centre

My GDP group consisted of Donna Crawford, Chris O'Neill, Amit Shah and myself. A copy of the final project report can be found here. As part of this project our group gave three presentations:

Project Abstract

The Wolfson Electronic Business Centre currently uses a complicated spreadsheet record their client information. The aim of this project is to engineer a complete system to aid the management process. The most appropriate tools and techniques were selected from those currently used in industry.

A strong relationship was forged with the customer through regular interaction. The use of an iterative prototyping model made it possible to handle the changing requirements that stemmed from this rapport. Constant user aided testing provided feedback that allowed the development of a highly customised solution.

The project's complicated processing algorithms were presented to the customer in simple, intuitive interface. The result was a PHP web-based system with an associated MySQL database, which is under consideration for deployment by WEB Centre.

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