Information System for a Volunteer Center: System Design for Not-For-Profit Organizations with Limited Resources
Suresh Chalasani (University of Wisconsin - Parkside, USA), Dirk Baldwin (University of Wisconsin - Parkside, USA) and Jayavel Souderpandian (University of Wisconsin - Parkside, USA)
Copyright: © 2006
This case focuses on the development of information systems for not-for-profit volunteer-based organizations. Specifically, we discuss an information system project for the Volunteer Center of Racine (VCR). This case targets the analysis and design phase of the project using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) methodology, database modeling, and aspects of project management including scope and risk management. Students must decide how to proceed, including recommending an IT solution, managing risk, managing scope, projecting a schedule, and managing personnel. The rewards and special issues involved with systems for not-for-profit organizations will be revealed. This case can be used in a variety of courses, including systems analysis and design, database management systems, and project management.