Read the Needs Analysis and Change Management Plan Case Study.

Conduct a business information systems needs analysis. Include the following in your needs analysis:

  • Review current technologies – what do you have and what do you need?
  • Consider the desired outcome – how will the organization change over the next several years and what needs must be fulfilled?
  • Determine options and alternatives – can you update or upgrade existing systems and remain compatible with other systems, must you buy new systems, or can you create solutions internally?
  • Recommend a solution – what is the best choice given the options and alternatives available?
  • Decide how to measure effectiveness of the recommended solution – how will you know it worked? 
  • Evaluate resources – what are the costs in time, money, and productivity for the recommended solution for equipment, training, implementation, etc.?

Write a 1- to 2-page summary of your analysis.

Create a 1-page systems change management template for the business information system from your needs analysis. Include the following in your change management template:

  • How to request system changes
  • Documenting change requests, approvals, and details
  • Scope of the change
  • Change sponsor
  • Implementation of changes including communication, training, etc.