Software Engineering Problem
Posted on 2011-09-09
You are a software- engineering consultant. The chief information officer of a regional gasoline distribution corporation wants you to develop a software product that will carry out all the accounting functions of the company and provide online information to the head office staff regarding orders and inventory in the various company storage tanks. Computers are required for 21 accounting clerks, 15 order clerks, and 37 storage tank clerks. In addition, 14 managers need access to the data. The company is willing to pay $ 30,000 for the hardware and the software together and wants the complete software product in 4 weeks. What do you tell him? Bear in mind that your company wants his corporation’s business, no matter how unreasonable his request.
The key information seems to be:
Computers -> 21 accounting clerks
15 order clerks
37 storage tank clerks
14 managers need access to the data
Company pays $30,000
Product must be ready in 4 weeks
Company doesn't care about unreasonable requests
My question is: how do I solve this problem?