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1.0 Problem Definition 1.1 Company Profile This section gives the reader an overview of the company under study.

The contents of this section can usually be obtained from the company. However, all possessive pronounces (I, me, my, we, our, etc.) must be changed accordingly. 1.1.1 1.1.2 1.1.3 1.1.4 History Vision Mission Organizational Chart Location of the Study Refers to the department(s) where the study is being conducted. 1.2 Conceptual Framework of the Study This section includes a table/diagram of the every input-process-output that the study requires. Benefits derived from the study (outcomes when objectives are applied to problems) Output

Problem Encountered (please refer to specific problems stated below) Input

Techniques used to solve the problem (please refer to specific objectives below) Process Figure 1.1 IPO Diagram for the Study

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1.3 Statement of the Problem 1.3.1 General Problem (Declarative sentence) This subsection states the general problem that the proponents intend to solve in relation to the study being undertaken. 13.1 Specific Problems This subsection focuses on the specific problems the proponents intend to solve which were derived from the general problem (at least six (6) specific problems - two (2) per subsystem). 1.4 Objectives of the Study 1.4.1 General Objectives This subsection states the overall goal that must be achieved to answer the problem. It normally contains the following lines:

The general objective of this study is to design and develop a <<Name of System>> for <<Name of Organization>>. 1.4.2 Specific Objectives This subsection is an elaboration of the general objective. It states the specific steps that must be undertaken to accomplish the general objectives. These objectives must be specific measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bounded. Note that the number of specific objectives depend on the number of specific problems. It normally starts the following lines:

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The specific objectives of this study are. … 1.5 Significance of the Study (paragraph form) This section will enumerate who will benefit from this study and how. (stakeholders of the system, i.e. ,management, intended user, clients, supplier, employees) 1.6 Scopes and Delimitations Scope refers to what will be covered by the study. Delimitation refers to those parts that are intentionally not included. 1.7 Definition of Terms 1.7.1 Conceptual Terms (minimum of 10) A definition in terms of concepts, such as the one found in a dictionary, instead of in terms of the results of measuring procedures. 1.7.2 Operational Terms (minimum of 10) A definition in terms of its functional use of the term.

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