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Certificate IV Web Design 3756 Subject: IMPLEMENT QA PROCESS FOR E-BUS SOLUTIONS 3763A
Teacher: Tony Whittingham

Writing the Feasibility Report
A feasibility report describes the concepts proposed to achieve An ebusiness’s requirements and also describes how practical (feasible) the proposed ebusiness is. Preferably, more than one solution is offered, in which case the report compares the various solutions and determines which solution is best for the ebusiness. A feasibility report can assist you to understand the concepts proposed by providing

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information that includes: Viability: Is the ebusiness viable? Why? How do we know? Technical Feasibility: Can the ebusiness be implemented? How easily? Does it require technology/resources that are readily available? How do we know? Desirability: Is there a demonstrated need or demand for the ebusiness? Affordability: What will the ebusiness cost to implement? To maintain? Comparisons: Will this ebusiness be better than or preferred over any other ebusiness’s? Feasibility reports need not always make recommendations. The report may only need to

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represent the various arguments and evidence for/against the proposed ebusiness and ideas for establishing the business. Typical components of a feasibility report: 1. Title page…a meaningful title, date and author 2. Contents…table of contents with page numbers 3. Executive Summary….a concise summary of the report’s key points 4. Introduction…purpose of the report, overview of concepts proposed.

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5. Technical Background…. explanation of technology referred to in the report. 6. Background ….what is the problem being solved, what is the opportunity. 7. Comparison of Options…. outline of concepts A,B,C function of concepts A,B,C – special features of concepts A,B,C 8. Conclusion and recommendations….in some cases the recommendation may be left until other information has been gathered. 9. References…demonstrates results of research, competitor analysis, etc.

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It is important to cite WWW sources correctly e.g. 5)Burka, L. P. (1993). The application of DVD technology to enhance customer service. http://www.utopia.com/talent/lp b/ (2 Aug. 2004). Note i) Approximate date posted, ii) short description of the article or website, iii) the URL, AND iv) the date the source site was visited NOTE The references are documented in a numbered list. The reference number is quoted in the report when information from that reference is referred to. “…..applications of DVD technology (5) include videos illustrating ……” 10. Appendix…may include graphs, tables, etc.