A University is holding an annual fundraising event. Once a year, the fund-raising office at the University mails requests for donations to the alumni. The staff uses a word processing program and a personal information database to create personalized letters. Data on past contributions and other alumni information, however, is stored manually. The administrative staff recently submitted a systems request asking the University IT department to develop a computerized alumni information system. The University does not have a formal systems review committee, and each department has an individual budget for information services.
As the residential systems analyst, you have performed a preliminary investigation and concluded that the system met all the feasibility tests. After reading your report, the staff asks you to proceed with the systems analysis modeling phase. You have scheduled an interview with the administrative staff, what should you do to prepare for the interview? Specifically, what topics should be discussed? Can you list all the topics you should cover during the interview? Are you prepared to begin to obtain the required information to begin the next step of the process in moving forward with the systems analysis phase?