Tasks involved in conceptual design:
1. Establishing the operational feasibility of a system
A system request is operationally feasible if it‘s highly likely that the system will be accepted once implemented. It‘s organizationally feasible if the potential impact of the system to the organization is not adverse. The process of establishing the operational feasibility of a system involved collection of views from users of the current system on whether the current system is liked and effectively used. Establishing the operational feasibility also
involves determining whether end users will be involved in planning the new system. The more the end users are involved in the earlier stages of the lesser the resistance they would pose. Establishing whether management supports the development of a new information system is another task involved in establishing the operational feasibility of a system.
2. Establishing the technical feasibility of a system
A system is technically feasible if an organization has or can acquire the equipment and personnel to develop and install the system. Establishing technical feasibility involves resolving the following issues:
o The ability of the organization to acquire the necessary equipment.
o The ability of the organization to acquire the necessary technical expertise.
o The ability of the organization to handle the projected growth of the organization forthe foreseeable future.
o The ability of the hardware and software to supply adequate performance.
3. Establishing the economic feasibility of introducing or developing a new system
A system request is economically feasible if the cost of developing the system plus running costs are far outweighed the benefits of the new system. Establishing the economic feasibility of a system request involves developing a business case for each recommended course of action. A business case is a structured proposal for business process improvement that supports planning and decision making including decisions about whether to buy or develop, which vendor to choose and when to implement. Business cases are summarized use of well known financial matrices such as net cash flow, discounted cash flow, and internal rate of returns.
4. Preparation of the feasibility report showing the technical, operational and economic feasibilities.