Date of Award

Fall 12-1-2006

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

First Advisor

Sreekanth Malladi

Second Advisor

Steve Graham

Third Advisor

Wayne Pauli


A dynamic web application was needed that would improve the workflow and communication efficiency among Meridian management and its six optometry offices. The purpose of this paper is to document the requirements and subsequent implementation of the Meridian management officemate application developed. The scope of the web application was to develop the following features: file sharing, survey taking, daily entry and memo posting. The web application was for internal staff uses; therefore, access to the application was restricted. Only authorized users were allowed to access the system. The system was also role based. Users were only being able to access the components that were assigned to them. The web application was built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server Express Edition. The code was written in ASP.NET 2.0 and was completed in November 2006. The Agile software development methodology was utilized during the development of this project. System requirements were gathered and documented at the beginning of the project. There were five development iterations. With each iteration, meetings were held with stakeholders. In this manner, a feature employed was represented to stakeholders for feedbacks. The iterative character of the software design method also enabled each workable feature to be launched before other features had been finished.