I have a question about a project I was assigned today - and if I really possess the skills right now to actually do it.
Today I was asked to make a program that allows users (people working at my company mainly) to search for locations that are using my company’s products. For example, if someone wanted to search for all locations that house a certain product, all of the locations would be displayed (and this is where the graphic design comes in) on an interactive map. Users could refine their search to display products in specific states, cities, etc.
Right now my company uses a software that can do this same thing, called SAP Business One. Although there is a way for people to find out the same information using that software, it seems like my boss wants me to make something custom and specific to our company. I’ve done a little researching on what it would entail to take on a project like this and I’ve come to the conclusion that it really is beyond my expertise (I’m someone who makes flyers, brochures, web pages). So I’ll end with a few questions hopefully someone can answer:
How would one go about doing a project like this?
What steps are involved?
What software is needed?
Is this a one-person project or does it require a team?
Based on my career background, do you feel I could take on this project?