I'm a Computer Science student at a university and I've got a problem figuring out where to start with a semester-long project. I have experience in Java, C, and some web development but nothing with databases. I've tried finding help through Google but it's been difficult to find anything relevant to my situation. So here it goes:
I've been assigned a project to develop a system for employees of a fictitious hotel to manage reservations for rooms. The system must implement a database for managing employee information as well as reservation and customer information. It must also implement a GUI to manage reservations and generate reports about reservations for the also fictitious hotel managers. I'm working with a team of three other people. Their backgrounds include SQL Server, Visual Studio, C++, Java, and web development on a small scale.
Our idea so far has been to develop a web interface to submit forms to add information into the database, pull information out of the database, and collect information about the statuses of reservations to generate these reports. I've set up a Windows Server 2012 R2 on my desktop at home so that all my team members can work on the project remotely. I haven't had much luck in getting it completely operational yet (I've installed SQL Server and TFS but it just seems a little too much for such a small team). The more I try to work on this the more I feel like I'm moving in the wrong direction, making things more complicated, and confusing myself.
I'm in need of a push in the right direction and some recommendations on how to go about this development process. I've just never dealt with a project like this and it's way out of the scope of this course (it's basically Software Development 1) but the professor wants the course to be 'more hands on'.
Any help would be greatly appreciated and if I've left out any crucial information please let me know.
Thanks for your time.