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BSA 411 Week 1 DQs

What impact does lack of previous research have on the analysis of a business situation?

Based on Woodhouse’s (2007) article, expand by discussing the topic of the interaction of IT strategy and corporate culture.

How does ignorance of corporate culture impact the analysis of a business situation?

What are examples of being unrealistic in a business systems analysis?

BSA 411 Week 2 Business Application System Proposal

Individual Business Application System Proposal

Submit a 4- to 5-page paper consisting of the following:

A summary level description of a business application system you would propose for development to solve a business problem or address a business opportunity.

Select the three most important aspects of the reading assignment and how these relate to barriers that could be encountered in performing business analysis for the business application system you described in the first point.

What are the major differences between functional and process-based structures?

How do value chain principles apply to system analysis?

BSA 411 Week 2 DQs

What is a major motivation for reverse engineering?

Scheibler, et al. (2008) developed a software application integration product delivered as a service (SaaS). Discuss how you can use this service, specifically to speed up integrations of disparate software environments in your company.

Wang and Li (2008) present an applications integration schema for bringing together Geographic Information System (GIS) and Decision Support System (DSS) applications. Taking their approach, discuss the specific integration of a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and tying it to your existing accounting system.

What is a major motivation for reverse engineering?

BSA 411 Week 3 DQs

What are the reasons for object orientation?

What is the relationship of the object model to the data structure?

After reviewing the Wang, et al. (2008) article, discuss three software development methodologies from the article and how you can apply them in your programming.

BSA 411 Week 3 Modeling Methodologies

Individual Modeling Methodologies

Submit a 3- to 4-page paper consisting of the following:

Continuing with the business application system described from Week Two, provide a comparison of how the different modeling methodologies can be applied in the development of the proposed business application system.

BSA 411 Week 4 DQs

What benefit does modeling and software engineering give to the analysis process?

What is the difference between questions asked during analysis and questions asked during design?

What benefits do state diagrams bring to the analysis process?

According to the Securing Windows Servers (2009) article, what are the three phases of the methodology for securing a Windows server? List the tasks associated with each phase of the methodology.

Based on Sauve’s (2009) article, what is the business driven IT management (BDIM) methodology? How does it vary from traditional IT methodologies? Why do you think a business might benefit from this methodology?

BSA 411 Week 4 Process Analysis and System Concept Development

Individual Process Analysis and System Concept Development

Submit a 3- to 4-page paper consisting of the following:

Continuing with the business application system described from Week Two, provide a description of how process analysis and the development of the system concept can be applied in the development of the proposed business application system.

BSA 411 Week 5 DQs

What is the difference between a procedure-driven and an event-driven strategy for controlling an application?

What is the difference between relational database management systems and object-oriented database management systems?

BSA 411 Week 5 Final Business System Analysis Methodology Plan Paper

The Learning Team project for this course, due in Week Five, consists of a 10- to 15-page plan and presentation of the methodology of business system analysis. The plan will include the following information for a real or hypothetical business situation:

Problem identification, introduction and background, which includes the following:
Identification and description of a business situation that has been justified for selection of one or more of the three types of business analysis situations (getting what you do not have, getting rid of what you do have, improving/changing what you have).
Check list to assure completeness of the analysis
Definition of project management success factors
Identification of how to get organized and where to start

Methodology description, key features, and associated tools. Include the following:
Key methodology components and features
Expectations of the methodology
Deliverables from the methodology
Steps in use of the methodology and how they relate to the project life cycle
Methods or tools to implement the approach

Barriers and risks in applying the methodology. Include the following:
Previous research
Unrealistic project components
Ignorance of corporate culture
Logistics and time lines
Impact from type of industry
Economics
Conflicting goals and priorities
Non-information service influences
Resource limits
Tool and talent availability, or unavailability
Distribution of power
Ongoing sponsorship

Mitigation of risk imposed in application of the methodology. Include the following:
Cost benefit
Net present value

Least-cost alternative
Cost/economic analysis
Decision evaluation matrix
Risk analysis

Approach to use of the methodology in decision-making and analysis delivery. Include the following:
Tangible and intangible benefits
Feasibility of the technology, human resources, financial, and organizational impact
Recommendation(s)
Monitoring and evaluation. Include the following:
Procedures for handoff to development and implementation teams

Schedule for post-implementation audit

BSA 411 Final Business System Analysis Methodology Presentation