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Scrum vs. Plan-Based Software Development Strategies Paper




Question;Scrum vs.;Plan-Based Software Development Strategies;Assignment 1: Scrum vs. Plan-Based;Software Development Strategies;Due Week 2 and worth 100 points;You are the lead software engineer at a large educational institution;consisting of twenty three (23) campuses located across the Midwestern United;States. Your team has been asked to spearhead an effort to implement a new;software program that will serve as a centralized student information center;for all of your online students. This system is being designed to reduce the;cost of managing students? information and to automate the processes associated;with this information. The total online enrollment currently stands at 10,000;students. As the project manager you will need to decide whether to utilize the;Scrum approach to project management or a more conventional, plan-based;approach.;Write a three to five;(3-5) page paper in which you;1. Describe your approach in managing this project through both a;Scrum-based approach and a plan-based software engineering approach.;2. Identify how to address the most challenging aspects of this;software development project under both approaches and describe how to address;such challenges to ensure a successful outcome.;3. Develop a visual rendering of each approach using Microsoft Visio;or its open source alternative, Dia.Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the;required page length.;4. Evaluate the effectiveness of a Scrum approach compared to a;plan-based approach based on the following factors;1. Planning the allocation of people to projects;2. Estimating the cost of projects;3. Maintaining team cohesion;4. Managing changes in project team membership;Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements;? Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12);with one-inch margins on all sides, citations and references must follow APA or;school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional;instructions.;? Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the;student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover;page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page;length.;? Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or an equivalent such;as Dia. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document;before the paper is submitted.;The specific course learning;outcomes associated with this assignment are;? Summarize the competitive advantages software engineering presents;to organizations.;? Evaluate the issues and challenges associated with software engineering.;? Describe the role of Agile methods in software engineering;projects.;? Use technology and information resources to research issues in;software engineering.;? Write clearly and concisely about software engineering using;proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.


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