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Question;Week 1Discussion1Building a System;Selecting;Software Why is it important to use systems analysis and design methodologies;when building a system? Why not just build the system in whatever way seems to;be ?quick and easy?? What value is provided by using an ?engineering? approach?;Also, Give a specific example of an organization (not one listed in the book);that does a good job of this and why. Respond to at least two of your;classmates? postings.;Review;the criteria for selecting off-the-shelf software presented in this chapter.;Use your experience and imagination and describe other criteria that are, or;might be used to select off-the-shelf software in the real world. For each new;criterion, explain how its use might be functional (i.e., it is useful to use;this criterion?), dysfunctional, or both. Respond to at least two of your;classmates? postings.Week 2Managing Projects;Take;a tour of FastTrack Schedule 9's top features. See how you can use the leading;easy-to-use project management software for planning, tracking, and visualizing;project goals on a Mac or PC.;For;your discussion question, explain how three features of the FastTrack Schedule;9?s features will help you manage information systems projects. Be specific in;relating the feature to the systems tasks you would want to achieve with it.;Respond to at least two of your classmates? postings.Cost-Benefit Analysis;Imagine;that you are interviewing for a job when the interviewer asks you which;cost-benefit analysis technique is best for assessing a project?s economic;feasibility. What would your response be? Respond to at least two of your;classmates? postings.Week 3Business;Processes;When;conducting a business process re-engineering study, what should you look for;when trying to identify business processes for change? Why? Give a specific;example. Respond to at least two of your classmates? postings.;Disruptive;Technologies;What;are disruptive technologies and how do they enable organizations to change;their business processes radically? Give a specific example. Respond to at;least two of your classmates? postings.Week 4Diagramming;Tools;Discuss the;importance of diagramming tools for process modeling. Without such tools, what;would analysts do to model diagrams? Respond to at least two of your;classmates? postings.System;Development Approaches;Select one of;the system development approaches (structured, information, engineering, and;object-oriented) and give an example of a business process or problem that;would use that approach. Provide supporting rationale. Respond to at least two;of your classmates? postings.Week 5Alternative;Solutions;How;do analysts generate alternative solutions to information systems problems?;Respond to at least two of your classmates? postings.;Evaluation;of Learning;List;three things you learned from this class and how you will apply them. In addition;list three things you learned from your learning community of peer learners and;the instructor. Respond to at least two of your classmates? postings


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