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BSA 376 System Analysis and Design




Question;BSA 376 System Analysis and Design;WEEK;1;Individual Assignment, SDLC Value Paper;Discussion Question 1, 2 and 3;WEEK;2;Individual Assignment, Work-Related;Project Analysis, Part I;Discussion Question 1, 2 and 3;WEEK;3;Individual Assignment, Work-Related;Project Analysis, Part II;Discussion Question 1, 2 and 3;WEEK;4;Individual Assignment, Work-Related;Project Analysis, Part III;Discussion Question 1, 2 and 3;WEEK;5;Learning Team Assignment, SDLC Final;Project;Learning Team Assignment, SDLC Final;Project Presentation;Discussion Question 1, 2 and 3;Individual;SDLC Value Paper;Writea 700- to 1,050-word paper that explains the components of a;formal SDLC process.;? Includea discussion of the basic elements of the SDLC.;? Identify types of employees involved in the SDLC process and their;roles (project manager, system analyst, developer).;Includea minimum of 2 references relevant to the assignment, in;addition to the textbook.;Formatyour paperconsistent withAPA guidelines.;Individual;Work-Related Project Analysis, Part I;Writea 1,400- to 2,100-word paper that analyzes a work-related project;using systems analysis for a selected business system at the departmental or;divisional level from your workplace, an organization, or a case study (which;doesn?t have to be a health care facility).;? Includea discussion of the information-gathering techniques and;design methods used in the project.;? Analyze and evaluate what made the project a success or failure.;Note: This situation is used as the basis for future individual;assignments.;Include3 to 4 references relevant to the assignment, in addition to the;textbook. These will likely relate to the best practices in the area being;discussed this week. The references should not only provide definitions to the;words used, but also validate your discussion in the paper.;Formatyour paperconsistent withAPA guidelines.;Individual;Work-Related Project Analysis, Part II;Resource: Work-Related Project Analysis, Part I;Writea 1,400- to 2,100-wordpaper that analyzes the work-related project;specified last week, describing a workplace application architecture and;process design.;? Apply the tools of systems analysis to describe a work-related;information system?s architecture in terms of data, processes, interfaces, and;networks. Draw the physical and data flow and any other necessary;diagrams.Include an explanation of eachdiagram. You may need to talk to your;systems department for some help.;? Prepare your diagrams usingMicrosoft? Visio?or other software;that will allow you to create SDLC diagrams. Consider this assignment as an;addition to the first part. This assignment incorporates transition from;analysis to design for the selected system.;Include3 to 4 references relevant to the assignment, in addition to the;readings. These should relate to the best practices in the area being discussed;this week. References should not only provide definitions to the words used;but also validate your discussion in the paper.;Formatyour paperconsistent with APA guidelines.;Individual;Work-Related Project Analysis, Part III;Resources:Work-Related Project Analysis, Parts I and II;Note: Usethe same project addressed in the Work-Related Project Analysis;Part II. Consider this as a follow-up, incorporating the transition from design;to implementation for selected business system at the department or division;level.;Writea 1,400- to 2,100-wordpaper describing the development and;implementation stages for the situation specified in previous weeks.Include the;following;? A discussion of major activities, including coding, testing;installation, documentation, training, and support.Include specific;descriptions of how each activity would be planned for the individual project.;Provide reasonable assumptions where needed.;? A discussion of benefits of using defined and repeatable;processes for accomplishing these activities for implementation;Include3 to 4 references relevant to the assignment, in addition to the;assigned readings. These should relate to the best practices in the area being;discussed this week. References should not only provide definitions to the;words used, but also validate your discussion in the paper.;Formatyour paperconsistent with APA guidelines.;Learning Team;SDLC Final Project;Resource: University of Phoenix Material: SDLC Final Project located on;the Course Materials page of your student website;Review the final project requirements.;Write a 4,200- to 5,600-word paper that applies the SDLC methodology and;tools presented in the course. The primary goal is to apply workflow and;process management concepts in addressing specific needs of a selected;functional area. Assume both parts are presented to an executive management;committee. The paper must reflect professional preparation.;Include, at minimum, the following elements in the paper;? Business objectives with supporting measures of project success;? Description of current business process or systems with;identification of project scope and boundaries;? Any project constraints: financial, time, resources;organizational policies, or culture;? Business functional requirements;? Description of new business process or systems?use the process;objectivesmodel and the system objectivesmodel;? Design requirements: input/output design, interface design, data;model, network model;? Cost/benefit analysis;Formatyour paperconsistent with APA guidelines.;Create a 10- to 12- slide PowerPoint Presentation overview of your final;project.;Include detailed speaker notes.;Submitthe final paper and presentation.;Discussion Questions;Week One Discussion Questions;? Discuss one important element that must be completed in three of the;SDLC phases. What happens if that element is missed or performed incorrectly?;? Describe at least two different approaches to a formal SDLC. What;type of specific health care system would match well with each?;? Why is it important for an organization to have a formal SDLC?;Week Two Discussion Questions;? Why is defining the proper scope for a project so important? What;are the dangers a project can face if the scope is not tied down?;? Discuss the approaches used by at least two methodologies to cover;the scope, feasibility, and requirements generation portion of the SDLC. What;are some strengths and weaknesses of each approach?;? What are some effects of using a database or other hardware or;software resources for a project? How can a project best prepare to use outside;resources effectively?;Week Three Discussion Questions;? Discuss three common constraints on the design specifications for;health care systems. Why is each important and what effect does it have on the;design?;? What are two security elements needed in the design of health care;systems? How can an organization be sure to include appropriate security;elements in the systems it develops?;? Name a specific design flaw that could arise in a medical system.;Why does the flaw appear and what could be done to prevent it?;Week Four Discussion Questions;? Discuss how two different SDLC methodologies might approach the;development and implementation phases. How do the methodologies differ? How are;they similar?;? Why does system development remain so challenging? What tools are;available to make this easier? Why are these tools not used more widely?;? What are some of the factors that affect how a system is put into;active use? What problems can arise when implementing a new system? What can be;done to minimize the likelihood and effect of those problems?;Week Five Discussion Questions;? Name three key factors to consider when planning for system;maintenance. Do most health care systems actively plan for and implement these;factors? Why or why not?;? Why is the cost of maintaining a system often not considered when;planning for a new system? What is the best way to ensure that proper;maintenance costs are factored into system cost planning?;? Mandatory: Discuss two future;trends in system development. How do you think they will affect the future;development of systems in the health care industry?


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