BSA/375 Fundamentals of Business Systems Development
Create an 8- to 12-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the Agile Manifesto. Include speaker notes.
Present at least two points of praise (i.e. Agile principles you believe are positive/productive).
Present at least two points of criticism (i.e. Agile principles you believe are negative/counterproductive).
Contrast the Agile methodology with the typical software development practices found in the traditional Waterfall methodology.     BSA/375 Create an 8- to 12-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the Agile Manifesto. Include speaker notes.
Present at least two points of praise (i.e. Agile principles you believe are positive/productive).
Present at least two points of criticism (i.e. Agile principles you believe are negative/counterproductive).
Contrast the Agile methodology with the typical software development practices found in the traditional Waterfall methodology.
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BSA/375 AGILE PRINCIPLES
BSA/375 SUPPORTING ACTIVITY
BSA/375 Create an 8- to 12-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the Agile Manifesto.
Present at least two points of praise (i.e. Agile principles you believe are positive/productive).
Present at least two points of criticism (i.e. Agile principles you believe are negative/counterproductive).
BSA/375 Create an 8- to 12-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the Agile Manifesto.
Present at least two points of praise (i.e. Agile principles you believe are positive/productive).
Present at least two points of criticism (i.e. Agile principles you believe are negative/counterproductive).

BSA/375 Week 1

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Individual: Agile Principles

Option #1 included:  13 Slides with Speaker Notes

Option #2 included: 10 Slides with Speaker Notes

Option #3 included:  10 Slides with Speaker Notes

Option #4 included:  12 Slides with Speaker Notes

Resource: Principles behind the Agile Manifesto
Create an 8- to 12-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the Agile Manifesto. Include speaker notes.
Present at least two points of praise (i.e. Agile principles you believe are positive/productive).
Present at least two points of criticism (i.e. Agile principles you believe are negative/counterproductive).
Contrast the Agile methodology with the typical software development practices found in the traditional Waterfall methodology.
Investigate recent professional or academic research regarding the effectiveness of the Agile methodology.
Incorporate additional research or academic information to support your presentation.
Format your PowerPoint speaker notes according to APA guidelines.
Submit your presentation as a Microsoft PowerPoint file to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

Supporting Activity: Systems Analyst

Write a short answer to the following question:
Why is the role of the systems analyst so critical in a systems development project?

What skills and knowledge are required to be effective?

Explain the role that systems analysts play in determining feasibility of a systems development project.

 

Supporting Activity: Development Methodologies

Write a short answer to the following:
Review the agile and waterfall methodologies in Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) in your readings and in the podcast for this week.

  • Explain the main differences between the agile and waterfall methodologies.
  • What types of software application development projects would be better suited for each methodology and why?

 

BSA/375 INFORMATION GATHERING TECHNIQUES
BSA/375 PROCESS MODELING
BSA/375 SUPPORTING ACTIVITY
A large chain restaurant hires your team as consultants. The restaurant executives are launching a new marketing campaign that guarantees customers receive their food within 20 minutes or they receive a free dessert. They believe they can use their IT software systems to assist with this marketing campaign, but need guidance.

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Learning Team: Information Gathering Techniques

Opt#1-Includes Executive Summary, Questionnaire, Interview Questions

Opt#2-Includes Executive Summary, Questionnaire, Interview Questions

Opt#3-Includes Executive Summary

Opt#4-Includes Executive Summary

Opt#5-Includes Executive Summary

Opt#6 - PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes

Consider the following fictitious scenario:
A large chain restaurant hires your team as consultants. The restaurant executives are launching a new marketing campaign that guarantees customers receive their food within 20 minutes or they receive a free dessert. They believe they can use their IT software systems to assist with this marketing campaign, but need guidance. They have hired your team to gather information from the restaurant employees and managers to see where improvements can be made.
Prepare a survey/questionnaire that your team will give to all restaurant employees and managers about process improvements.
Prepare a list of interview questions your team will ask senior restaurant employees about process improvements.
As a team, write a 1- to 2-page executive summary that analyzes and explains the survey/questionnaire and the interview questions you have created.
Determine how these information-gathering tools will find answers the executives are seeking.
Format your summary according to APA guidelines.
Submit your summary, the questionnaire, and the interview questions
as one Microsoft Word document to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Individual: Process Modeling

Option#1 - PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes

Option#2 - Business Model includes Photoshop .psd file to make edits.

Option#3 - Business Models using Word shapes/arrows/etc.  - Fully editable!

Resource: Appendix 7d, "Business Process Modeling".
Using Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, or a drawing program of your choice, draw a diagram/model of a business process with which you are familiar.
Write a 1- to 3-page paper that describes the business process,
Describe the diagram/model.
Propose improvements to the business process.
Draw a revised process diagram/model that reflects the improved business process.
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
Submit your paper, the two diagrams/models as one Microsoft Word document to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Supporting Activity: Joint Application Development

Describe how joint application design (JAD) might be considered a better information-gathering technique than the traditional method of requirements gathering? What are its shortcomings?

 

Supporting Activity: Effective Interviews

You have been asked to interview the HR manager of Riordan Manufacturing about business requirements for the new HR system. What best practices for interviewing would you employ for an effective interview?

BSA/375 SECTION 508 COMPLIANCE
BSA/375 DESIGNING FORMS
BSA/375 DESIGNING FORMS
Draw these two forms. You may use free tools, such as Pencil Project, Microsoft Paint, Mockabilly (and many others) to create the mock-up interfaces; or you may draw the new forms on a piece of paper and then, take a picture of it.
Include the two forms in your Microsoft PowerPoint.
Prepare an 8- to 12-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that explains the purpose of the new forms (e.g. what data are being collected, why, what will it do with this data, etc.).

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Learning Team: Section 508 Compliance

Option #1 includes PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes!

Option #2 includes PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes!

Option #3 includes PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes!

Option #4 includes PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes!

Resources: Section 508 Website, including Subpart B
As a team, prepare a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that explains Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
List several of the technical requirements placed on software applications (§ 1194.21) and web-based applications (§ 1194.22), then explain the purpose each serves.
Incorporate additional research or academic information to support your presentation.
Format your PowerPoint speaker notes according to APA guidelines.
Submit your presentation as a Microsoft PowerPoint file to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Individual: Designing Forms

Option #1 includes PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes!

Option #2 includes PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes!

Option #3 includes PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes!

Option #1 includes PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes!

Resource: Ch. 10, "Designing Forms and Reports".
Design two forms for a new software application or business web app that will collect data from its user.
Draw these two forms. You may use free tools, such as Pencil Project, Microsoft® Paint, Mockabilly (and many others) to create the mock-up interfaces; or you may draw the new forms on a piece of paper and then, take a picture of it.
Include the two forms in your Microsoft® PowerPoint.
Prepare an 8- to 12-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that explains the purpose of the new forms (e.g. what data are being collected, why, what will it do with this data, etc.).
Describe how these new forms meet usability standards.
Incorporate additional research or academic information to support your presentation.
Format your PowerPoint according to APA guidelines.
Submit your presentation as a Microsoft PowerPoint file to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Supporting Activity: COTS

What are issues to consider when deciding to build software in-house or purchase commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS)? If you were asked to evaluate several COTS applications, list and explain the criteria you would use to select the best one for your organization.

 

BSA/375 TESTING AND INSTALLATION
BSA/375 TESTING AND INSTALLATION
BSA/375 TESTING AND INSTALLATION

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Learning Team: Testing and Installation
Option #1: PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes

Option #2: PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes

Option #3: PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes

Option #4: PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes

Option #5: PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes

Option #6: PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes

Resources:
• Ch. 13, "Systems Implementation" from the beginning of the chapter through to "Planning Installation."
• Lynda.com video: Foundations of Programming: Software Quality Assurance with Aaron Dolberg.
As a team, prepare a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that lists and explains the types of software testing approaches.
Explain why testing software is important.
Incorporate information from "Foundations of Programming: Software Quality Assurance" to support your presentation.
List and explain the methods for installing software.
Conclude with a recommendation for your preferred software installation approach; explain why you believe this is the best approach to install software.
Format your PowerPoint according to APA guidelines.
Submit your presentation as a Microsoft PowerPoint file to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Individual: Internet Systems Technologies Paper or Podcast

Includes Option #1 Paper

includes Option #2 Paper

Includes Option #3 Paper

Includes Option #4 Paper

Resource: Ch. 12, "Designing Distributed and Internet Systems".
Businesses and organizations are focusing on developing Internet systems to provide value to their customers and staff. There are many software technologies available to internet systems development teams including; SOAP, HTML, JSON, XML, CSS, ASP.NET, Objective C, php, JAVA™, Python, Ruby, AJAX, Swift™, AngularJS, Bootstrap, jQuery, R, and many more.
Choose an option below to complete this assignment:
Option One:
Write a 4-page paper that compares and contrasts at least three Internet systems development software technologies.
Explain why an Internet systems developer might choose one technology over another technology.
Explain how these technologies can bring value to the business or organization.
Incorporate additional research or academic information to support your paper.
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
Submit your paper as a Microsoft Word document to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Supporting Activity: Testing
Write a short answer to the following questions:
Is testing a distinct phase of the project, or is it part of multiple phases of the project? Explain. What components help testing quality and effectiveness?  

 

Supporting Activity: System Installation

Write a short answer to the following question: What are the different approaches to system installation? Which is the most costly and least expensive? What are the risks with each method?  

 

Supporting Activity: Feasibility Study

As you read and reflect on your assignments this week discuss why a feasibility study must be performed and find out how IT determines the feasibility of a system.  

 

Supporting Activity: Six Areas of Implementation

As you explore the six areas of implementation (coding, testing, installation, documentation, training, and support plan creation) reflect on how each is integrated with one another. Poor execution in any one area can sabotage the success of the system. Think about computer systems that were implemented in your organization that were not very successful. Which aspects of implementation were the contributing factors to the problems encountered?

 

 

 

BSA/375 Using the ideas and practices from the Agile at Work: Getting Better with Agile Retrospectives video, hold a team retrospective.
Reflect and discuss how your team worked together through the assignments and activities during this class.
BSA375 TEAM RETROSPECTIVE
BSA375 TEAM RETROSPECTIVE
BSA/375 Using the ideas and practices from the Agile at Work: Getting Better with Agile Retrospectives video, hold a team retrospective.
Reflect and discuss how your team worked together through the assignments and activities during this class.

BSA/375 - Week 5

 

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Learning Team: Team Retrospective

Option#1: Team PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes

Option#2: Team PowerPoint Presentation with Speaker Notes

Option#3: Team PowerPoitn Presentation with Speaker Notes

Resources: Lynda.com video: Agile at Work: Getting Better with Agile Retrospectives with Doug Rose.
Using the ideas and practices from the Agile at Work: Getting Better with Agile Retrospectives video, hold a team retrospective.
Reflect and discuss how your team worked together through the assignments and activities during this class.
Prepare a 5- to 8-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that identifies at least two areas in which your team worked well with one another, identifies challenges your team faced, and proposes specific actions that can be taken for improvement.
Submit your team retrospective as a Microsoft PowerPoint file to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Individual: Training and Support Paper or Podcast

Includes Option #1 Paper

includes Option #2 Paper

Includes Option #3 Paper

Resource: Ch. 13, "Systems Implementation", from the "Documenting the System" section to end of the chapter.
Choose an option below to complete this assignment:
Option One:
Write a 3-page paper that explains the importance of training and support after software is implemented.
Describe the methods whereby training materials can be delivered to the users of the software system.
Explain the ways in which software can be supported after it is implemented/released.
Incorporate additional research or academic information to support your paper.
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
Submit your paper as a Microsoft Word document to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Option Two:
Record a 5- to 6-minute podcast (an audio recording) that explains the importance of training and support after software is implemented.
Describe the methods whereby training materials can be delivered to the users of the software system.
Explain the ways in which software can be supported after it is implemented /released.
Incorporate additional research or academic information to support your assertions and conclusions.
Record an introduction to your podcast that includes the elements of an APA title page.
At the end of the podcast, provide the listener a list of your academic and professional references, conforming to the same APA guidelines of a written assignment.
Submit your podcast as an MP3 file to the Assignment Files tab.


Supporting Activity: Handling Requests

Write a short answer to the following question:
How would you handle numerous requests for change to a system that has just been implemented?

 

Supporting Activity: Preparing Employees

Write a short answer to the following question:
How do you prepare employees to handle the changes required by adopting a new system?