Development Methodologies

 

Supporting Activity: Development Methodologies

 

 

 

Write a 200- to 300-word short answer to the following question:

 

Review the agile and systems development life cycle (SDLC) software development methodologies in your readings and in the podcast for this week.

 

◦Explain the main differences between the agile and SDLC (waterfall) methodologies.

 

◦What types of software application development projects would be better suited for each methodology and why?

 

 

 

Supporting Activity: Systems Analyst

 

Write a 200- to 300-word short answer to the following question:

 

•Why is the role of the systems analyst so critical in a systems development project? Explain what skills and knowledge are required to be effective.

 

Resources: University of Phoenix Material: Recording a Narration

 

Read the following scenario:

 

•Senior management at your company is concerned about why so many software development efforts fail. They have asked you to develop a presentation that explains the activities that take place during each phase of the SDLC to ensure software development success.

 

Create an annotated or narrated 7- to 6-slide presentation that includes the following:

 

•An introduction slide

 

•The activities that take place during each phase of the SDLC to ensure successful software development

 

•A conclusion slide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 words each

 

  1. If someone at a party asked you what a systems analyst was and why anyone would want to be one, what would you say? Support your answer with evidence from this chapter.

     

 

2. Explain how a computer-based information system designed to process payroll is a specific example of a system. Be sure to account for all nine components of any system in your explanation.

 

 

3.  How does the Internet, and more specifically the World Wide Web, fit into the picture of systems analysis and systems development drawn in this chapter?

 

 

 

APA format requires a concluding paragraph which sums up the whole paper.                                                                

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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