Discussion thread: information systems development topic selection | BMIS 510 – Enterprise Models | Liberty University


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Discussion Thread: Information Systems Development Topic Selection

For your thread, answer 2 of the following questions:

1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the waterfall approach to system development.

2. What are the pros and cons in reference to an organization’s buy versus build decision? Explain why you would choose one method over the other.

3. In chapter 8, the authors state that security and controls are often an afterthought. Provide an empirical example of how poor security controls impact an organization or Information System.

4. Identify 2 systems development processes, and compare and contrast the differences. In your evaluation, identify which process you would choose to development a new software application for the marketing department that must be available within a 6-month time frame.

5. What are the 4 different kinds of feasibility that must be assessed? Why is the feasibility of a system reviewed during the investigation, analysis, and design phases?

6. You are responsible for developing a User Interface for a group of users within your organization. Describe the User Interface; choose and explain your preferred design method.

7. Identify and briefly describe 4 types of testing that are conducted during the integration and testing phase.

8. Provide an example of how a disaster recovery plan is implemented within the software development process life cycle.