BSA 385 ENTIRE COURSE


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BSA 385 ENTIRE COURSE

BSA 385 Week 1 DQS


DQ 1

Based on the Barr (2010) article, what are the risks associated with outsourcing enterprise development? Should these risks be mitigated by only outsourcing the maintenance of legacy systems?

DQ 2

Based on the Keston (2010) article, under what circumstances would you consider using agile development methodologies? Why has flexibility become so important in developing viable system solutions?




BSA 385 Week 2 Individual Assignment Frequent Shopper Program, Part I


Background: Smith Consulting is a firm that has been contracted to develop the Frequent Shopper Program for Kudler Fine Foods. The student will complete the following individual assignments in Weeks 2-4, in the context of the firm working on the project.

Research, write, and provide a 4-6 page proposal of the alternative methods the firm might consider for completing the Frequent Shopper Program. Include the following in the proposal:

Explain the advantages and disadvantages for each method relative to this project.
Explain how the firm would conduct testing for each development method.



BSA 385 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment

Draft the description of the software development and quality assurance processes and procedures. This description must include a guideline as to when the firm might consider using alternative development methods relative to specific project requirements. The Learning Team must consider that a single development is not likely to be a one-size-fits-all solution for the firm’s broad services. The Learning Team will also formulate the description of the firm’s engagement approach, including the management of projects and client relationships. Submit the draft at the end of the week.



BSA 385 Week 2 DQS


DQ 1

Based on the Woodward (2010) article, what is the rational for employing service-oriented architecture (SOA) platforms from multiple vendors? How do these vendors support the traditional systems development life cycle (SDLC)?

DQ 2

Based on the Woodward (2010) article, what affect does SOA have on the traditional SDLC? Why has SOA had such a dramatic influence on system development?



BSA 385 Week 3 Individual Assignment Frequent Shopper Program, Part II


For the Frequent Shopper Program, create a technical architecture document defining the following:

Hardware platform: Describe the hardware environment to support the development and production of this system.

Network connections between the stores and headquarters: A network diagram is required.

Software Development Tools: Describe the software development tool proposed to build this application.

Database information: An entity-relationship diagram (ERD) is expected for customer data covering personal data and purchases.

User interfaces: Describe the interface for data collection and notification to store personnel and customers.

Controls: Describe the controls to make sure the customer information is accurately maintained and the purchase activity is accurately captured.

Security: Describe the security measures to protect the customer’s personal and purchase history data




BSA 385 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment


Draft the format for a formal program specification document Smith Consulting will use when providing programming assignments to software developers (either in-house or contracted personnel). Submit the draft at the end of the week.



BSA 385 Week 3 DQS


DQ 1

Based on the Drumheller (2009) article, what affect do application servers have on the traditional SDLC? What affect does server virtualization have on application servers?·

DQ 2

Based on the Woodward (2007) article, how might one deal with the complexities of implementing systems based on SOA? How might the traditional SDLC reduce the risks associated with the complexities of this new technology?



BSA 385 Week 4 Individual Assignment Frequent Shopper Program, Part III


For the items specified in the technical architecture document developed for the Frequent Shopper Program, write a 4-6 page paper describing the following:

Quality assurance process and procedures to ensure the functionality and performance requirements are met
Testing procedures to ensure the application is operational at all levels (program, network, systems, and interfaces)
Implementation steps and procedures necessary to achieve operational status



BSA 385 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment


Draft the testing procedures to be used by Smith Consulting whenever they provide software to their clients. The procedures will be used by Smith Consulting to demonstrate that the software they are delivering is reliable, accurate, and fault tolerant. These procedures must be adequate to support both Smith developed software and any commercial off-the-shelf software they are delivering to their clients. Submit the draft at the end of the week



BSA 385 Week 4 DQS


DQ 1

Based on the Kercher (2009) article, how has Computer Associates transformed its product lines to conform to the ever increasing complexities of enterprise systems support and maintenance? How have issues of security, risk management, and data protection affected the support and maintenance phase of the SDLC

DQ 2

Based on the Kercher (2011) article, what affect does Microsoft Office Live® have on how small medium size businesses design, develop, implement, deploy, and support office systems?




BSA 385 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Software Testing Paper


Submit the paper describing standards and testing environment



BSA 385 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Software Testing Presentation


Submit the Smith Consulting Management presentation.


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