Project #38653 - 8 essay questions

1.HRSoft, LLC develops and sells custom human resources management (HRM) solutions for mid-sized businesses. The company has been using a structured systems development approach, but is considering switching to agile methods. You have been asked to discuss the suitability of this change. HRSoft's systems use reliable, proven technology. Customers often have trouble defining their needs in advance, so there are often changes to requirements while a project is underway. The HR field is heavily regulated, and systems must be certified to comply with state and federal labor laws, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules, and other regulations. HRSoft is a small company with an entrepreneurial culture that operates in a moderately competitive industry. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of agile software development methods for HRSoft. Describe three advantages and three disadvantages, writing at least one complete sentence about each advantage and each disadvantage. Your answer should be at least one paragraph of at least six complete sentences. (Points : 10)

2. Two project managers in the same organization, Alice and Bob, have very different success rates. Nearly all of Alice's projects are completed on time and within budget and deliver their expected benefits, whereas many of Bob's projects are late, over budget, and fail to fully satisfy their users. What factors are likely to be responsible for these differences? List and explain at least three factors that are likely to account for the differences in Alice's and Bob's success rates. Write at least two sentences explaining each of these factors. Your answer should be one or more paragraphs containing at least six complete sentences. 

3.(TCO 5) You are a business analyst at a company that sells office supplies on the Web, working on a project to develop a new order-tracking system for the website. You are preparing to interview the company's operations manager to gather requirements for the new feature. Explain two things that you will do to prepare for the interview beforehand; two things that you will do while conducting the interview to make it effective; and two things that you will do to follow up after the interview. Write at least one complete sentence about each of these items. Your answer should be one or more paragraphs containing at least six complete sentences. (Points : 10)

4.(TCO 1) You are facilitating a meeting to decide on requirements for a new supply chain management system. During a discussion of how to qualify new vendors, Harry from the manufacturing department looks at Irene from the purchasing department and says, "Just make sure that Irene doesn't have anything to do with it. She approved that Chinese supplier who caused the big recall last year!" Describe how you will deal with this instance as the facilitator, including what you will do the first time that it happens, and how your response will change if Harry persists in attacking Irene. Describe at least three different levels of interventions that you will use, with two complete sentences about each level of intervention. Your response should be one or more paragraphs containing at least six complete sentences. (Points : 10)

5. (TCO 2) You are leading a 12-member team to develop requirements for a new inventory control system for an international company. The team includes representatives from several countries in which the company's manufacturing and distribution facilities are located. The team will need to hold weekly online meetings, provide each other with daily status updates, and work together to create and edit a requirements specification document. Select and describe three different online communication/collaboration tools that you could use to work with this team. For each tool, write at least one sentence describing the tool and at least one sentence explaining why you selected it. Your answer should be one or more paragraphs containing at least six complete sentences. (Points : 10)

 

Describe the problem domain class model represented by this diagram. In your description, identify the name of each class; the attributes of each class; and the relationship type and multiplicities of each association between classes. Your answer should be one or more paragraphs containing at least six complete sentences. (Points : 10)

7. (TCO 7) You are a business analyst for a marketing research firm. You have been assigned to write a test plan for a mobile app that will allow clients to order research reports from their tablets and smartphones. Identify three types of testing that you will include in your test plan. For each test type, write at least one sentence describing the test type and at least one sentence explaining why it will be important for testing this app. Your answer should be one or more paragraphs containing at least six complete sentences. (Points : 10)

8. (TCO 8) You are a business analyst on a project that is running behind schedule during its analysis phase. To save time, some members of the team have proposed skipping the usual technical review of the requirements document and models, and proceeding directly to the design phase. These team members argue that any errors that are missed because of skipping the technical review will eventually be caught during testing in the implementation phase. Present a counter-argument to this proposal. In your argument, explain the purpose of technical reviews, the purpose of testing, the role played by each in the overall quality assurance process, and the benefits of doing both. Your answer should be one or more paragraphs containing at least four complete sentences. (Points : 10)

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 08/27/2014 09:38 pm
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