CIS 210 Discussion Question
Solving Business Problems
The textbook elaborates several systems analysis approaches for solving a business problem. Please respond to the following in not more than 250 words:
- Identify which systems analysis method you prefer, and why.
part 2: Then, follow up in substantive posts of up to 200 words to one or more of your fellow students who prefer a different method.
Support your positions with explanations and/or sources, as appropriate, but do not quote. (choose 1)
I prefer the easy method as I do not like to work and re-work my efforts so I would go with the agile system. After reviewing this week's lesson throughout all problem solving steps or solutions the agile method is the most suitable option. I found task that requires multiple sources, links or research have struggled at all levels of understanding or rather retention. If I am able to operate with a system or method that allows a group effort with effective results in agile which tracks, manages and build from a previous system. This cuts on production time which is a faster means of operating within a frame of a team. This means creates easy access, important topic to focus on is the tactical and technical proficiency between system and manpower. Bringing both entities together to promote business growth with sound problem solving ability. I look forward to the next assignment.
After reviewing the methods described in the textbook I have chosen JAD or Join Application Development as a method I would prefer. This method has the most advantages when it comes to long-term success for any given project. Although it takes longer to set up it seems to yield the best results. I like the fact that it relies heavily on user input and feedback throughout the process. All the projects that I have participated in seem to have one common factor, they’re always fluid and changing JAD seems to be able to adjust to the constant changes from all parties involved. It also seems that the increased participation and documentation limits risk and the blaming that goes on after a project takes a bad turn. It is very thorough and gives clear instruction on the goals and progress at all stages, with all members so informed there is little chance of different parties coming forth later to state they had a better idea. Also with the budget being as important as it always is smaller goals broken down and studied you would have tighter control over the expenditures. The only downside I could see is that it might not be cost effective for smaller companies as it requires more specialized people that smaller companies would have to hire.
The method that i read about and prefer is the RAD method. I like the option of using all ideas of a new system coming from multiple people within the organization. Getting ideas from everyone that uses the current system and using those ideas to make and install a new one. The RAD method also is used from start to finish to make overall time implementing a new system shorter.