1. (TCO A) ACME, Inc. is an international manufacturer that recently installed a new order entry software system. The system has been debugged, installed, and is being used on a regular basis. What phase of the SDLC is ACME's order entry system in? Assess the reasoning that leads you to this conclusion. (Points : 27)


2. (TCO B) What is the role of systems theory relative to system analysis methods? (Points : 27)


3. (TCO C) Critique the following description of the modeling process: Data modeling starts with a high-level abstract view of the problem called the conceptual model. Then these elements are converted into a logical physical model where they can be easily converted to an actual
database. (Points : 27)


4. (TCO D) A systems analyst claims that a project will pay for itself in no time. Assess the various methods and how they help this analyst provide a sound argument. (Points : 27)


5. (TCO E) ACME's new order entry system was designed without concern for normalization. What kinds of events do you conclude will happen over a period of time when ACME starts using the system under load? What will be the end result? (Points : 27)


6. (TCO F) Before designing user interfaces, you may find it useful to understand the elements that frequently cause people to have difficulty with computer systems. Assess the elements of at least four of the common interface problems. (Points : 27)


7. What are some of the major reasons that classical development methodologies have not been successful for many software development projects?


8. (TCO H) What are the basic concepts of agile methodologies? (Points : 27)


9. (TCO I) In agile development there is no such thing as "scope creep." The entire concept is eliminated. Describe how functionality is managed in an agile environment. (Points : 24)


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