CIS 518 Discussion 1 & 2.
Week 2 Discussion 1
“Software Development, a Manufacturing or Creative Process?” Please respond to the following:
From the e-Activity, take a position on the idea that software development is either a creation process or a manufacturing process. Describe the characteristics of each process to support your position.
From the e-Activity, compare and contrast the software development process models in terms of requirement gathering, system design, system construction, and deployment.
Week 2 Discussion 2
“Buying vs Building Software” Please respond to the following:
Identify the factors, other than price, an organization must consider when evaluating whether to build or buy a software package to track inventory. Of the factors you have identified, determine the most critical to consider and justify why they carry more significance than others.
Software vendors often have scaled levels of support, depending on the purchased software package. Discuss some of the more important support features that would be required for a system that is going to be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by over 500,000 users per day.