Use the Strayer Library or other libraries of your choice to conduct research about software development and testing.

Dec 11th, 2015
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Term Paper: Organizational Report

Due Week 10 and worth 150 points

You have been hired as the CIO of a large multinational Internet advertising company. The president of the company is entertaining a major new software development project to keep track of advertising revenues. She asked you to prepare a report on the current and future state of software development and testing for this advertising company so that she can make an educated decision on how to proceed with the new development. The goal is to have a loosely coupled, Java-based platform for this Web-based company.

Use the Strayer Library or other libraries of your choice to conduct research about software development and testing.

Write a ten to fifteen (10-15) page paper in which you:

  1. Define and explain, in your own words, the primary challenge(s) of software development projects.
  2. Compare and contrast at least three (3) different software development methods.
  3. Explain why the testing of software products is of great importance.
  4. Provide a graphical depiction of your solution through the use of Microsoft Visio or its open source alternative, Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
  5. Identify potential ethical issues that may arise as a result of the company doing business across several different countries and cultures, and recommend ways to mitigate these challenges.
  6. Compare and contrast at least three (3) testing approaches to software development.
  7. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
  • Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Evaluate the issues and challenges associated with software engineering.
  • Compare and contrast software development process models.
  • Explain the importance of software testing.
  • Compare and contrast the various testing approaches to software engineering.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in software engineering.
  • Write clearly and concisely about software engineering using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Term Paper: Organizational Report

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Define and explain, in your own words, the primary challenge(s) of software development projects.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely defined and explained, in your own words, the primary challenge(s) of software development projects.

Insufficiently defined and explained, in your own words, the primary challenge(s) of software development projects.

Partially defined and explained, in your own words, the primary challenge(s) of software development projects.

Satisfactorily defined and explained, in your own words, the primary challenge(s) of software development projects.

Thoroughly defined and explained, in your own words, the primary challenge(s) of software development projects.

2. Compare and contrast at least three (3) different software development methods.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely compared and contrasted at least three (3) different software development methods.

Insufficiently compared and contrasted at least three (3) different software development methods.

Partially compared and contrasted at least three (3) different software development methods.

Satisfactorily compared and contrasted at least three (3) different software development methods.

Thoroughly compared and contrasted at least three (3) different software development methods.

3. Explain why the testing of software products is of great importance.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely explained why the testing of software products is of great importance.

Insufficiently explained why the testing of software products is of great importance.

Partially explained why the testing of software products is of great importance.

Satisfactorily explained why the testing of software products is of great importance.

Thoroughly explained why the testing of software products is of great importance.

4. Provide a graphical depiction of your solution through the use of Microsoft Visio or its open source alternative, Dia.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely provided a graphical depiction of your solution through the use of Microsoft Visio or its open source alternative, Dia.

Insufficiently provided a graphical depiction of your solution through the use of Microsoft Visio or its open source alternative, Dia.

Partially provided a graphical depiction of your solution through the use of Microsoft Visio or its open source alternative, Dia.

Satisfactorily provided a graphical depiction of your solution through the use of Microsoft Visio or its open source alternative, Dia.

Thoroughly provided a graphical depiction of your solution through the use of Microsoft Visio or its open source alternative, Dia.

5. Identify potential ethical issues that may arise as a result of the company doing business across several different countries and cultures and recommend ways to mitigate these challenges.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely identified potential ethical issues that may arise as a result of the company doing business across several different countries and cultures; did not submit or incompletely recommended ways to mitigate these challenges.

Insufficiently identified potential ethical issues that may arise as a result of the company doing business across several different countries and cultures; insufficiently recommended ways to mitigate these challenges.

Partially identified potential ethical issues that may arise as a result of the company doing business across several different countries and cultures; partially recommended ways to mitigate these challenges.

Satisfactorily identified potential ethical issues that may arise as a result of the company doing business across several different countries and cultures; satisfactorily recommended ways to mitigate these challenges.

Thoroughly identified potential ethical issues that may arise as a result of the company doing business across several different countries and cultures; thoroughly recommended ways to mitigate these challenges.

6. Compare and contrast at least three (3) testing approaches to software development.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely compared and contrasted at least three (3) testing approaches to software development.

Insufficiently compared and contrasted at least three (3) testing approaches to software development.

Partially compared and contrasted at least three (3) testing approaches to software development.

Satisfactorily compared and contrasted at least three (3) testing approaches to software development.

Thoroughly compared and contrasted at least three (3) testing approaches to software development.

7. 4 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

8. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present


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