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CASE Tools Analysis Instructions

 

 

Purpose of this Assignment

 

This is an individual assignment and you must work alone. This assignment gives you

the opportunity to analyze CASE tools and provide a justification for the use of one.

This assignment specifically addresses the following course outcomes to enable you to:

 

Plan, build, and maintain systems that meet organizational strategic goals by

applying enterprise architecture and enterprise governance principles and

practices

 

Achieve successful systems design, development, and implementation by

effectively applying the role of systems engineering and integrating with project

management

 

Effectively communicate with stakeholders to determine, manage, and document

business requirements throughout the SDLC

 

Perform modeling to assist with analysis and decision making

 

Translate business requirements into systems by applying appropriate SDLC

methodologies and incorporating industry best practices

 

The Deliverable

 

You are a team leader in a large software development organization and you want to

improve a software development process (of your choosing) through the use of a CASE

tool. In the tight economy, purchasing new tools requires a strong justification and these

tools are expensive. In this project search the Internet for CASE tool information and

develop a paper to persuade your CIO to purchase the tool for your team.

 

Create a document that includes the following:

 

The paper should be 2-3 pages in length.

 

The document must include a Cover and Works Cited page. The Cover and

Works Cited page are not included in the page count.

 

The Cover page must include an applicable title and your name.

 

The Works Cited page must include at least three (3) external resources (other

than the textbook and classroom resources) correctly cited using the APA format.

 

The sources should be scholarly sources, not Wikipedia and the popular press.

 

Use the Grading Rubric to be sure you have covered everything.

 

 

 

CASE Tools Analysis Instructions

 

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Submit your paper via your Assignment Folder as a Microsoft Word document

with your last name included in the filename.

 

Identify a software development process that needs a tool

 

This should include a brief commentary describing the existing need (of

your choosing) for a certain type of CASE tool.

 

The CIO understands these tools, but about you will need to explain what

CASE tools do and how the use of a CASE tool will benefit your

organization.

 

Compare and contrast two (2) CASE tools that could meet your needs

 

This should include a brief commentary describing two (2) possible CASE

tools that will fit your need.

 

Compare and contrast the two (2) tools and explain which one is the better

fit for your organization and why.

 

Provide a persuasive justification to your CIO to purchase the tool



This should include a brief commentary that persuades your CIO to

purchase the tool you are suggesting.

 

Include costs and benefits.

 

 

CASE Tools Analysis Instructions

 

 

Helpful Resources

 

Agilian 3.2 Necesisity for Agile Modeling – Screenshots

http://www.visual-paradigm.com/product/ag/provides/screenshots.jsp

Agilian 3.2 Necesisity for Agile Modeling – Diagram tools

http://www.visual-paradigm.com/product/ag/provides/diagramtools.jsp

Index Case Tools

http://case-tools.org/

Case Tool Index

http://www.unl.csi.cuny.edu/faqs/software-enginering/tools.html

iTM Web: Case Tools

http://www.itmweb.com/case.htm

Persuasive Essay Thesis Builder & Online Outliner

http://tommarch.com/electraguide/thesis.php

Persuasion Map

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/persuasion_map/

Sample Persuasive Speech Outline

http://www.roch.edu/people/lhalverson/sample_persuasive_speech_outline.htm

 

 

CASE Tools Analysis Instructions

 

Tools that can assist you in developing the graphics for this project:

 

The file “Graphics That Can be Used for Drawing Diagrams” in the Course

Content section of the online classroom has symbols you may be able to copy

and paste

 

“As-Is” and “To-Be” graphics

 

Microsoft Visio

 

Functional Decomposition Diagram (FDD)

 

Microsoft Visio

 

The file “Graphics That Can be Used for Drawing Diagrams” in the Course

Content section of the online classroom has symbols you may be able to

copy and paste

 

 

Systems Requirements Checklist

Microsoft Excel

 

Microsoft Word

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