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Why is making a lot of modifications to a packaged system sometimes a risky approach, and what are the alternatives? 100 words or more.

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It is very challenging to make a lot of modifications to a packaged system because a packaged system has its own limitations and all the requirements may not be possible to incorporate as it may lead to ...

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Discusses risks related to making a lot of modifications to a packaged system.

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1. Why is making a lot of modifications to a packaged system sometimes a risky approach, and what are the alternatives?

2. Briefly describe the steps of a pure prototyping methodology as an alternative to an SDLC approach. Which disadvantages of an SDLC methodology are addressed by a prototyping approach?

3. What is an RFP, and what critical tasks does it facilitate in the purchasing process?

4. Describe the underlying principles of agile systems development methodologies.

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