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    Systems Development: Involvement of Business User

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    For this assignment, you will need to access the CSU Online Library to research two articles concerning information
    systems development and project management. Drawing on these two articles, your textbook, and other sources, write an
    essay that addresses the following:
    1. Provide a well-formulated thesis statement in your introduction paragraph.
    2. Explain how a business user could be involved in the core activities of building an information system.
    3. Analyze how software development methodologies (such as agile development) can work in tandem with project
    management for the benefit of both information systems development projects and organizations.
    4. Evaluate how project managers and/or IT managers can ensure that information system development projects are
    in alignment with business strategies and goals.
    5. Summarize your findings in a five-page paper using proper APA formatting.

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    In accordance with BrainMass standards this is not a hand in ready paper but is only background help.

    Step 1
    Two articles concerning information systems development and project management:
    The first article is:
    Hsu, J. S. C., Lin, T. C., Zheng, G. T., & Hung, Y. W. (2012). Users as knowledge co-producers in the information system development project. International Journal of Project Management, 30(1), 27-36.
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    In this article the project management information system plays an important role in the construction management processes. According to the findings of this article the use of project management information system has become a necessity. A survey of CMs and constructors was carried out and found project management information system can play an important foundation in the success of construction projects.
    The second article is:
    Hsu, J. S. C., Lin, T. C., Zheng, G. T., & Hung, Y. W. (2012). Users as knowledge co-producers in the information system development project. International Journal of Project Management, 30(1), 27-36.
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/46059138/j.ijproman.2011.05.00820160529-4020-1hbfs6f.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ56TQJRTWSMTNPEA&Expires=1477577223&Signature=DqTTXfzf3t7GoKxp7haeK81n%2FsM%3D&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DUsers_as_knowledge_co-producers_in_the_i.pdf
    This research underlines the importance of the roles of users as knowledge co-producers in different stages of the information system development project. In a survey information was collected from 269 IS professionals and the results showed that common knowledge has an impact on the requirement determination in the design stage, which in turn leads to better project performance. User review ensures that the requirements are actually carried out by the developers in the development stage.

    Step 2

    Thesis statement:
    Close involvement of a business user from the inception of systems development will lead to better outcome for both the developer and the organization.

    The business user could be involved in the core activities of building an information system in several ways. When business users are involved in IS projects the results are better projects for users, more efficient development and other important benefits to project stakeholders. The development ...

    Solution Summary

    This posting gives you a step-by-step explanation of how the involvement of business user in systems development can be benefiical. The response also contains the sources used.

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