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I need assistance in preparing a report discussing the systems development process for an in-house IS development staff and the different methodologies and techniques involved. The report uses topics like the systems development lifecycle, object-oriented programming, the unified modeling language (UML), structured systems analysis and design, participatory design, computer-assisted software engineering and related topics discussing potential problems as well.

Can someone assist me in summarizing this material using the above topics in a clear and concise manner?

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I need assistance in preparing a report discussing the systems development process for an in-house IS development staff and the different methodologies and techniques involved.

I need assistance in preparing a report discussing the systems development process for an in-house IS development staff and the different methodologies and techniques involved. I've prepared a draft for my report using topics like the systems development lifecycle, object-oriented programming, the unified modeling language (UML), structured systems analysis and design, participatory design, computer-assisted software engineering and related topics discussing potential problems as well. Can someone assist me in summarizing this material using the above topics in a clear and concise manner?

Systems Development Lifecycle is related to methods of developing computer systems. This method has steps that are divided into project planning, feasibility study and initiation, requirements gathering and systems analysis, systems design, building, testing, installation, implementation, maintenance and business as usual. In Systems Development Lifecycle there are different baselines like updated product baseline, product baseline, allocated baseline and functional baseline. Systems Development Lifecycle in general is useful because it supports good documentation, there is ease of maintenance, there are excellent development and design standards and exercises excellent control. Systems Development Lifecycle has potential problems like limited user input, hard to estimate ...

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Open Systems Theory for Tablet Development Corporation

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BACKGROUND

Simulation site: http://forio.com/simulate/jelson/tablet-development-sim/simulation/#p=page0
OR see attached copy of Joe Schmoe's results.

First, Run the Simulation using the Default Decisions. (in other words, use the prices and R&D% that are already there.) As you run each year, you will need to capture or collect the results for each year, for each product, X5, X6, X7. You need to copy (using Excel, by hand, or some other method) the Financial results and Marketing results, as well as the information provided by the Advisor. The final Total Score will be $1,216,253,749.

SCENARIO

It is December 15, 2015. Joe Schmoe, the VP of Marketing at Tablet Development, Corp., is smugly patting himself on the back for how well he has done with pricing and product development on the three products, X5, X6, and X7. He knows his strategy was not very creative, since he did not change any prices or R&D allocations over the four year period (actually six years, counting 2010 and 2011.) But he is certain that he did not need to change anything. And he's sure his overall performance is proof.

But, Sally Smothers, CEO of Tablet Development, has a different opinion. And she does what she has to, Joe is called in and let go. Dang, Joe thinks, fired again.

You are hired. You applied for the position a few weeks ago and interviewed, not sure of the fate of Joe Schmoe at the time. But you were the one that Sally wants. So here you are, Dec. 15, 2015, VP of Marketing at Tablet Development, and ready to move the company ahead into 2016. Your boss, Sally Smothers, is expecting you to take over and move the company forward in terms of product development, and smart pricing.

ASSIGNMENT

Please turn in a paper, not including cover and reference page, according to Sally's directions as follows:

Sally wants to make sure that you are ready to move ahead. So she asks you to review the past four to six years to see what was going on in terms of product development, sales, pricing, and performance against the competition. So you collect all of the data and write a report which is due on Sally's desk 1/2/2016.

Analyze the results of Joe Schmoe's decisions and then write the report that Sally is requesting. Run the simulation of the Tablet Development Corporation using the default decisions. Access the simulation site (Click here). Collect the data for each year (or you can download a copy of it - see below.) Make a Case for your proposed strategy using financial analysis and relevant theories.

KEYS TO THE ASSIGNMENT

The key aspects to this assignment that should be covered in your paper include:

1. A review of the products, their life cycles, how they stack up in terms of price and performance
2. Financial review for each product: X5, X6, and X7 - sales, costs, profitability, prices, unit margins, etc.
3. Market review: New Sales, Repeat Sales, Market Saturation, etc.
4. Propose an alternate strategy: a general idea of how you might do better with these products: what pricing and R&D allocations, etc. would you have put in place over the last four years, 2012 - 2015

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