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Business Process Reengineering

1. Differentiate between a SDLC, the Waterfall development lifecycle, the Prototyping Process, Rapid Application Development and Individual Information System Development. When would you use each? Include examples of how each might be used. (You might need to read an article or two for additional information.) (A table could be used to construct your answer. If you use a table and it is too wide to paste into a regular message, please put the table in an attachment.)

2. Business Process Reengineering

What is Business Process Reengineering (BPR)? Discuss how BPR might be used and describe the 'theoretical' results.
Is Business Process Reengineering the same as System Analysis and System Design? Please substantiate your answer with at least a paragraph of explanation.
How might BPR be used in your organization?

3. Many (most) organizations choose to purchase basic computer systems rather than develop a system themselves. Purchased systems include financial, human resources, payroll, inventory, manufacturing control, etc.

Discuss why a company would purchase a system rather than build it themselves.

4. In question 3 above, can a company gain a competitive advantage from a purchased system?

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Differentiate between a SDLC, the Waterfall development lifecycle, the Prototyping Process, Rapid Application

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