Kaplan IT460 unit 1 assignment

Kaplan IT460 unit 1 assignment


Assignment 1 – Points = 20

Outcomes addressed in this activity:

Unit Outcomes:

? Distinguish the differences and similarities between two or more SDLC


? Recognize what type of information is contained in the SCR website for each of our

weekly assignments

Course Outcome:

? GEL 6.5: Use electronic libraries/databases for research purposes.

Assignment Instructions:

There are two assignments for Unit 1; one is graded and one is not, this is the graded


One of the many tasks we are going to encounter in our new role of a Systems Analyst

is that of research. Many times we will be asked to provide our thoughts and

recommendations for topics that are brand new, even to us. Given that, here is your

first assignment. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) just stopped by your office and

asked your thoughts on whether we should be using something other than the SDLC for

our technology projects, in particular the JAD and/or RAD methodologies.

For this assignment, please utilize the Internet and/or other appropriate materials to

research both the JAD (Joint Application Development) and RAD (Rapid Application

Development) methodologies.

Write a 2 page paper (minimum…more is encouraged) (double spaced) explaining what

each methodology involves, differentiating the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Be sure to cite any sources.

Assignment requirements:

Clear explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of JAD.

Clear explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of RAD. Assign