Information Systems Development - Study Guide
Information Systems Development - Study Guide

Information Systems Development - Study Guide

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A study guide on the development of information systems.

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Information Systems Development - Study Guide

​Learning Objectives

  • Explain the overall process of developing a new software application
  • Explain the differences between software development methodologies
  • Understand the different types of programming languages used to develop software
  • Understand some of the issues surrounding the development of websites and mobile applications
  • Identify the four primary implementation policies

What are the steps in the SDLC methodology?


What is RAD software development?


What makes the lean methodology unique?


What are three differences between second-generation and third-generation languages?


Why would an organization consider building its own software application if it is cheaper to buy one?


What is responsive design?


What is the relationship between HTML and CSS in website design?


What is the difference between the pilot implementation methodology and the parallel implementation methodology?


What is change management?


What are the four different implementation methodologies?


Which software-development methodology would be best if an organization needed to develop a software tool for a small group of users in the marketing department? Why? Which implementation methodology should they use? Why?


Doing your own research, find three programming languages and categorize them in these areas: generation, compiled vs. interpreted, procedural vs. object-oriented.


Some argue that HTML is not a programming language. Doing your own research, find three arguments for why it is not a programming language and three arguments for why it is.


Read more about responsive design using the link given in the text. Provide the links to three websites that use responsive design and explain how they demonstrate responsive-design behavior.

​Information Systems for Business and Beyond © 2014 David T. Bourgeois, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license made possible by funding from The Saylor Foundation’s Open Textbook Challenge.

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