Management information systems unit vii essay and dq question

Unit VII Essay


The learning outcome for this unit involves the process of developing an information system (IS) for an organization.

There are many factors involved in this process, including core activities and the methodologies for managing the

process. Project management plays a part as well. Additionally, IS development does not happen in a silo; there is also

the business side to consider as part of the process. All of these considerations are brought together and addressed in

this assignment. 


Assignment Instructions:

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.

Your response must be at least five pages in length and in APA format. You are required to use the two outside

articles. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have

accompanying APA citations.

DQ question

Assume that you are the project manager for an upcoming new information systems project designed to replace your organization’s old inventory management system. The server and database will also be upgraded.


Two paragraphs:

1. Name one risk of project derailment or failure that you might anticipate?

2. How might you mitigate this risk?



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>