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A look at the importance of information systems in an organization's success.
# 151992 | 1,170 words | 10 sources | APA | 2012 | US

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This paper presents an analysis of the critical components of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) and its associated concepts and frameworks. Additionally, it integrates insights from leaders in the field, such as Karl-Erik Sveiby. Various ancillary concepts in Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) are also discussed. The paper further highlights the importance of these frameworks and their ancillary technologies in creating a responsive and scalable Information Systems for an organization. The paper defines SDLC and examines its five steps which are investigation, analysis, design, implementation and maintenance. The paper also addresses knowledge management in an organization and its contribution to its overall success. The paper also evaluates CASE tools and how they ensure the content and knowledge management systems of the company are well defined and used to further move the organization to its goals.


Creating a Responsive and Scalable IT Organization
Defining the SDLC and Its Role in Application Development
The Benefits of Adopting CASE Development Methodologies and Tools
Knowledge Management Implications of a new IS Development Staff

From the Paper:

"The challenges of creating and maintaining an internal IS development staff many times emanate from a lack of focus on how best to integrate a company's IT systems and knowledge management repositories together to create unique, highly valuable information systems to solve company and employee challenges. The SDLC model is essential for creating the strategic framework and structure for managing internal development products, making them accountable to those users systems are being developed for (van Vliet, Pietron, 2006). Ultimately the applications developed must deliver knowledge to those individuals and teams in the organization who most need it to attain their goals, strategies and initiatives - and in this way the integration of SDLC concepts and knowledge management systems can transform businesses in the process (Simon, 2002). It is in using the SDLC framework to more accurately and responsively deliver applications and systems to the organization, the roles-based use of knowledge management is critical (Craeme, 2007). The SDLC then becomes a framework by which new applications and systems are developed that fully leverages the international knowledge of the organization. In attaining this level of performance the IS development staff will fully complete each step of the SDLC model as there are specific processes included in them to ensure a high level of responsiveness to users' needs of existing and planned future systems."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Burton Craeme, Inside Knowledge, Retrieved March 9, 2009 from:
  • Gavurin, Stuart L.. (1991). Where Does Prototyping Fit in IS Development? Journal of Systems Management, 42(2), 13.
  • Mattsson, A., Lundell, B., Lings, B., & Fitzgerald, B.. (2009). Linking Model-Driven Development and Software Architecture: A Case Study. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 35(1), 83-93.
  • Moez Limayem, Mohamed Khalifa, & Wynne W Chin. (2004). CASE Tools Usage and Impact on System Development Performance. Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 14(3), 153-175.
  • William Moore, Ernest Nolan, & Sharlett Gillard. (2006). Towards a Higher-Level Systems Development Life Cycle, with Universal Applications. International Journal of Management,2 23(3), 646-652.

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