Identify a software development process that needs a tool

Purpose of this Assignment

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This is an individual assignment and you must work alone. This assignment gives you

the opportunity to analyze CASE tools and provide a justification for the use of one.

This assignment specifically addresses the following course outcomes to enable you to:


Plan, build, and maintain systems that meet organizational strategic goals by

applying enterprise architecture and enterprise governance principles and



Achieve successful systems design, development, and implementation by

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effectively applying the role of systems engineering and integrating with project



Effectively communicate with stakeholders to determine, manage, and document

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business requirements throughout the SDLC


Perform modeling to assist with analysis and decision making


Translate business requirements into systems by applying appropriate SDLC

methodologies and incorporating industry best practices


The Deliverable


You are a team leader in a large software development organization and you want to

improve a software development process (of your choosing) through the use of a CASE

tool. In the tight economy, purchasing new tools requires a strong justification and these

tools are expensive. In this project search the Internet for CASE tool information and

develop a paper to persuade your CIO to purchase the tool for your team.


Create a document that includes the following:


The paper should be 2-3 pages in length.


The document must include a Cover and Works Cited page. The Cover and

Works Cited page are not included in the page count.


The Cover page must include an applicable title and your name.


The Works Cited page must include at least three (3) external resources (other

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than the textbook and classroom resources) correctly cited using the APA format.


The sources should be scholarly sources, not Wikipedia and the popular press.


Use the Grading Rubric to be sure you have covered everything.




CASE Tools Analysis Instructions


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Submit your paper via your Assignment Folder as a Microsoft Word document

with your last name included in the filename.


Identify a software development process that needs a tool


o This should include a brief commentary describing the existing need (of

your choosing) for a certain type of CASE tool.


o The CIO understands these tools, but about you will need to explain what

CASE tools do and how the use of a CASE tool will benefit your



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