Author: Christine Farr


Assignment 2: Business Requirements
Due Week 3 and worth 100 points
Imagine the CIO comes to your office and tells you that since you did such an outstanding job on your previous assignment, he would like your help with explaining requirements gathering. He confesses that he is good with requirements gathering for operational systems but has never had to gather requirements for a data warehouse. He asks you to write him a report to explain the differences. In addition, he mentions that he has read that joint application development (JAD) is a development methodology that could be used to rally stakeholders and that it would be a good fit for the company’s development effort. He asks you to include, in your report, relevant information relating to JAD.
Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:
Analyze the purpose of requirements gathering and justify its role in any development process.
Explain three (3) differences between building an operational system and a data warehouse.
Explain the significance of information package diagrams.
Assess the importance of JAD to database warehouse development based on the following:
user involvement
requirements gathering
the development process
Compare and contrast JAD to the Waterfall methodology, which is commonly used in software development projects. Include the following items:
user involvement
requirements gathering
the development process
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment.Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.  
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Explain the significance of a data warehouse and its basic structure.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in data warehousing.
Write clearly and concisely about topics related to data warehouse planning using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

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