Questions 1 through 6 relate to the InStyle case. Answer the questions within the context of that case.
Question 1 (5 Points)
Identify the stakeholders for the case study. For each stakeholder list their name, title, role on the project (provider, reviewer, approver of requirements), influence on the project, and how they might be affected by the project.
Question 2 (5 Points)
Identify at least 10 functional and 5 non-functional solution requirements for the case. Are your requirements effective? Write your requirements as narrative statements that are SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and testable. Number each requirement.
Question 3 (5 Points)
What strategy would you use in this project to prioritize the requirements? Prioritize the requirements found previously according to your strategy.
Question 4 (5 Points)
A conversation with several managers in the order processing department has revealed that about 1 out of every 30 orders for outfits is unusual. How many previous orders should you inspect if you want to have a 95% level of certainty that you covered all variations? What criteria would you use to select these orders? Be sure to show your work.
Question 5 (15 Points)
Using a mind mapping tool such as FreeMind create a mind map for a 3-5 page paper on the following topic: “Offshore Outsourcing of Software Development: Does It Really Reduce Software Development Costs?”. This outline will be a set of discussion points and a preliminary outline for a blog entry for your IS blog. Write the blog using your previously brainstormed ideas. Keep the blog to 1000-1500 words. Be sure to cite (and link) your sources.
Question 6 (5 Points)
Create a 10 minute presentation of a requirements management tool (as assigned/picked via Blackboard).
Question 7 (5 Points)
Develop a checklist that can be used during peer review sessions by an analyst to ensure that requirements activities (elicitation, management, prioritization, etc.) were done properly. The checklist must contain at least twenty items. Use the web to help you find rules of thumb. The following are two examples:
- Were insights garnered from previous project retrospectives incorporated into the requirements activities?
- Were preconditions elicited to assure that missing requirements have not been missed?