Purpose of this Assignment
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
effectively applying the role of systems engineering and integrating with project
Effectively communicate with stakeholders to determine, manage, and document
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
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
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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