A Description Of The Core Activities Within The Software Development Process

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A description of the core activities in the software development process
1. Requirements
2. Design
3. Implementation
4. Testing / verification
5. Documentation
6. Maintenance
An explanation of the distinction between systems analysis and systems design and a description of the activities involved in each
System development can generally be thought of having two major components: systems analysis and systems design. In System Analysis more emphasis is given to understanding the details of an existing system or a proposed one and then deciding whether the proposed system is desirable or not and whether the existing system needs improvements. Thus, system analysis is the process of investigating a system, identifying problems, and using the information to recommend improvements to the system. System design is the process of planning a new business system or one to replace or complement an existing system.
Analysis specifies what the system should do. Design states how to accomplish the objective.
After the proposed system is analyzed and designed, the actual implementation of the system occurs. After implementation, working system is available and it requires timely maintenance.

An explanation of the benefits of information systems
Information systems changed forever the way accounting tasks are processed. The days of green paper pads are gone, and instead businesses have a centralized place where all accounting transactions are entered and saved. No more looking for paper…
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