08 Aug HRM 520 Week 2 DQ’s
Database, Database Management System, and Business Applications
1. Watch the following two videos from the lynda.com course Relational Database Fundamentals with Adam Wilbert. “Database Management Systems (DBMS)?” (4 min 36 s) “Relational Structures” (3 min 57 s) 2. Review Figure F2.1 Database, Database Management System, and Business Applications on page 28 of the textbook. Based on the videos, and your readings this week, please respond to the following questions:
Choose a set of data from the database list (e.g., Performance data). Next, select the appropriate application program that the data interfaces with via the database management system (i.e. Performance program). Now, explain how information from the application and system are displayed on your computer screen as the user. Explain how you use the program and what functions are available to you. What recommendations would you make to improve the program’s functionality to make it easier for end users? This is week 3 dq Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Part A (Chapter 4)
1. Think about the improvements you would make to your current or previous organization’s Resource Information Systems (HRIS). Review the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Explain the system needs and provide a few details on what you would do during each phase of the SDLC. Part B (Chapter 5)
2. Based on your system recommendations from Part A, make a brief proposal request to a vendor (see vendors on page 110, Table 5.3) using the information from Table 5.2 as a guide.