Most Accounting Information Systems (AIS) textbooks provide coverage of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). However, unlike most topics in AIS textbooks, the SDLC coverage is devoid of extensive examples or documentation to enhance classroom discussion and student understanding. Further, a search of usable cases to augment text and lecture materials yielded no SDLC cases to help translate strategic decision-making theory into usable knowledge. The few cases found did not address how to help students understand the SDLC (Mitri and Cole 2007; Ramiller and Wagner 2011). The unillustrated and mechanical presentation of the material can be both unengaging and confusing for students who have no business experience to leverage in class discussion. While we were able to rely on examples and cases for most other AIS topics, we seemed to “stall out” when presenting the SDLC. We were motivated to create a realistic and engaging case that...
Casey's Collections: A Strategic Decision-Making Case Using the Systems Development Lifecycle—Planning and Analysis Phases
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Editor's note: Accepted by Miklos A. Vasarhelyi.
Kimberly S. Church, Pamela J. Schmidt, Georgia Smedley; Casey's Collections: A Strategic Decision-Making Case Using the Systems Development Lifecycle—Planning and Analysis Phases. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting Teaching Notes 1 December 2016; 13 (2): 31–81. https://doi.org/10.5555/jeta-51472tn
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