Green Vehicles Inc. (GVI) operates a chain of car dealerships that sell and service electric car models from several manufacturers, including the Chevrolet Spark, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, and others. Because the parts departments at each dealership must stock parts from multiple manufacturers, the company requires a custom database system to manage parts inventories. You have been hired as a consultant to advise GVI’s managers on the best process to follow in developing such a system.
Research the topic of database development and write a three to five page paper that addresses the following questions:
- What software development process should GVI follow for its inventory management system, and what are the major steps in this process?
- What database development process should GVI follow for the inventory database in this system, and what are the major steps in this process?
- What are some best practices that GVI should observe to help ensure the success of this project?
The paper should be in APA format, double-spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font, with a cover page and reference list. The cover page and reference list do not count toward the required page count. The cover page and reference list do not count toward the required page count. The paper should include at least three references, one of which can be the course textbook. The paper will be graded using the following rubric:
|Content||60||60%||The paper is of the required length and fully addresses topics provided. Examples and supporting details are provided for each main point. Authoritative sources are cited as support. The paper is at least 80% in the student’s own words (i.e., no more than 20% direct quotations from a source).|
|References||10||10%||The reference list includes at least three references. References are authoritative and represent either scholarly peer-reviewed or expert professional sources. The reference list is in APA format and is free of typographical, grammar, spelling, and formatting errors.|
|Formatting||10||10%||The paper is in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and includes a cover page, introduction, body of the report, summary or conclusion, and references. The paper conforms to APA format, including use of standard paragraph format and headings. Tables, if included, use table numbers and titles. Figures, if included, use figure numbers and captions.|
|Organization and Cohesiveness||10||10%||The paper includes an introduction that generates interest in the topic and previews the main points to be covered, a body that develops each main point, and a conclusion that summarizes the main points covered. There is a logical flow of ideas throughout the paper. There is a clear thesis statement for the paper and a clear topic statement for each major section. Appropriate transitions are used between topics and subtopics.|
|Editing||10||10%||The paper uses a professional writing style and is free of typographical, spelling, and grammar errors.|
|Total||100||100%||A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements|