unit 5 Required Reading

In your textbook, Software Engineering, please read the following:

  • Chapter 10: Sociotechnical Systems, Pages 264 – 288.
  • Chapter 9: Software Evolution, Pages 235 – 260.

Unit 5 Discussion

For this discussion, please review and answer the following:

You are an engineer involved in the development of a financial system. During installation, you discover that this system will make a significant number of people redundant. They people in the environment deny you access to essential information to complete the system.

  • To what extent should you, as a systems engineer, become involved in this situation?
  • Is it your responsibility professionally to complete the installation as contracted, or should you simply abandon the work until the procuring organization has sorted out the problem? Explain why you have arrived at this conclusion in your answer.