1. Research organizational benefits of using databases and DBMS’s. Supplement your research with a review of your lessons. Post a response to the discussion board: Respond to the following statements and, if appropriate, include personal experience as part of your answers.
• Post at least two reasons organizations use databases and DBMS’s.
• Post one advantage a database has over a spreadsheet
2. Self-awareness is critical to effective leadership. You are on a committee for creating a leadership development program at a large corporate organization with 12 VPs, who provide oversight to over 4,000 employees. What processes would you introduce to help leaders who participate in the leadership development program to constructively develop a better self-awareness (e.g., personality, values, and personal biases)?
3. Research the process of System Development Life Cycle. Discuss how and why an organization should apply SDLC process. If you work as IT staff in an organization, how you will suggest your team and your manager to implement or improve SDLC process. (Optional) Be sure that you understand OOD and can identify those firms that use it for development. Include a business or type of business that uses OOD and an explanation of how they used it.
4. Describe some of the aspects of successful, self-directed teams and virtual teams. Share an example of a team you have worked with and how these aspects were and/or were not present. Include one aspect that was not present that you wish had been a characteristic of the team; how would it have changed things?