A = 70, B = 0.95, C = 1000


A typical fish farming process might involve placing small fish (fingerlings) in a dam, waiting for them to grow, and then harvesting all of the remaining fish.


People who rely on growing fish as a source of food are faced with the problem of working out when is the best time to harvest the fish, because although the fish grow bigger as time passes, unfortunately some of them die before they are harvested for food.


Data was collected and analysed for a particular species of fish. The following information was obtained:


Fish Length

The following formula gives a relationship between the fish length (L) in centimetres and time elapsed (t) in months since the fingerlings were placed in the dam:

L  = A (1 – Bt )


Fish Weight

The following weight-length data is available for the species concerned:


Length (cm) 10.1 25.0 32.6 35.4 43.8 45.5 55.7
Weight (g) 15 236 520 660 1250 1425 2590


Length of Life

For every ‘C’ fingerlings of this species of fish placed in the dam, the number, n, still alive after t months is given by the formula:

N = C x Bt



Based on this information, find the best time to harvest all of the fish remaining in the dam in order to get the maximum weight of live fish. Validate your solution using technology.


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System Quality Requirements Engineering (SQUARE)

  • Due to the growth and sophistication of cyber-attacks against organizations, the client and software developers need to agree on security definitions derived from the client’s business goals. As a software engineer, you have explored the concept of System Quality Requirements Engineering (SQUARE). Now you need to convince your team to build security and quality concepts into the early stages of the development life cycles. Your job is to discuss SQUARE methodology or SQUARE steps to show your team the advantages of using SQUARE methodology in the development stage. How will you accomplish this? What are some things you might do to get the team on board with your plan?
  • Note: The Security Quality Requirements Engineering (SQUARE) project is identifying and assessing processes and techniques to improve requirements identification, analysis, specification, and management. The project is also focusing on management issues associated with the development of good security requirements.
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Elements of Reasoning and Intellectual Standards

For our assignment this week, you may choose either Option A or Option B. Regardless of the option you choose, be sure to read through the entire assignment directions before crafting your essay.

Additionally, use the Week Six Assignment Organization Guide to help you organize your paper.

HU260 W6 Assignment Organization Guide

Option A

Using the Eight Elements of Reasoning that were outlined in week two (purpose, problem, information, concepts, assumptions, inferences, points of view, implications, or consequences) choose a news article and break it down according to those elements. Make sure you address each of these elements. If one of these elements does not apply to your article (rare), address that in your essay and explain how the article could have been improved by including it or how the author is justified in leaving it out.

Option B

Describe how each of the Eight Intellectual Standards (clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, and fairness) were used or not used in the article, supported by an example. If one of these standards does not apply to your article (rare), address that in your essay and explain how the article could have been improved by including it or how the author is justified in leaving it out.


For either option you choose:

Write an introduction identifying the reasons for choosing either Option A or Option B and justify your reasoning.

In the conclusion of your essay, describe how you feel the article is biased.

Keep in mind, for either option you are being asked to analyze the article/author itself/himself/herself, NOT the topic discussed. Do not include your own opinion/position on the topic being addressed.

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Social Influences Presentation

Influences from people’s social environments have an effect on their beliefs and behaviors, but they may not understand that influence. This assignment asks you to examine different social influences and the effects they may have on offender behavior.

Imagine your team has been asked to create a training on the role of social influences in offender rehabilitation for new support services staff. The intent of this training is to provide a base knowledge of this information so the new support services staff can structure their program delivery with these concepts in mind.

Develop examples of conformity, obedience, group membership, group conflict, and group decision making occurring in a group session for support services to help with offender rehabilitation.

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation to utilize in the training. Include the following:

  • Describe the concepts of conformity, obedience, group membership, group conflict, and group decision making.
  • Describe examples of these concepts occurring during support services.
  • Explain how the group influenced individual decision making in your examples.
  • Describe how social relationships developed or changed because of the group interactions in your examples
  • Explain how to navigate address these situations when they may occur.

Include a minimum of three sources.

Include detailed speaker notes for each slide. Do NOT repeat slide information in speaker notes, different with citations.

Format any citations in your presentation according to APA guidelines.

Submit your presentation to the Assignment Files tab.

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Points of View Essay

The instructions for this assignment is posted below. I have also uploaded week 1 assignment.

In Week 1, you selected a topic to work with throughout the course to practice your critical thinking skills.

This week, you identify and discuss alternative points of view about that topic.

Resource: Week 1 topic and the “Opposing Viewpoints in Context.”

Optional Resource: Writing Resources lab

  1. Locate the topic you chose in Week 1 using the “Opposing Viewpoints in Context.”
  2. Select two viewpoints from those listed on the page.
  3. Write a 200- to 300-word essay on your topic that includes responses to the following:
    1. Introduce the topic you selected and briefly discuss why people might think differently about the topic. (50 to 75 words)
    2. Explain the two different viewpoints you selected. The goal of your explanation is to help your reader understand the reasoning for each viewpoint. (100 to 150 words total)
    3. For each viewpoint, identify one intellectual standard of thinking that is used well and one that is lacking. Review the intellectual standards of thinking discussed on p. 91 and Exhibit 5.1 on p. 102 of Ch. 5 of your text. (50 to 75 words total)


Course Outcome

Course Outcomes – Find and list the official course outcomes for each of your other (non-externship) courses. This list should be broken down by course with the proper course prefix, number, and name.

Course 1. Information security System (BA63271G118).

Course 2. Project Management (BA63170H118).

My Job Description:


· Analyze, design, prototype, configure, test, document, and implement new or modify existing software to support various business processes.

· Develop an area of expertise within Sales, customer service, Order Entry/Order Management and Billing/Collections in due course of time.

· Learn overall business operations and help develop innovative solutions to improve productivity

· Assist key users in testing new functionality, documenting and retaining ERP knowledge

· Documented testing results and updated the same for verification to the management

· Involved in developing Test Plans and Test cases for the entire functionality of the portal.

· Understanding and analyzing the Business functionality of existing systems of Issue to Resolve

· Written Standard test scripts for Oracle Accounts Payable and Oracle accounts receivable Modules



Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems

Chapter 9 – Systems Development and Project Management

Denver International Airport

One good way to learn how to develop successful systems is to review past failures. One of the most infamous system failures is Denver International Airport’s (DIA) baggage system. When the automatic baggage system design for DIA was introduced, it was hailed as the savior of modern airport design. The design relied on a network of 300 computers to route bags and 4,000 card to carry luggage across 21 miles of track. Laser scanners were to read bar-coded luggage tags, while advanced scanners tracked the movement of toboggan-like baggage carts.

When DIA finally opened its doors for reporters to witness its revolutionary baggage handling system, the scene was rather unpleasant. Bags were chewed up, lost, and misrouted in what has since become a legendary systems nightmare.

One of the biggest mistakes made in the baggage handling system fiasco was that not enough time was allowed to properly develop the system. In the beginning of the project, DIA assumed it was the responsibility of individual airlines to find their own way of moving the baggage from the plane to the baggage claim area. The automated baggage system was not involved in the initial planning of the DIA project. By the time the DIA developers decided to create an integrated baggage system, the time frame for designing and implementing such a complex and huge system was not possible.

Another common mistake that occurred during the project was that the airlines kept changing their business requirements. This caused numerous issues, including the implementation of power supplies that were not properly updated for the revised system design, which caused overloaded motors and mechanical failures. Besides the power supply design problem, the optical sensors did not read bar codes correctly, causing issues with baggage routing.

Finally, BAE, the company that designed and implemented the automated baggage system for DIA, had never created a baggage system of this size before. BAE had created a similar system in an airport in Munich, Germany, where the scope was much smaller. Essentially, the baggage system has an inadequate IT infrastructure because it was designed for a much smaller system.

DIA simply could not open without a functional baggage system so the city had no choice but to delay the opening date for more than 16 months, costing taxpayers roughly $1 million per day, which totaled around $500 million.


  1. One problem with DIA’s baggage system was inadequate testing. Why is testing important to a project’s success? Why do so many projects decide to skip testing?
  2. How could more time spent in the analysis and design phase have saved Colorado taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars?
  3. Why couldn’t BAE take existing IT infrastructure and simply increase its scale and expect it to work?