Case learning is a method of applying theory to sound practical real world applications. Each selected case provides a description of a problem situation taken from a specific company. The purpose of each case is to augment the course content with applications that enable the CalSouthern Learner to apply text materials to a problem and solve that application problem using Learner selected methods and procedures.
There are no exact answers or perfect solutions to case problems. Indeed, each recommended solution and justification can and is usually different comparatively amongst a group of respondents. The solution must fit the case and must be vigorously supported. The problem statement, analysis, selected solution, and especially the justification of the selected solution, are all critical elements in the case method. There are no short cuts to case presentations but a formalized methodology that enables the case presenter the optimal way to solve the case problem.
In your case analysis; be sure to answer all of the questions given for the case. Provide the key facts and details necessary for the reader to understand the case as part of the problem statement and analysis (who, what, when, where, how). Discuss what lessons can be learned from the case.
You must read and follow the Case Submittal Format file found in the course resources area. Please double-space, use 12 point font, with one inch margins. Be sure to cite your resources and provide the references using APA format. Remember to reference all work cited or quoted by the text authors. You should be doing this often in your responses.
Read Chapter 9 Case: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge starting on page 146 in your text.
Using the CASE FORMAT found in the syllabus ADDITIONAL RESOURCES review the case using the CASE FORMAT to structure a comprehensive analysis , and answer the questions at the end of the case.
Summarize the impact of quality on information and its relationship to DBMS
Investigate BI, Data Warehouses, CRM and various systems in making business decisions
Demonstrate an understanding of BI Tools and how they benefit the business
Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of you understanding of the course concepts