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There may be many reasons why an organization may prefer one approach over the other. For example, the healthcare or aerospace industry may prefer an object oriented approach because there is less room for error when creating software systems that could impact human life. Whereas, a government entity may prefer a structured approach because there are politics and civil service rules that come into play when designing a software system. Additionally, the type of system an organization is implementing also plays an important role in the type of approach that is chosen. For example, a new HRIS system may follow a structured approach to ensure compliance with federal employment laws. Whereas, a new internal document storage system may follow an object oriented approach to ensure all data items are captured.
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4 Running head: Object Oriented and Structured Design Analysis As a systems analyst, I am torn between the object oriented approach and the structured approach. I like the structured approach because it allows stakeholders to provide their approval before an implementation can move to the next phase. This is extremely important in certain industries as mentioned earlier such as government entities. However, I like the object oriented approach because it focuses more on the data items and provides a better approach from a technology standpoint in terms of incremental analysis and development. I do believe there are pros and cons to both approaches In conclusion, the structured approach tries to understand problems using DFD (Data Flow Diagrams) whereas, the object oriented approach uses Use Cases. At this time, I think that the two approaches cannot exist for one particular project because of the lack of consistency to move from the analysis phase then to the design phase and finally to the implementation phase.
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