You have been hired as the CIO of a large multinational Internet advertising company.

You have been hired as the CIO of a large multinational Internet advertising company. The president of the company is entertaining a major new software development project to keep track of advertising revenues. She asked you to prepare a report on the current and future state of software development and testing for this advertising company so that she can make an educated decision on how to proceed with the new development. The goal is to have a loosely coupled, Java-based platform for this Web-based company.

2. Define and explain, in your own words, the primary challenge(s) of software development projects.
3. Compare and contrast at least three (3) different software development methods.
4. Explain why the testing of software products is of great importance.
5. Provide a graphical depiction of your solution through the use of Microsoft Visio or its open source alternative, Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
6. Identify potential ethical issues that may arise as a result of the company doing business across several different countries and cultures, and recommend ways to mitigate these challenges.
7. Compare and contrast at least three (3) testing approaches to software development.
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