The product of this Assignment will prove that you are able to use professional language, identify conversational speech, effectively handle ethical concerns, format a professional memo, and use advanced features of Microsoft Word.
You are the lead consultant for an IT consulting firm that specializes in software. Pearson Waters, Inc. is a large, national company that offers property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals. Your consulting team was hired by Pearson Waters to investigate the possibility of specialized productivity software for their employees to use in storing and retrieving customer data and product details, as well as performing various estimates to show to customers. After researching options, the company approved the design of a new software package, which your team has just now completed.
While you are wrapping up the project, you make some shocking discoveries:
Some of the programming code completed by your team was actually copied from another company’s proprietary software.
Two images used in the Employee Instruction Booklet were randomly found on the Internet, and no permission was secured for their use.
These are clear ethics violations. To rectify the situation, you were forced to fire the programmer who stole the code, hire another programmer to ethically rewrite that part of the software package, reprimand the employee who stole the images, locate alternative images for which permission was granted, and reprint the Employee Instruction Booklet.