Test 4 – Business Analysis Problem
Superior Consulting Services (SCS) is offering a series of technical coding challenges designed to challenge and test the skills of C# application developers while also educating them on the latest in coding. This blog addresses C# basics and presents SCS’ fourth challenge: Business Analysis.
To perform effectively as a C# software application developer, in addition to being acquainted with various facets of the C# programming language, one must also have a fundamental understanding of business analysis.
C# Business Analysis: Game on!
Each SCS challenge will require the user to solve a problem and present their approach through a written solution. All questions are designed to be solvable by mid-level C# application developers in one hour or less.
The challenge consists of a scenario encompassing a unique problem. See below. Performing as a developer, address the scenario with one (1) written question that will help you understand the problem better.
As a developer, you eventually need to come up with a technical solution; so asking the right first question, will help the process significantly.
• Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a fictional character, voiced by Hank Azaria, on the American cartoon sitcom, “The Simpsons.”
• Apu owns the following:
– 2014 Dodge Challenger
– iPhone 6+
– Swiss Army Knife
– Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun
• Apu, is an employee at Quick-E-Mart, a mini-market, in downtown Springfield.
• Apu works Monday through Friday.
• Apu wears the following clothes to work every day:
– Tan Khaki pants
– Blue button-down shirt
– Blue socks
– Cordovan oxford loafers
On his way into work on Tuesday, Apu looks up and notices that his light, unexpectedly, went off.
What steps should Apu take to remedy this problem?
As a developer acting in the role of business analyst, come up with the “Best” question that will help Apu solve his problem.
1. All responses should be prepared in English using proper grammar and contain no more than 250 total words.
2. Contestant challenge submittals should be emailed to Jgnazzo@teamscs.com with the subject line SCS Coding Challenge #4
3. Reponses to Challenge #4 should be received by 5:00 pm CDT, June 30, 2015
4. In the event of a tie between two or more winning solutions, the first solution received will receive the prize; however, all submitters with correct solutions will be recognized.
5. Employees of SCS are not eligible to participate in the coding challenge.
The best solution submitted will receive an Amazon gift certificate worth $25.00 and have the winning solution, along with the winner’s name, on the SCS website: www.teamscs.com.