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SFSU: ISYS 363 - Chapter 11
Multiple choice and true/false questions from chapter 11 in Essentials of Management Information System, 9 ed. , by Laudon & Laudon.

  
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1.  Information systems problems typically result from:
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C.
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2.  Unit testing:
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D.
3.  The worth of systems from a financial perspective essentially revolves around the question of:
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C.
D.
4.  To show each level of a system’s design, it’s relationship to other levels, and its place in the overall design structure, structured methodologies use:
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B.
C.
D.
5.  You are an IT project manager for an advertising firm. The firm wishes to create an online survey tool that will be used to survey focus group reactions to products in development. The most important consideration for the firm is being able to offer the tool as soon as possible as a new corporate service. However, you know that many of the senior managers that are business owners of this project have difficulty in understanding technical or software development issues, and are likely to change their requirements during the course of development. What development method would be most successful for this project?
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D.
6.  Which process develops a detailed description of the functions that a new information system must perform?
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7.  Order the following steps in the systems development process in the correct sequence.
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8.  A business document indicating the direction of systems development, the rationale, the current systems, new developments to consider, the management strategy, the implementation plan, and the budget is called a(n):
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9.  The process of creating workable information systems in a very short period of time is called:
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C.
D.
10.  Which of the following is not one of the activities of the systems analyst:
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11.  In the direct cutover conversion strategy, the new system:
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12.  In a parallel conversion strategy, the new system:
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13.  If an organization’s requirements conflict with the software package chosen and the package cannot be customized, the organization will have to:
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D.
14.  ___________________ are tangible benefits of information systems.
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15.  Systems design:
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16.  A ________ shows each task as a horizontal bar whose length is proportional to the time required to complete it.
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17.  Users prefer systems that:
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18.  Changes in hardware, software, documentation, or production to a production system to correct errors, meet new requirements, or improve processing efficiencies are termed:
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19.  Which of the following collaboration tools would be appropriate for  participants in separatelocations who need to collaborate synchronously?
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20.  Compared to the use of proprietary components, Web services promise to be less expensive and less difficult to implement because of:
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21.  The oldest method for building information systems is the:
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22.  ________ provides software tools to automate development methodologies and reduce the amount of repetitive work in systems development.
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23.  Determining methods for feedback and error handling would be defined by which system design specification?
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24.  This type of systems development is characterized by significantly speeding up the design phase and the generation of information requirements and involving users at an intense level.
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25.  In an object-oriented development framework for a university, how would the classes Degree, Mathematics, and Physics be related?
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26.  You have been hired by a pharmaceutical company to evaluate its portfolio of systems and IT projects. Which types of projects would be best avoided?
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27.  The entire system-building effort is driven by:
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28.  As a technical project manager you have decided to propose implementing a prototyping methodology for a small Web-based design project. What is the order of steps you will follow in this project?
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29.  An entire information system is broken down into its subsystems by using:
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30.  System design specifications that address database issues will include specifications for:
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31.  Which of the following tools may help identify risk areas associated with employee acceptance of a new information system?
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32.  Acceptance testing:
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33.  The Girl Scouts' conversion strategy of first introducing the modules for ordering cookies and then introducing the modules for transmitting orders and instructions to the cookie factory and shipper is called a(n) ________
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34.  The term structured, when discussing structured methodologies, refers to the fact that:
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35.  Object-oriented development could potentially reduce the time and cost of writing software because:
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36.  “Hidden costs” such as _____________________ can easily undercut anticipated benefits from outsourcing.
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37.  Fourth-generation tools cannot replace conventional development tools because:
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38.  Which process is used to develop risk profiles for a firm’s information system projects and assets?
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39.  Object-oriented modeling is based on the concepts of:
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40.  System design specifications that address input issues will include specifications for:
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41.  Developing an information system has been compared to the problem-solving process. Which one of the following problem-solving steps is not a part of systems analysis?
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42.  Management can control the development of end-user applications in part by:
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43.  Groups of objects are assembled into software components for common functions, which can be combined into large-scale business applications, in this type of software development:
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44.  The project risk will rise if the project team and the IS staff lack:
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D.
45.  ________ refers to the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to achieve specific targets within specified budget and time constraints.
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46.  The primary tool for representing a system’s component processes and the flow of data between them is the:
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47.  When systems are created rapidly, without a formal development methodology:
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48.  System testing:
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49.  ___________________ are intangible benefits of information systems.
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B.
C.
D.
50.  What was the primary problem facing the Girl Scouts regarding their supply chain problems?
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51.  In which way did network economics play a role in the Girl Scouts solution to their supply chain problems?
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52.  Which of the following is NOT part of the implementation process?
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53.  In the traditional systems development lifecycle, end users:
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54.  Transferring transaction data from a legacy system to the new system would be defined by which system design specification?
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