Ch6 MIS

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  • 1. 
    The SDLC contains seven phases. Which phase transforms the design into an actual system?  
    • A. 

      Design

    • B. 

      Expansion

    • C. 

      Development

    • D. 

      Transformation

  • 2. 
    What is the difference between insourcing and selfsourcing?  
    • A. 

      Selfsourcing requires the use of internal consultants; insourcing requires staff from the IT department.

    • B. 

      Selfsourcing is self-regulating; insourcing requires internal quality controls.

    • C. 

      Selfsourcing is self-regulating; insourcing requires internal quality controls.

    • D. 

      Selfsourcing allows for one person to complete the systems development life cycle; insourcing is a team effort.

  • 3. 
    What is the trend called when a U.S. company outsources IT functions to other countries that are geographically far away?  
    • A. 

      Foreign outsourcing

    • B. 

      Offshore outsourcing

    • C. 

      External outsourcing

    • D. 

      Outer outsourcing

  • 4. 
    If you were to allow only a select group of people to use the new system so that you could determine if it was working correctly, what type of implementation method would you be following?  
    • A. 

      Pilot implementation

    • B. 

      Parallel implementation

    • C. 

      Plunge implementation

    • D. 

      Phase implementation

  • 5. 
    What group of people knows little about IT but a lot about their own domain?  
    • A. 

      Domain experts

    • B. 

      Project managers

    • C. 

      End users

    • D. 

      Field professionals

  • 6. 
    The SDLC contains seven phases. Which phase distributes the system to all the users so that they can use it to perform their jobs?  
    • A. 

      Implementation

    • B. 

      Testing

    • C. 

      Maintenance

    • D. 

      Expansion

  • 7. 
    If your U.S.-based company were to hire a vendor from Mexico City, you would be using _____ outsourcing.  
    • A. 

      Offshore

    • B. 

      Onshore

    • C. 

      Nearshore

    • D. 

      Exterior

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a disadvantage of outsourcing?  
    • A. 

      It acquires outdated technology.

    • B. 

      It increases dependency on other organizations.

    • C. 

      It decreases performance accountability.

    • D. 

      It cannot predict future costs.

  • 9. 
    Which SDLC phase is performed with both internal software development and outsourcing?  
    • A. 

      Design

    • B. 

      Development

    • C. 

      Maintenance

    • D. 

      Analysis

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Increases technical know-how for future innovation

    • B. 

      Reduces costs

    • C. 

      Increases degree of control

    • D. 

      Reduces vulnerability of your strategic information

  • 11. 
    During the _____ phase of the SDLC, the new system is monitored and supported to ensure it continues to meet the business goals.  
    • A. 

      Implementation

    • B. 

      Testing

    • C. 

      Maintenance

    • D. 

      Operations

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not an advantage of selfsourcing?  
    • A. 

      It increases the speed of systems development.

    • B. 

      It analyses the various design alternatives which lead to subpar IT systems.

    • C. 

      It increases end user participation and sense of ownership.

    • D. 

      It improves requirements determination.

  • 13. 
    The SDLC contains seven phases. Which phase is devoted to creating a solid plan for developing your information system?  
    • A. 

      Initiation

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Design

    • D. 

      Analysis

  • 14. 
    The primary goal of which phase in the SDLC is to build a technical blueprint of how the proposed system will work?  
    • A. 

      Design

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Analysis

    • D. 

      Development

  • 15. 
    _____ is the development and support of IT systems by knowledge workers with little or no help from IT specialists.  
    • A. 

      End-user involvement

    • B. 

      Outsourcing

    • C. 

      Insourcing

    • D. 

      Requirements definition

  • 16. 
    Which of the following systems development techniques allows end users to develop information systems?  
    • A. 

      Outsourcing

    • B. 

      Insourcing

    • C. 

      Netsourcing

    • D. 

      Selfsourcing

  • 17. 
    What is the difference between the design phase and the analysis phase?  
    • A. 

      The analysis phase follows the design phase and examines the requirements developed during the design phase.

    • B. 

      The design phase creates the code from the logical requirements developed in the analysis phase.

    • C. 

      Analysis and design belong to the same phase and create an iterative process between the two activities.

    • D. 

      The design phase takes the requirements developed in the analysis phase and creates a design based on that.

  • 18. 
    What is the difference between the implementation phase and the maintenance phase?  
    • A. 

      The implementation phase creates the physical design (code) and tests it; the maintenance phase places it into operations.

    • B. 

      The implementation phase monitors new systems to ensure that they are working properly; the maintenance phase makes minor adjustments when needed to meet existing business goals.

    • C. 

      The maintenance phase monitors new systems to ensure that they are working properly; the implementation phase makes minor adjustments when needed to meet new business goals.

    • D. 

      The maintenance phase monitors and adjusts new and existing systems; the implementation phase places new systems into operation.

  • 19. 
    If your U.S.-based company were to hire a vendor located in New York City, you would be using _____ outsourcing.  
    • A. 

      Nearshore

    • B. 

      Domestic

    • C. 

      Onshore

    • D. 

      Interior

  • 20. 
    Which phase in the SDLC verifies that the system works and meets all the business requirements developed in the analysis phase?  
    • A. 

      Development

    • B. 

      Transformation

    • C. 

      Implementation

    • D. 

      Testing

  • 21. 
    The waterfall methodology is:  
    • A. 

      A sequential, activity-based process in which one phase of the SDLC is followed by another.

    • B. 

      An assessment methodology that ensures quality applications.

    • C. 

      An outsource development methodology to information systems.

    • D. 

      A process management technique that identifies and includes end users and management in the SDLC.

  • 22. 
    Which phase in the SDLC involves end users and IT specialist working together to gather, understand, and document the business requirements for the proposed system?  
    • A. 

      Initiation

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Design

    • D. 

      Analysis

  • 23. 
    Which of the following systems development techniques delegate development tasks to a third party for a specified cost, period of time, and level of service?  
    • A. 

      Netsourcing

    • B. 

      Outsourcing

    • C. 

      Insourcing

    • D. 

      Selfsourcing

  • 24. 
    If you were to implement the new system while the existing system continued to run, what type of implementation method would you be following?  
    • A. 

      Pilot implementation

    • B. 

      Phase implementation

    • C. 

      Parallel implementation

    • D. 

      Plunge implementation

  • 25. 
    The systems development life cycle (SDLC) is:
    • A. 

      A method for testing new IT applications.

    • B. 

      A structured approach for developing information systems.

    • C. 

      The analysis and assessment tasks that need to be completed when designing and developing information systems.

    • D. 

      A set of guidelines that an end user follows when developing their own business applications.