Information Systems Analysis And Design Final Exam_spring 2009_isds 4125

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Students, This online exam will be available until Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 9pm. You will have (2) hours to complete the exam once you have launched it. The exam was composed of questions submitted by you and your classmates. The exam is worth 100 points. Best of Luck ~ Dr. Patton


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Essay Question:Explain as much as you can about (JAD), Joint Application Development.  (Examples: When was it started and by whom?  Where are sessions usually conducted and by whom?  List and describe the participants in a JAD session) .  Please give more information and more detail.
  • 2. 
    Essay Question:What are the potential consequences of not accessing the technical risks associated with an information systems development project?
  • 3. 
    Essay Question:Describe your personal experience with conducting the SAD requirements and designing the EMR prototype with the LSU Student Health Center.  What were your Lessons Learned?  How will you apply those experiential lessons to other areas of your life (transfere knowledge)?
  • 4. 
    Essay Question:What is an information system (complete definition)?  List and descrbe the component of an information system.  Give an example of a current working/functioning information system. 
  • 5. 
    The process of assessing the degree to which the potential time frame and completion dates for all major activities within a project meet organizational deadlines and constraints for affecting change best describes:
    • A. 

      Political Feasibility

    • B. 

      Operational Feasibility

    • C. 

      Schedule Feasibility

    • D. 

      Technical Feasibility

    • E. 

      Economic Feasibility

  • 6. 
    Determining _ _ for an Internet-based electronic commerce application is very similar to the process followed for other applications. ( 2 words)
  • 7. 
    Characteristics of a good systems analysts during the requirements determination subphase include:(Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Attention to details

    • B. 

      Impartiality

    • C. 

      Impudence

    • D. 

      Relax Constraints

    • E. 

      Reframing

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not a traditional method of collecting system requirements?
    • A. 

      Observations

    • B. 

      Interviewing

    • C. 

      RAD

    • D. 

      Document Analysis

  • 9. 
    Prototyping is most useful for determining project requirements when:
    • A. 

      There is a tendency to avoid creating formal documentation.

    • B. 

      Multiple stakeholders are involved in the system.

    • C. 

      User requirements are not well understood.

    • D. 

      Tools and data are not readily available to rapidly build systems.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following does Corporate Strategy include?
    • A. 

      Mission Statement

    • B. 

      Objective Statements

    • C. 

      Description of competitive strategy

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
     Generally speaking,  a use case model is developed during _________ stage.
  • 12. 
    A Use Case Diagram shows all of the following EXCEPT:   
    • A. 

      Relationships between the actors and use cases

    • B. 

      The system boundary

    • C. 

      The major use cases

    • D. 

      The actors

    • E. 

      Simba the Rhodesian Ridgeback

  • 13. 
    Which of the following types of DFDs are not used in the systems development process?
    • A. 

      New logical

    • B. 

      Current logical

    • C. 

      New physical

    • D. 

      Current physical

    • E. 

      None of above

  • 14. 
    _____ is a picture of the movement of data between external entities and the processes and data stores within a system.
    • A. 

      Work flow diagram

    • B. 

      Data flow diagram

    • C. 

      Process Modeling

    • D. 

      Context Data flow diagram

    • E. 

      DFD New logical system

  • 15. 
    Which of the following has disrupted the belief that managers must make all the decisions?
    • A. 

      Decision support tools

    • B. 

      Advanced telecommunications networks

    • C. 

      Expert systems

    • D. 

      ISDS Major

    • E. 

      Distributed databases

  • 16. 
    ___________ ____________ involves issues related to project costs and benefits, technical difficulties, and other business related concerns.(2 words)
  • 17. 
    _________ are peer group reviews of any product created during the systems development process; also called a structured ___________.
  • 18. 
    ___________  can exist in a variety of forms -- as numbers or text on pieces of paper, as bits and bytes stored in electronic memory, or as facts stored in a person's mind.
  • 19. 
    ___________ refers to objects that you can actually touch, like disks, disk drives, display screens, keyboards, printers, boards, and chips.
  • 20. 
    _____________  the term refers to an interactive computerized system that gathers and presents data from a wide range of sources, typically for business purposes. _________   applications are systems and subsystems that help people make decisions based on data that is culled from a wide range of sources.
  • 21. 
    _____ _____ ____ _  ____  is the definition for the complex organzational process whereby computer-based information systems are developed and maintained.
  • 22. 
    In  ___ ___ ___  a complete set of information. Records are composed of fields, each of which contains one item of information. A set of records constitutes a file. For example, a personnel file might contain records that have three fields: a name field, an address field, and a phone number field.
  • 23. 
    ___  ____  is a strategy in systems analysis and design in which the project is reviewed after each phase and continuation of the project is rejustified.
  • 24. 
    A technique whose order and duration of a sequence of task activities directly affect the completion date of the project is known as ____ ___ ___.
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