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a. begins by outlining its business models and identifying possible IT solutions b. tries to decide how the system will be implemented before determining what the system is supposed to do c. considers implementation options after having a clear set of objectives d. all of the above
In launching a new information system, the greatest risk occurs when a company ____.

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a. property b. class c. message d. instance
In object-oriented programming, an object is a member of a(n) ____, which is a collection of similar objects.

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a. discretionary b. non-discretionary c. appended d. concatenated
Projects where management has no choice in implementing them are called ____ projects.

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a. requires guiding, supervising, and coordinating the project team’s workload b. includes monitoring the progress of the project, evaluating results, and taking corrective action when necessary to stay on target c. consists of staffing, which includes selecting the project team and assigning specific tasks to team members d. includes identifying and arranging project tasks and estimating completion times and costs
For a project manager, monitoring and controlling _____.

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a. systems planning b. systems analysis c. systems design d. systems implementation
The ____ phase of the SDLC includes four main activities: requirements modeling, data and process modeling, object modeling, and consideration of development strategies.

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a. 2 months b. 12 months c. 24 months d. 48 months
Over 40 years ago, a concept called Moore's Law accurately predicted that computer processing power would double about every ____.

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a. stick to an overall development plan b. identify major milestones for project review and assessment c. provide accurate and reliable cost and benefit information d. ensure that users are not involved in the development process
When building an information system, all of the following basic guidelines should be considered except ____.

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a. wishbone b. fishbone c. jawbone d. crossbones
A popular technique for investigating causes and effects is called a(n) ____ diagram, which is an analysis tool that represents the possible causes of a problem as a graphical outline.

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a. user attitudes b. the degree of management support c. work breakdown structure d. relative priority of the project
All of the following affect project time requirements EXCEPT ____.

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a. prototyping b. user involvement c. agile methods d. both a and b
RAD relies heavily on ____.

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a. electronic data interchange (EDI) b. joint application development (JAD) c. business process reengineering (BPR) d. rapid application development (RAD)
When companies attempt to simplify operations or reduce costs, a popular strategy is to have managers and systems analysts perform ____.

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a. have complex instructions b. be easy to understand c. include enough space for all required information d. indicate what supporting documents are needed
A systems request form should not ____.

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a. dilation b. creep c. expansion d. drift
Projects with very general scope definitions are at risk of expanding gradually, without specific authorization, in a process called project ____.

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a. task time estimates b. sequences c. personnel assignments d. all of the above
A project manager must balance ____ to achieve a workable schedule; graphical planning aids like the one in the accompanying figure can help in the process.

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a. agent b. actor c. interlocutor d. master
In a use case diagram, the user becomes a(n) ____, with a specific role that describes how he or she interacts with a system.

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a. iteration b. model c. method d. process
A business ____ is a graphical representation of one or more business processes that a company performs, such as accepting airline reservations, selling a ticket, or crediting a customer account.

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a. staff b. time c. budget funding d. either a or b
When a systems request form is received, a systems analyst or IT manager examines it to determine what IT resources (including ____) are required for the preliminary investigation.

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a. time figures for the next development phase b. cost figures for the next development phase c. an estimate for the overall project d. all of the above
A systems analyst should provide ____ so managers can understand the full cost impact and timetable.

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a. reference to successor tasks b. ID c. description d. duration
In a PERT/CPM chart, each task has all of the following EXCEPT a(n) ____.

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a. UML b. TCO c. FDD d. REJ
Using a(n) ____, an analyst can show business functions and break them down into lower-level functions and processes.

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a. provide job-related information to users at all levels of a company b. simulate human reasoning by combining a knowledge base and inference rules that determine how the knowledge is applied c. process data generated by day-to-day business operations d. include e-mail, voice mail, fax, video conferencing, word processing, automated calendars, database management, spreadsheets, and high-speed Internet access
Knowledge management systems are called expert systems because they ____.

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a. schedule feasibility b. technical feasibility c. economic feasibility d. operational feasibility
Of the measures of feasibility in the accompanying figure, ____ considers points such as “Does the proposed platform have sufficient capacity for future needs?” and “Will the hardware and software environment be reliable?”

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a. appendix b. introduction c. case for action d. findings
In the preliminary investigation report, the ____ section contains the results of the preliminary investigation, including a description of the project’s scope, constraints, and feasibility.

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a. personality conflicts among team members b. turnover of project personnel c. poor control methods d. any of the above
Problems with timetables and project milestones can indicate ____.

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a. TCO b. data schematic c. use case diagram d. user-based flowchart
A(n) ____ is a UML technique that visually represents the interaction between users and an information system.

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