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100

In launching a new information system, the greatest risk occurs when a company ____.
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

100

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

100

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

100

For a project manager, monitoring and controlling _____.
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

100

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

200

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

200

When building an information system, all of the following basic guidelines should be considered except ____.
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

200

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.
a. wishbone b. fishbone c. jawbone d. crossbones

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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.
a. task time estimates b. sequences c. personnel assignments d. all of the above

300

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

400

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.
a. iteration b. model c. method d. process

400

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.
a. staff b. time c. budget funding d. either a or b

400

A systems analyst should provide ____ so managers can understand the full cost impact and timetable.
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

400

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

400

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

500

Knowledge management systems are called expert systems because they ____.
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

500

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?”
a. schedule feasibility b. technical feasibility c. economic feasibility d. operational feasibility

500

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.
a. appendix b. introduction c. case for action d. findings

500

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

500

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