CGA Past Exam - CGA-CANADA INFORMATION SYSTEMS STRATEGY...

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EMS2J08 ©CGA-Canada, 2008 Page 1 of 6 CGA-CANADA INFORMATION SYSTEMS STRATEGY [MS2] EXAMINATION June 2008 Marks Time: 4 Hours 20 Question 1 Select the best answer for each of the following unrelated items. Answer each of these items in your examination booklet by giving the number of your choice. For example, if the best answer for item (a) is (1), write (a)(1) in your examination booklet. If more than one answer is given for an item, that item will not be marked. Incorrect answers will be marked as zero. Marks will not be awarded for explanations. Note: 2 marks each a. Rapid changes have characterized many facets of information systems. Which of the following statements best describes the implications of the rapid changes in information technology? 1) The rapid changes in the business environment are partly driven by the rapid changes in information technology. 2) The changes in information systems are more obvious in software development than in hardware development. 3) Software is becoming more intuitive and user friendly. Therefore, rapidly changing software does not cause high levels of stress for employees. 4) The fast pace of change has made planning for information systems strategy an obsolete concept. b. Which of the following is a correct statement about developing an IS strategic plan? 1) An IS plan should involve users from all departments and management at all levels within the organization. No external stakeholders should be involved in this internal activity. 2) An IS strategic plan can only be developed after the business strategic plan is complete. 3) A strategic analysis is a methodology used to structure the planning process using a bottom-up approach. 4) An enterprise analysis is a methodology used to structure the planning process with a focus on existing organizational process and data. c. Feasibility and cost-benefit analyses are important processes during systems analysis. Which of the following statements is true in describing these activities? 1) Cost-benefit analysis measures the tangible costs of a system, not the intangible benefits. 2) Feasibility checkpoints should be planned throughout the entire systems development life cycle. 3) Organizational feasibility considers whether there is a fit between a particular information infrastructure and the organizational structure of a company. 4) Technical feasibility measures the technical capabilities of the employees in the company. d. Data flow diagrams are tools used to model the process of a system. Which of the following statements is correct regarding constructing data flow diagrams? 1) In data flow diagrams, data stores represent the places where data are kept between processes. They can be connected to external entities and other data stores.
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