Turban15_tif - Chapter 15 System Development and...

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175 Chapter 15 System Development and Acquisitions True-False Questions 1. Prototyping is an iterative development process. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 668 2. Management Support Systems (MSS) applications can range from small end-user productivity aids to large-scale enterprise business intelligence (BI) systems. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 668 3. Behavioral issues are involved in building a large MSS. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 669 4. An organization cannot lower development and deployment costs but can significantly increase productivity with portal technology. Answer : False Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 670 5. Information cannot be aggregated and integrated using a portal. Answer : False Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 670 6. MSS are built as enablers of some business processes. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 671 7. Usually, it usually takes less time, effort, and money to operate and maintain an application as it does to build and install it in the first place. Answer : False Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 671 8. It might be required to restructure one or more business processes when implementing an MSS project. Answer : True Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 671 9. The lack of reusability and the lack of interoperability standards created a great barrier to widespread application of MSS. Answer : True Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 674
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176 10. A traditional System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) consists of three fundamental phases. Answer : False Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 675 11. Rapid Application Development (RAD) methods are critical to the e-commerce sites development. Answer : True Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 675 12. The disadvantage of RAD is that the systems with which users start to work are incomplete by design. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 675 13. Leasing a MSS package is advantageous when a company wants to experiment with it before making a heavy up-front buy investment. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 676 14. The biggest obstacle to renting software is the inability to integrate different applications. Answer : True Difficulty : Moderate Page Reference : 677 15. Companies with small IT staff and small budgets are best served by outside contractors. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 678 16. Most leased software often provides the perfect fit for the desired application. Answer : False Difficulty : Easy Page Reference : 679 17. Because of the semistructured or structured nature of problems addressed by decision support systems, it is quite unlikely that MSS developers have a complete understanding of the decision-making situation when they start a new project. Answer
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