TIFKK7Ch02 - Chapter 2 Systems Analysis and Design 2-1...

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Chapter 2 Systems Analysis and Design 2-1 Chapter 2 True-False 1 . Subsystems are composed of systems. F (p. 28) 2 . Systems and subsystems are interrelated and interdependent. T (p. 28) 3 . The interface between a system and its environment is known as the boundary. T (p. 28) 4 . Feedback is a form of system control. T (p. 28) 5 . Anything which affects the functioning of an organization is considered to be an environment. F (p. 29) 6 . Open systems are characterized by a free flow of ideas among organizational members. T (p. 29) 7 . A context level data flow diagram includes many detailed processes representing the computer programs within the system. F (p. 32) 8 . In an entity-relationship diagram, rectangles represent entities, and ovals represent relationships. F (p. 34) 9 . The elements that make up an organizational system are referred to as entities. T (p. 34) 1 0 . A crow’s foot on each side of a relationship indicates a one-to-one relationship. F (p. 34) 1 1 . An associative entity joins two entities. T (p. 36) 1 2 . Middle managers make decisions using predetermined rules that have predictable outcomes when implemented correctly. F (p. 47) 1 3 . Strategic managers work in a highly uncertain decision-making environment. T (p. 47) 1 4 . Operations managers most often make one-time decisions but the decisions made by strategic managers tend to be repetitive. F (p. 48)
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Chapter 2 Understanding Organizational Style and Its Impact on Information Systems 2-2 1 5 . Middle managers are highly dependent on external information. F (p. 48) 1 6 . Strategic planners tend to use information that is more current than information used by middle managers. F (p. 48) 1 7 . Often, considering organizational subcultures is more useful than is considering organizational culture. T (p. 49) 1 8 . Understanding organizational subcultures may help analysts overcome resistance to change. T (p. 49) 1 9 . Virtual enterprises use computer networks and communications technology to bring people together on a project. T (p. 29) 2 0 . One drawback of working on a virtual team is that there is no easy way for members to share project results. F (p. 29) 2 1 . Enterprise resource planning is a method of developing specifications for computer programs and then writing custom enterprise-wide software. F (p. 32) 2 2 . Implementing an enterprise resource system is easy because it is easy to analyze a system currently in use. F (p. 32) 2 3 . Another name for an associative entity is a gerund.
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TIFKK7Ch02 - Chapter 2 Systems Analysis and Design 2-1...

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