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1. List the advantages of using systems analysis and design techniques in approaching computerized information systems for business. System analysis and design techniques provide the analyst with a systematic procedure for analyzing data input, data flow, and information output; furthermore, the techniques can improve the functioning of business. 2. List three roles that the systems analyst is called upon to play. Provide a definition for each one. The three roles of a system analyst are: A. Consultant--hired from outside an organization to address information systems issues within that organization. B. Supporting Expert--serves as a resource for those who are managing a systems project. C. Change Agent--an analyst who serves as a catalyst for change, develops a plan for change, and works with others in facilitating that change. 3. What personal qualities are helpful to the systems analyst? List them. Personal qualities helpful to systems analysts include: A. Problem-solving abilities B. Communication skills C. Computer experience D. Self-discipline and self-motivation E. Project management capabilities 4. List and briefly define the seven phases of the systems development life cycle (SDLC). The seven phases of the SDLC are: A. Identifying problems, opportunities, and objectives--recognizing problems and opportunities confronting the business and determining business objectives. B. Determining information requirements--understanding what information users need to perform their jobs. C. Analyzing system needs--structured analysis of information needs and decision making. D. Designing the recommended system--logical design of the information system. E. Developing and documenting software--structured development of software and documentation. F. Testing and maintaining the system--testing and revising the system. G. Implementing and evaluating the system--training users and reviewing system. 5. What is rapid application development (RAD)?
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Rapid application development (RAD) uses operational prototypes to construct a system. 6. Define what is meant by the agile approach? The agile approach is based on values, principles and core practices. It values communication, simplicity, feedback and courage. 7. Define the terms object-oriented analysis and object-oriented design. Object-oriented analysis and object-oriented design are techniques intended to facilitate the development of systems that must change rapidly in response to dynamic business environments. 1.What are the three groups of organizational fundamentals that carry implications for the development of information systems? The three groups of organizational fundamentals include: A. level of management B. design of organizations C. other factors--leadership style, technology, and organizational subcultures. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2012 for the course BIO SHES1202 taught by Professor Idonotknow during the Spring '11 term at University of Malaya.

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