Chapter06 - Chapter 6 Initiating and Planning Systems...

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Chapter 6 Initiating and Planning Systems Development Projects 121 Chapter 6 Initiating and Planning Systems Development Projects True-False Questions 1. Proper and insightful project planning, including determining project scope as well as identifying project activities, can easily reduce time in later project phases. Answer : True Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 164 2. The objective of project initiation and planning is to transform a vague system request document into a tangible project description. Answer : True Difficulty : Hard Reference : p. 164 3. Project initiation focuses on activities that will help organize a team to conduct project planning. Answer : True Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 165 4. Project planning focuses on defining clear, discrete tasks and the work needed to complete each task. Answer : True Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 166 5. The objective of the project planning process is the development of a Baseline Project Plan and a Statement of Work. Answer : True Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 166 6. The Statement of Work clearly outlines the objectives and constraints of the project for the development group. Answer : False Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 166 7. The major outcomes and deliverables from project initiation and planning are the Baseline Project Plan and the Statement of Work. Answer : True Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 166 8. The Systems Service Request reflects the best estimate of the project’s scope, benefits, costs, risks, and resource requirements, given the current understanding of the project. Answer : False Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 166 9. The Explanation of Services is a short document prepared for the customer that describes what the project will deliver and outlines all work required to complete the project. Answer : False Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 167 10. The Statement of Work is a document prepared for the customer during project initiation and planning that describes what the project will deliver and outlines generally at a high level all work required to complete the project.
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122 Initiating and Planning Systems Development Projects Answer : True Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 167 11. The Statement of Work can be used as the basis of a formal contractual agreement outlining firm deadlines, costs, and specifications. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Reference : p. 167 12. Assessing project feasibility is a required activity for all information systems projects. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Reference : p. 168 13. The culmination of the feasibility analyses form the business case that justifies the expenditure of resources on the project. Answer : True Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 168 14. Economic feasibility is the process of identifying the financial benefits and costs associated with a development project. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Reference : p. 168 15. During project initiation and planning, you should be able to precisely define all benefits and costs related to a particular project.
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