Chapter11 - 240 Selecting the Best Alternative Design...

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240 Selecting the Best Alternative Design Strategy Chapter 11 Selecting the Best Alternative Design Strategy True-False Questions 1. To bring analysis to conclusion, your job is to take the structured requirements and transform them into several alternative design strategies. Answer : True Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 349 2. Selecting the best alternative system involves generating a comprehensive set of alternative design strategies and selecting the one that is most likely to result in the desired information system. Answer : True Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 349 3. A system design strategy represents a particular approach to developing a system. Answer : True Difficulty : Easy Reference : p. 349 4. In theory, if there are four sets of requirements, three implementation environments, and four sources of application software, then there would be thirty-six possible design strategies. Answer : False Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 351 5. During alternative generation and selection, management may decide to end the project for a variety of reasons, including the fact that the needs of the organization have changed. Answer : True Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 351 6. The primary deliverables for alternative generation and selection are process, data, and logic models. Answer : False Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 351 7. The primary deliverable for alternative generation and selection is an updated Baseline Project Plan. Answer : True Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 351 8. A good number of alternatives to generate is five. Answer : False Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 351 9. Midrange alternatives are the most conservative in terms of the effort, cost, and technology involved in developing a new system. Answer : False Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 352 10. High-end alternatives not only solve the problem in question but include many extra features as well. Answer : True Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 352 11. Cost is the primary focus of high-end alternatives.
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241 Selecting the Best Alternative Design Strategy Answer : False Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 352 12. The minimum requirements for a new system are also its mandatory features. Answer : True Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 352 13. Essential features are those that everyone agrees are necessary to solve the problem or meet the opportunity. Answer : False Difficulty : Med Reference : p. 352 14. The identification of a system’s mandatory features is performed during systems planning and selection. Answer : False Difficulty : Hard Reference : p. 352 15. While essential features help screen out possible solutions, desirable features help compare alternative design strategies. Answer : False Difficulty : Hard Reference : p. 352 16. Desired features are those that users could live without but that are used to select between design strategies that are of almost equal value in terms of essential features. Answer
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