CIS 210 final march07l - STRAYER UNIVERSITY Systems...

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STRAYER UNIVERSITY Systems Analysis and Development – CIS 210 Final Exam Quarter: Winter 2007 Instructor: Prof. Mort Anvari (202) 294-4230 Class Web Site: 1. Identification and assessment of all possible systems development projects that an organization unit can undertake is conducted during: a. project identification and selection b. project initiation and planning c. physical design d. analysis Answer : 2. Research has found that projects identified by top management more often: a. have a narrow, tactical focus b. reflect diversity and have a cross-functional focus c. have a strategic, organizational focus d. will integrate easily with existing hardware and systems Answer : 3. Which of the following characteristics is associated with the steering committee selection method? a. greater strategic focus b. greater organizational change c. fewer users, management layers, and business functions d. less concern on cost-benefit analysis Answer : 4. The extent to which the project is viewed as helping the organization achieve its strategic objectives and long-term goals describes: a. potential benefits b. resource availability c. technical difficulty or risks d. strategic alignment Answer : 5. Which of the following is a need for improved information systems project identification and selection? a. The costs of information systems are steadily decreasing. b. Many systems can handle applications that cross organization boundaries. c. Data redundancy is often out of control, and users may have little confidence in the quality of the data. d. Systems maintenance costs are well under control. Answer : Page 1 of 11 CIS 210 Final Exam Prof. Anvari
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6. The method by which an organization attempts to achieve its mission and objectives best defines: a. critical success factors b. competitive strategy c. business policy d. information systems plan Answer : D 7. Which of the following is a competitive strategy? a. low-cost producer b. product differentiation c. product focus d. all of the above Answer : 8. Which of the following is a true statement regarding ISP? a. During ISP, the current and future information needs of an organization are modeled. b. Strategies and project plans to migrate the current information systems and technologies to their de- sired future state are developed. c. ISP is a top-down process that takes into account the outside forces (industry, economic, relative size, geographic region, etc. . .) d. all of the above Answer : 9. A generic information systems planning methodology that attempts to gain a broad understanding of the information system needs of the entire organization defines: a. bottom-up planning b. top-down planning c. democratic planning d. foundation planning Answer : 10. Which of the following is an advantage to the top-down planning approach over other planning ap- proaches? a.
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