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Unformatted text preview: MIS3596 Section 2 Exam One Date: 2/17/2010 Time: 5:45-8:00pm 1. List the six fundamental technologies an analyst needs to understand. Computers and how they work; file, database, and storage technologies; input and output hardware; computer networks and protocols; programming languages and operating systems; and communication and collaboration 2. List four types of tools the analyst needs to use to develop systems. Software packages used to develop systems, integrated development environments (IDEs), computer-aided system modeling and code generation tools, testing tools, and documentation support tools. 3. List five types of techniques used during system development. Project planning techniques Cost/benefit analysis techniques Interviewing techniques Requirements modeling techniques Architectural design techniques Network configuration techniques Database design techniques 4. What are some of the things an analyst needs to understand about businesses and organizations in general? The activities and processes that organizations perform, how organizations are structured, how organizations are managed, the type of work that goes on in organizationsfinance, manufacturing, marketing, customer service, and so onand the organizational structure. 5. What are some of the things an analyst needs to understand about people? Most important is communication skills. Other skills include being able to build rapport, be able to understand and translate people's problems into business requirements. The analyst must play many roles, including teacher, mentor, confidante, collaborator, and manager. 6. What is the objective of each phase of the SDLC? Describe each objective briefly. See Figure 2-3, page 40. The planning phase involves identifying the scope of the new system to ensure a solution is feasible, develop a schedule, and obtain approval for funding. The analysis phase involves understanding and documenting the business needs and processing requirements. The design phase involves designing a solution system, both at an architectural level and a detailed level. The implementation phase involves building, testing, and installing a working system. The support phase involves supporting and maintaining the system over its lifetime. 7. Which of the two approaches to system development was the earlier? The structured approach was the earlier approach, beginning with structured programming in the 1960s, structured design in the 1970s, and structured analysis in the late 1970s and early 1980s....
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