ITM 5000 Midterm
1. What is the relationship between data, information, business intelligence (BI), and
Data, information, BI, and knowledge all work together to draw an entire picture for an
organization. Data is a raw fact such as an age of a
Midterm June 27, 2017
1. What are the three main outcomes of quality control? Briefly describe each.
Acceptance decisions determine if the products or services produced as part of the
project will be accepted or rejected. If they are acc
ITM 5200 Midterm Questions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11
1. Describe the concept of a systems approach.
Answer: A systems approach emerged in the 1950s to describe a more analytical approach
to management and problem solving using System Philosophy, System Analysi
Chapter 10 and 11 Discussion Questions
1. Think of examples in the media that poke fun at the communications skills of technical
professionals, such as Dilbert or xkcd.com cartoons. How does this satire influence the
industry and educational pr
Chapter 8 and 9 Discussion Questions
1.Discuss some of the examples of poor quality in IT projects presented in the What Went Wrong? section.
Could most of these problems have been avoided? Why do you think there are so many examples of poor
ITM 5200 Chapter 2&3 Dicussion Questions
1.What does it mean to take a systems view of a project? How does taking a systems view of a
project apply to project management?
Answer: Taking a systems view means looking at the big picture of how a particular p
ITM 5200, Chapter 1 Discussion Questions
1.Why is there a new or renewed interest in the field of project management?
Answer: Many people and organization have a new and renewed interest in project management
as the number of project increase, as the proj
ITM 5200 Ch. 4 &5 DQ
1.Describe project integration management in your own words. How does project integration
management relate to the project life cycle, stakeholders, and the other project management
Answer: Project integrati
Chapter 6 and 7 Discussion Questions
1.Why do you think schedule issues often cause the most conflicts on projects?
Answer: Schedule issues often cause the most conflicts on projects due to individual work styles,
cultural differences, work-rela
Research Paper Outline
A. What is Affirmative Action
III. Research Findings
A. The Purpose of Affirmative Action
B. The Arguments Against Affirmative Action
C. Reverse Discrimination
D. What is Reverse Discrimination
E. Is A
1. The tool I would use would be the cost benefit tool. It would allow me to compare the
cost of booth option. The check list would allow me to completely analyze both options
(Rosenblatt 300 pg) The main objective is deciding which is cheaper which I wil
1.My first reaction would be as much documentation as you can find regarding selling seafood.
That means we would need documentation regarding where the seafood is coming from, how
the orders are place, tends in types of seafood to certain markets, seafoo
1. Perfective management. This process allows changes to be made to make the systems
more effective, efficient, reliable and maintainable. The key reason I recommend this
process is because of the feedback that is used for the maintence. It is provided by
1. Web based would just make your life easier. BY allowing the architecture
to be web based, it would allow for more access points and quicker updates. I would
allows you to be mobile and match the trend of most software and other companies in
1. The entities are Driver and Bus. The associate entity is Route. The Cardinality is passengers.
(Tilley pg 408)
Chapter 4 Assignment
1- What are the five questions typically used in fact-finding? What other question does
the Zachman Framework include? Is the additional question important?
Fact-finding involves answers to five familiar questions: who, what, where, w
Chapter 6 Assignment
1. What is object-oriented analysis, and what are some advantages of using this
Object-oriented analysis is used to create objects called actors, which represent the
human users who will interact with the system. It combines d
Assignment Chapter 10
2. When selecting an architecture, what items should a systems analyst consider as part of
the overall design checklist?
Just as an architect begins a project with a list of the owners requirements, a systems analyst
must approach sy
Chapter 5 Assignment
1. Describe data and process modeling concepts and tools.
Data and process modeling uses multiple techniques represent a system and processes
and data flow contained in the system. Main methods of data and process modeling
1. in the auto shop examples in section 9.2.2, what are some problems that might arise
in Marios system, why wont Danica run into the same problem? Provide examples
in your answer.
Marios problems would be using two separate systems means that s
2. Why are newly hired systems analysts often assigned to maintenance projects?
Newly hired and recently promoted IT staff members sometimes are assigned to
maintenance projects because most IT managers believe that maintenance work offers the
Q2: Explain the difference between horizontal and vertical application software.
Suggest two examples of each type.
Software packages are available for every type of business activity. A software package
that can be used by many different types
Chapter 3 Assignment
Q2: What is a task? What is an event? What is a milestone?
A task is any work that has a beginning and an end and requires the use of company
resources such as people, time, or money.
An event and Milestones are recognizable reference
2. Describe the Gane and Sarson symbols used for processes, data flows, data stores, and entities. Give
four examples of typical names for processes, data flows, data stores, and entities.
Ans : DFD symbols: DFDs use four basic symbols that represent proc
2. What is a DBMS? Briefly describe the components of DBMS .
DBMS is short for Database Management System. It is a set of different software that help to organize,
store and retrieve data. Components:
2. Database administrators
3. Related inform
2. When selecting an architecture, what items should a systems analyst consider as part of the overall
Before selecting a system architecture, the analyst must consider the following issues:
Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
1.Describe data and process modeling, and name the main data and process modeling techniques.
During the data and process modeling, a systems analyst develops graphical models to show how
the system transforms data into useful information. The e
What is work breakdown structure? How do you create one ?
Ans: A work breakdown structure (WBS), in project management and systems engineering, is a
deliverable-oriented breakdown of a project into smaller components. A work breakdown
3. What are JAD and RAD, and how do they differ from traditional fact-finding methods? What
are their pros and cons?
Joint Application Development (JAD) and Rapid Application Development (RAD) are useroriented techniques for fact-finding and requirem
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Question3. Define an attribute, and provide three examples.
An attribute is a single characteristic or fact about an entity. It is the smallest piece of data that
has meaning within an information system. It is also a property or characteristic tha