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The _____ is generated by the department or person that has an idea for a new information system. (Points:

1. The _____ is generated by the department or person that has an idea for a new information system.
(Points: 1)
        feasibility analysis
        gradual refinement
        project sponsor
        system request
        work plan
2. The principal disadvantages(s) with the waterfall development methodology is (are) _______.
(Points: 1)
        a long time elapses between completion of the system proposal and the delivery of the system
        it identifies system requirements long before programming begins
        it minimizes changes to the requirements as the project proceeds
        the design must be completely specified on paper before programming begins
         a long time elapses between completion of the system proposal and the delivery of the system and the design must be completely specified on paper before programming begins
3. During which phase of the SDLC should the analyst determine the who, what, where, when, and how of the current system? (Points: 1)
        Designing the System
        Analyzing the System
        none of the above
        Evaluating the System
4. Workflow analysis tends to focus most strongly on: (Points: 1)
        the people who perform the work.
        the policies influencing decision making.
        the actual work or tasks being completed.
        the data used within the system.
5.
The creation of a design prototype that is not a working information system, but represents a part of the system that needs additional refinement happens with the prototyping methodology.
(Points: 1)
        True
        False
6.
1.      The primary advantage of the Waterfall Development methodology is requirements are completely specified and held relatively constant prior to programming.
(Points: 1)
        True
        False
7.
_____ means that the same message can be interpreted differently by different classes of objects.
(Points: 1)
        Inheritance
        Encapsulation
        Polymorphism
        
Information Hiding
        Dynamic Binding
8. Which of the steps in interview preparation should be performed first? (Points: 1)
        Decide whom to interview.
        Read background material.
        Decide on question types and interview structure.
        Prepare the interviewee.
9. The biggest difference between collecting data by questionnaire or by interview is: (Points: 1)
        questionnaires are easier and faster to design, administer, and analyze than are interviews.
        questions on questionnaires cannot be open-ended; interviews can include open-ended questions.
        interviews are interactive and meanings can be clarified; questionnaires are not so interactive.
        questionnaires can only be distributed to a small number of people; interviews can involve a wider number of respondents.
10. Which of these is not a recommended task in designing observation activities? (Points: 1)
        Deciding what activities to observe.
        Decide at what level of concreteness activities are to be observed.
        Notify all who will be observed so they can clean their offices, dress up for the observation, and generally spruce things up.
        Prepare appropriate scales, checklists, and other materials for conducting the observations.
11. What is an advantage gained from the use of data flow diagrams rather than narratives to represent the information requirements of a system? (Points: 1)
        Users will immediately understand the diagrams with no need for explanation or training.
        Data flow diagrams are not able to be easily understood by users.
        The diagrams are an excellent way to represent the system graphically without committing to a specific technical implementation.
        Data flow diagrams represent systems only in extremely simple terms.
12.
The objective of UML is to provide diagramming techniques in the analysis and design phases that easily translate to Java code during the implementation phase.
(Points: 1)
        True
        False
13.
_________ diagrams represent the things, concepts or ideas that are contained in an application.
(Points: 1)
        Activity diagrams
        Sequence diagrams
        Class diagrams
        Deployment diagrams
        Interaction diagrams
14.
Feasibility analysis may be defined as a(n)_____.
(Points: 1)
        assessment of ability of the ultimate users of the system to accept the system and incorporate it into the ongoing operations of the organization
        determination of the extent to which the system can be technically designed, developed, and installed
        guide to determining whether to proceed with a project
        identification of only the costs and benefits associated with the project
        none of the above
15.
Which of the following factors would tend to increase the technical risk of a project?
(Points: 1)
        familiarity with the technology
        large project size
        creating an application that is familiar to the users and analysts
        small project size
        the number of other applications under development in the firm
16.
Examples of development costs include all EXCEPT _____.
(Points: 1)
        consultant fees
        hardware expenses
        salaries for the project team
        software licensing fees
        none of the above
17.
If end users feel fearful or threatened by a proposed new system, this factor should be included as a part of the _____.
(Points: 1)
        economic feasibility assessment
        organizational feasibility assessment
        system proposal
        system request
        technical feasibility assessment
18.
A critical success factor for project management is to _____.
(Points: 1)
        create a work plan
        follow the three steps of project management
        identify most project tasks
        manage the hundreds of tasks
        start with a realistic assessment of the work
19.
Diane needs to create a work plan for an upcoming systems project. She must first _____.
(Points: 1)
        estimate the hours and request deliverables
        identify the tasks and estimate the time needed to complete them
        initiate the project and create the project management assessment
        make tradeoffs and set conservative numbers
        timebox the completion date
20.
The process of assigning values for the time and effort needed to perform a system project is called _____.
(Points: 1)
        analysis
        estimation
        identifying
        planning
        preparation
21.
Kathryn has little experience estimating the time it will take to complete a systems project. She has just completed the planning phase of the project. What method should she use to estimate the time required to build the system?
(Points: 1)
        adjusted project complexity
        function points
        industry standards
        Microsoft Project
        more complex approach
22.
A(n) ____________ is a measure of program size based on the number and complexity of inputs, outputs, queries, files, and program interfaces.
(Points: 1)
        function point
        line of code
        project plan
        standard module
        workplan
23.
Root cause analysis attempts to find solutions for the business problems.
(Points: 1)
        True
        False
24.
A systems analyst is participating in an exchange of services with another organization. First, the analyst visits the partner organization, studies and evaluates their systems, and recommends changes and improvements. Then, a team of analysts from the partner organization visits the analyst's organization and performs the same service. This process is an example of benchmarking.
(Points: 1)
        True
        False
25.
What information-gathering strategy enables the analyst to see the reality of the situation rather than listen to others describe it?
(Points: 1)
        document analysis
        interviewing
        joint application design (JAD) sessions
        observation
        questionnaires
26.
The information gathering technique that is most effective in combining information from a variety of perspectives, building consensus, and resolving discrepancies is a(n) _____.
(Points: 1)
        document analysis
        interview
        joint application development
        observation
        questionnaire
27.
Which of the following analysis strategies incurs the highest risk yet has the potential to provide high value to the business?
(Points: 1)
        Business Process Automation
        Business Process Improvement
        Business Process Reengineering
        Business Process Renovation
        Root cause analysis
28.
The goal of ______ analysis strategy is to make minor or moderate changes to the business processes so that they will become more efficient and effective.
(Points: 1)
        business process automation
        business process benchmarking
        business process reengineering
        business process systemization
        business process improvement
29.
_______ is an example of functional requirements.
(Points: 1)
        The system should work with any web browser
        The system should load any web page within 3 seconds
        Customers should be able to see their orders after authentication
        The system should comply with the company's policy of buying all PCs and servers from Dell  
        The system should be able to search all available inventory in order to determine whether a product can be made by a given date
30.
A scenario is the same as a(n) _____.
(Points: 1)
        use case
        relationship
        path through a use case
        collection of use cases
        role
31.
Each use case describes _____ function(s) in which users interact with the system.
(Points: 1)
        one
        one or more
        many
        zero, one, or more
        all
32.
The importance level of a use case increases for all of the following characteristics of the use case EXCEPT _____.
(Points: 1)
        the use case represents an important business process
        the use case supports revenue generation
        the technology is proven
        the functionality is complex
        
the functionality is time-critical
33.
The _____ relationship in use cases allows use cases to support the concept of inheritance.
(Points: 1)
        association
        extend
        include
        generalization
        none of the above
34.
Which of the following relationships describe the communication between the use case and the actors?
(Points: 1)
        association relationship
        extend relationship
        include relationship
        generalization relationship
        none of the above
35.
Which of the relationship types in use cases enables functional decomposition?
(Points: 1)
        association relationship
        extend relationship
        include relationship
        generalization relationship
        decompose relationship
36.
Use cases are the primary drivers for all of the UML diagramming techniques.
(Points: 1)
        True
        False
37.
Each object has _______  that specify information about the object.
(Points: 1)
        Methods
        Messages
        Procedures
        Other objects
        Attributes
38.
________ allow the analyst to model the processes in an information system.  
(Points: 1)
        Package diagrams
        Deployment diagrams
        Component diagrams
        Class diagrams
        Activity diagrams
39.
Agile development approach is considered a special case of RAD approach to developing systems.
(Points: 1)
        True
        False
40.
In which phase of the SDLC is the system proposal developed?
(Points: 1)
        analysis
        design
        implementation
        planning
        system delivery

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