Chapter 12

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Chapter 12
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1. Depending on the type and complexity of an information system, the length of each activity in the
system development cycle varies from one system to the next.
2. The system development process should have standards clearly defined.
3. System development should exclude representatives from each department in which a proposed
system will be used.
4. The time spent on the analysis phase of the system development cycle is quite long when
compared with the remainder of the project.
5. In a feasibility report, the feasibility section describes the background of the request and the
problems or limitations of the current system.
6. In a use case diagram, the function that the actor can perform is called the use case.
7. On a class diagram, objects are grouped into classes.
8. Vertical market software meets the needs of many different types of companies.
9. The last step in acquiring the necessary hardware and software is to identify all the hardware and
software requirements of the new or modified system.
10. Some vendors will give a demonstration of the product(s) specified in a vendor proposal.
11. The systems analyst may skip many of the activities in detailed design when developing custom
software.
12. During input and output design, the inputs always are designed first because they help define the
requirements for the outputs.
13. The purpose of CASE products is to increase the efficiency and productivity of the project
development team.
14. The program development cycle is part of the implementation phase, which is part of the system
development cycle.
15. The disadvantage of direct conversion is that it requires expensive transition costs and is a slow
implementation technique.
Multiple Choice
Darken the letter on a Scantron of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
16. During the system development cycle, the systems analysts are the liaison between the ____.
a. project team and the project leader
b. project leader and the users
c. users and the IT professionals
d. project team and the steering committee
17. The project leader usually records ____ in a project plan.
a. required activities and the order of activities
b. time estimates and cost estimates for each activity
c. activities that can take place at the same time
d. all of the above
18. A(n) ____ is any tangible item such as a chart, diagram, report, or program file.
a. object
c. deliverable
b. entity
d. source
19. By ____, system developers learn about the history of a project.
a. reviewing documentation
c. interviewing
b. observing
d. conducting a JAD session
20. A top level DFD (data flow diagram), known as a context diagram, identifies ____.
a. none of the processes
c. only the minor process
b. all of the processes
d. only the major process
21. A(n) ____ is an item that can contain both data and the procedures that read or manipulate that
data.
a. object
c. entity
b. source
d. actor
22. In a class diagram, class can have one or more lower levels called ____.
a. subclasses
c. metaclasses
b. underclasses
d. superclasses
23. A ____ is a less formal method that uses a standard form to request information about a product
or service.
a. request for quotation (RFQ)
c. request for proposal (RFP)
b. request for system services (RFSS)
d. request for information (RFI)
24. With ____, a user stops using the old system and begins using the new system on a certain date.
a. phased conversion
c. parallel conversion
b. direct conversion
d. pilot conversion
25. With a ____, only one location in the company uses a new system — so it can be tested.
a. phased conversion
c. parallel conversion
b. direct conversion
d. pilot conversion
Chapter 12
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