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Review Questions

27 August, 2015 - 13:02
  1. What is systems development?
  2. What is the difference between systems development and the systems development life cycle (SDLC)?
  3. What are the systems development objectives?
  4. What benefits are derived from using a systems development methodology?
  5. What are the systems development phases, steps, purposes, and tasks?
  6. What are the essential elements of good project management?
  7. What are the five maturity levels of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM)?
  8. Describe the ways that a manager or system user might be involved in systems development.
  9. What are the key elements and principles of business process reengineering (BPR)?
  10. What events or conditions may cause a systems survey to be initiated?
  11. What are the systems survey goals?
  12. What are three aspects of feasibility? Explain each.
  13. Why develop a project plan?
  14. Why obtain signoffs on the feasibility document?
  15. What are the differences among the systems survey, systems analysis, and the structured systems analysis steps in systems development?
  16. What are the goals of structured systems analysis?
  17. Why do we study and document the current physical environment?
  18. Why do we develop a current logical model of an Information System?
  19. Why do we develop alternative logical designs?
  20. Why do we develop alternative physical designs?
  21. Why do we conduct a cost/benefit analysis?
  22. Why do we conduct an effectiveness analysis?
  23. Appendix 6A: Describe two situations in which you would use each of the following techniques: internal literature review, interview, internal presentation, observation, walkthrough, database and files review, and questionnaire.