MIS 213
Learning Module #12
Chapter 12- Acquiring Information Systems and Applications

Sample Quiz Questions

  1. The triple constraints of information systems projects are:
    1. user requirements, technical specifications, and time
    2. time, cost, and scope
    3. cost, stakeholder requirements, and technical specifications
    4. technical feasibility, behavioral feasibility, and economic feasibility

  2. Evaluating the benefits of IT projects is more complex than evaluating their costs for all of the following reasons except:
    1. benefits are harder to quantify
    2. benefits are often tangible
    3. IT can be used for several different purposes
    4. probability of obtaining a return from an IT investment is based on the probability of implementation success

  3. The SDLC encourages changes to user requirements once they have been established.
    1. True
    2. False

  4. _____ is a method of delivering software, in which a vendor hosts the applications, and customers access these applications over the Internet.
    1. Software-as-a-service
    2. Self Development
    3. Leasing applications
    4. Buy the applications

  5. Which of the following is not a part of systems analysis? 
    1. definition of the business problem
    2. identification of the causes of, and solution to, the business problem
    3. identification of the information requirements that the solution must satisfy
    4. identification of the technical specifications of the solution

  6. The deliverable of the systems design stage is:
    1. user requirements
    2. technical system specifications
    3. the prototype
    4. the source code

  7. Prototyping allows the users to clarify their information requirements as they use the prototype.
    1. True
    2. False

  8. When users ask for added functionality during a systems development project, this is called:
    1. user-defined software
    2. scope creep
    3. runaway project
    4. bloatware

  9. Writing computer code is as much art as it is science.
    1. True
    2. False

  10. _____ is a software development methodology that delivers functionality in rapid iterations, usually measured in weeks.
    1. Agile development
    2. Prototyping
    3. The systems development life cycle
    4. Joint application development


ANSWERS: 1-b; 2-b; 3-b; 4-a; 5-d; 6-b; 7-a; 8-b; 9-a; 10-a