Systems Analysis and Design Chapter 1 Quiz
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Systems Analysis and Design Chapter 1 Quiz

Test your knowledge of Systems Analysis and Design by taking this quiz based on Chapter 1 of 'Systems Analysis and Design' by Satzinger, Jackson & Burd Kendall & Kendall. Explore topics such as software development, the role of the analyst as a problem solver, required skills of a systems analyst, and analysis-related careers.

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What is the primary purpose of systems analysis and design when developing information systems?

To identify and solve business problems through technology

Which skills are crucial for a systems analyst according to the text?

Technical skills, people skills, and business skills

What does the text emphasize as crucial for a systems analyst's career?

Understanding of ethical behavior

According to the text, what is important for an analyst to recognize about organizations and their members?

<p>Organizations and their members are systems</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is NOT mentioned as a type of system or technology that an analyst might use?

<p>Virtual reality gaming systems</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT emphasized by the text as required skills of the systems analyst?

<p>In-depth knowledge of hardware technologies</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the key to successful system development, according to the text?

<p>Thorough systems analysis and design</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the broader scope of an information system as compared to a computer application (app)?

<p>It includes database and related manual processes</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which activities enable a person to understand and specify what an information system should accomplish?

<p>Systems analysis</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the components of an information system according to the text?

<p>People, data, processes, and information technology</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a systems analyst, as described in the text?

<p>A business professional who uses analysis and design techniques to solve business problems by using information technology</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the activities that enable a person to define and describe in detail the system that solves the need?

<p>Systems design</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does an information system interact to collect, process, store, and provide as output, according to the text?

<p>Business tasks</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the process of understanding and specifying in detail what the information system should accomplish, according to the text?

<p>'Systems analysis'</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are people today attracted to in information systems careers, according to the text?

<p>'The dramatic impact of IT on productivity and profits'</p> Signup and view all the answers

'Capture the vision', 'Define a solution', 'Communicate the vision and solution', 'Build the solution', 'Confirm that the solution meets the need', 'Launch the solution system' are all steps involved in:

<p>'Software development'</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of JAD, as mentioned in the text?

<p>To gather detailed information for system analysis</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why are interactive methods considered valuable for information gathering, according to the text?

<p>They help elicit human information requirements in a meaningful way to users</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the broader scope of an information system as compared to a computer application (app), according to the text?

<p>It interacts to collect, process, store, and provide output</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is NOT mentioned as a type of system or technology that an analyst might use, according to the text?

<p>Social media platforms</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which skills are crucial for a systems analyst according to the text?

<p>Designing and administering effective questionnaires</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of systems analysis and design when developing information systems, as mentioned in the text?

<p>To define and describe in detail the system that solves the need</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of unobtrusive methods for information gathering?

<p>To observe decision-maker activities</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the acronym used to represent the different types of system requirements, including usability and security requirements?

<p>FURPS+</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who are the persons who have an interest in the successful implementation of the system, whether within or outside the organization?

<p>Stakeholders</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main purpose of modeling functional requirements and non-functional requirements during the systems analysis process?

<p>To define requirements</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which activity involves the flow of interaction between user and system during systems analysis?

<p>Develop user-interface dialogs</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is NOT a category included in FURPS+ for system requirements?

<p>Security protocols</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which technique involves analyzing documents, conducting observation, and researching vendors for information gathering?

<p>Unobtrusive techniques</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of interface requirements in system development?

<p>Interface links to other systems</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary activity of stakeholders who regularly interact with the system during systems analysis?

<p>Define requirements</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of stakeholders don’t directly interact with the system but use the information or have financial interest?

<p>Executive stakeholders</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Role of Systems Analysis and Design

  • Primary purpose: to identify problems and opportunities, and develop a plan for an information system to solve the need.

Skills for a Systems Analyst

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Technical skills in systems development
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Business knowledge and understanding

Crucial for a Systems Analyst's Career

  • Staying current with changing technology and business needs
  • Maintaining skills and knowledge to stay competitive

Understanding Organizations and Members

  • Recognizing that organizations are complex systems with diverse members
  • Understanding the interactions and relationships between members

Types of Systems or Technologies

  • Not mentioned: artificial intelligence

Required Skills for a Systems Analyst

  • Not emphasized: data analysis and statistical skills

Key to Successful System Development

  • Understanding and specifying the information system's requirements

Broader Scope of an Information System

  • Goes beyond a computer application (app) to include people, procedures, and data

Understanding and Specifying System Requirements

  • Activities: problem definition, analysis, design, and implementation

Components of an Information System

  • Hardware, software, data, procedures, and people

Role of a Systems Analyst

  • Identifies problems and opportunities, and develops a plan for an information system to solve the need

Defining and Describing the System

  • Activities: requirements gathering, analysis, and design

Information System Interaction

  • Collects, processes, stores, and provides output of data and information

Process of Understanding and Specifying System Requirements

  • Identifying and documenting the functional and non-functional requirements of the system

Attractiveness of Information Systems Careers

  • Variety of tasks, constant learning, and opportunities for advancement

Steps in System Development

  • Capture the vision, define a solution, communicate the vision and solution, build the solution, confirm that the solution meets the need, and launch the solution system

Purpose of JAD (Joint Application Development)

  • Collaborative approach to gathering requirements and designing systems

Valuable Interactive Methods for Information Gathering

  • Enables immediate feedback and allows for clarification and confirmation of understanding

Broader Scope of an Information System

  • Goes beyond a computer application (app) to include people, procedures, and data

Not a Type of System or Technology

  • Not mentioned: artificial intelligence

Skills for a Systems Analyst

  • Communication and interpersonal skills, technical skills in systems development, analytical and problem-solving skills, and business knowledge and understanding

Primary Purpose of Systems Analysis and Design

  • Identifying problems and opportunities, and developing a plan for an information system to solve the need

Primary Focus of Unobtrusive Methods

  • Observing users in their natural environment without interrupting or influencing their behavior

Acronym for System Requirements

  • FURPS+ (Functionality, Usability, Reliability, Performance, Supportability, and + for additional categories)

Persons with an Interest in the Successful Implementation of the System

  • Stakeholders, including users, managers, and external parties

Main Purpose of Modeling Functional and Non-Functional Requirements

  • To develop a detailed and precise understanding of the system's requirements

Interaction Between User and System

  • Workflow and user interface design

Not a Category in FURPS+

  • Innovation

Technique for Information Gathering

  • Unobtrusive methods, including analyzing documents, conducting observation, and researching vendors

Primary Focus of Interface Requirements

  • Ensuring the system is user-friendly and easy to use

Primary Activity of Stakeholders

  • Regularly interacting with the system, providing input, and using the system's output

Type of Stakeholders

  • Indirect stakeholders, who don't directly interact with the system but use the information or have a financial interest

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