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What are the skills necessary to manage a system development project?

Active listening
Conflict resolution
Negotiation skills
Interview techniques
Team building


What are the advantages of a group acting as a team?

Increased productivity
Enhanced job satisfaction
The development of a quality system


What's included in a requirements report?

The purpose of the systems
An analysis of an existing system
Definition of extra requirements


What is involved in a feasibility study?

The benefits, costs and risks of a project.


What kind of standards does a feasibility study test a proposed solution?

Economic feasibility
Technical feasibility
Operational feasibility


What are the appropriate development approaches?

Participant development
Agile methods


What does a Requirement Report detail?

Details the time frame
Details the sub-projects and the time frame for them
Identifies participants
Identifies relevant information technology
Identifies data/information
Identifies the needs of others


What approaches can you use to identify certain problems within an existing information system?

Interviewing/surveying users of the information system
Interviewing/surveying participants
Analysing the existing system by determining: how it works, what it does and who uses it.


What is a requirements prototype?

A working model of an information system, built in order to understand the requirements of the system.


When is a requirements prototype meant to be used?

When the problem is not easily understood


How is a requirements prototype used?

Repetitive process of prototype modification and participants' feedback until the problem is understood.


What can a requirements prototype also be used for?

The basis for further system development


What are system design tools used for?

Better understanding of the system
Assistance in explaining the operation of the new system
Documenting the new system


What are the tools used in designing?

Context diagrams
Data flow diagrams
Decision trees
Decision tables
Data dictionaries


What is the Designing process meant for?

It's meant to clarity the benefits of the new information system to users.

Detailing the roles of the participants, the data and the information technology used in the system.

Designing the system for ease of maintenance and to refine existing prototypes.


What is the purpose of Implementing, in a Management Project?

Acquiring information technology (hardware, software) and making it operational in a new information system.

To instruct participants on procedures to follow when using the new system.


What are the methods for conversion?

Parallel conversion
Direct conversion
Phased conversion
Pilot conversion


What are the kinds of test data that is associated with testing and evaluating?

Volume data
Simulated data
Live data


What is the purpose of testing, evaluating and maintaining in a Management Project?

Checking to see that the original system requirements have been achieved.

Reviewing the effect on users of the information system, participants and people within the environment.

Modifying parts of the system where problems are identified.


What is the purpose of Understanding the Problem in a Management Problem?

Locating the present errors in the existing information system.


What is the purpose of Planning in the Management Project?

Choosing the most appropriate solution to solve the present errors in the current information system.