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Explain the major activities in conversion. Which activity is the most important? Why? 5. Can one perform maintenance on a system without a post-implementation review? Why? 2. How does normalization reduce data redundancy? Illustrate 3. What are some of the advantages of top-down design? Elaborate. Passengers who fly less than 1 lakh miles per calendar year and have been flying the airline regularly for more than 5 years also get a free round trip ticket around the world. Summarize the advantages and limitations of Interviews and Questionnaires. How are they related? How do they differ? 2. Assignment B 1.Structured System Analysis & Design Assignment A 1. Briefly explain the procedure and make up of the post-implementation review. 3. An international airline initiated a frequent traveler program designed to encourage passengers to fly regularly and earn awards based on miles flown. Discuss the concepts of MIS and DSS. What are the pros & cons of waterfall model? 2. 4. Draw a decision table based on the above. Please answer the following: 1. . How functional dependency is related to database table design? 5. What do you mean by system audit? Explain. in addition. The airline policy is as follows: Passengers who fly more than 1 lakh miles per calendar year and. pay cash for tickets or have been flying the airline regularly for more than 5 years are to receive a free round-trip ticket around the world. 4. Discuss the multifaceted role of the system analyst.

the largest privately held shiping in the U. an analyst at Forrester Research who follows the travel industry. Thomas said users could not negotiate the software fast enough to keep pace after the storms began forcing Ship cancellations. "You don't mess around the technology". to a halt.000 passengers last year. who held that position until he was promoted to CEO in mid-2000. The Shipping began interviewing potential CIO candidates last month but has yet to hire a replacement. Thomas said the Sealine will have to spend at least the rest of month trying to win back passengers who were inconvenienced by the problems. federal Sail Administration. Sealine Inc president and CEO Thomas konchesky said the crisis wasn't touched off by the new system crashing or other technical problem. Detroit and Palm Beach. Thomas said.Case Study A problematic conversion to a new software system for managing staff and Shipping operations at Sealine Inc. said Thomas. While the new scheduling system had been run in parallel with the sealine old one from August through the end of the last year. he said. Compounding the situation even further was the fact that Sealines's CIO post is vacant. Sealine's staffing department wanted the conversion to occur January 1 because the Sealine needs to track Captain and crew Sail hours on a calendar bases in order to ensure that workers don't exceed sailing limits set by the U. "That's going to change. Florida. making it more difficult to accommodate stranded passengers after the problems emerged. "The only way we could have avoided this problem was to have called off the conversion". Making the switch a week or two later would have required the initial records for this year to be moved from the old system to the new one. Paul harnandez. Thomas said. Sealine.00. . he said. Ships were also booked to capacity because of the crush of holiday travellers. "You never want to do a cutover to a new software system during a peak travel period". Thomas said "It's one of those situations where your fingers are not connected to your brain anymore. A hands-on IT executive might have been able to foresee the impending crisis and steer Sealine's crew staffing department away from doing the software conversion at such a busy travel time. The system-wide problems forced the Fort Lauderdale. "Up until now. he said.S. "It is not kind to the people who don't understand it".S. We need to have our tech people more involved". Florida . Paul said such a hang-off IT policy is receipt for danger. "The people who operated the software were not longer as fast with it. carried more than 2. even though they were proficient and they were trained". "But we obviously didn't see the problem coming". faulted Sealine for its timing.based discount shipping to book all available hotel rooms in many markets and to institute a nationwide disaster response program. and we were not prepared for that". resulting in passengers stranded in cities such as New York. it's been our policy to let individual departments manage their own projects and not involve the IT department". the problem were caused by a lack of familiarity with the software on the part of Sealine's employees-situation that snowballed at the Shipping after winter storms affected sea travel in the northeast. Instead. he said.

What should Sealine Shipping’s have done to avoid its system problems? What steps should they take now? . Questions: 1. What major problems in system implementation and conversion practices do you recognize in this case? What major management problems do you recognize in this case? 2. Thomas said the new software remains in place. although he added that specific changes haven't been decided on. "It was a matter of knowing how to use it". which is considering pulling Sealine's docking permits at the LaGuardia and Newark docks in the back of the ordeal. the sealine announced that it had returned to "business-as-usual operation". Port authority spokesman Stewon Coleman said that at one point. "There were some near fist fights between some of the passengers who'd just had enough". New York police were called to La Guardia to claim an unruly crowd of disgruntled passengers. Konchesky said. he said. The crisis also will lead to organizational restructuring at Sealine. A week ago. he said.The Sealine will also have to mend its relationship with the New York and the New Jersey Port authority.

6 D.Assignment C 1. ·How many steps are in the program development life cycle (PDLC)? A. B. subroutines. 5. D. 5 C. ·The organized process or set of steps that needs to be followed to develop an information system is known as the: A. Development and Documentation . macros. ·The first step in the systems development life cycle (SDLC) is: A. C. Analysis D. 10 6. C. 4 B. system development life cycle. code. Problem/Opportunity Identification. 4 B. Problem/Opportunity Identification B. Design. program specification. 10 2. routines. analytical cycle. ·Most modern software applications enable you to customize and automate various features using small custom-built miniprograms called: A. D. C. ·The make-or-buy decision is associated with the ____________ step in the SDLC. ·How many steps are in the systems development life cycle (SDLC)? A. A. B. Analysis. 5 C. 4. 3. B. D. Development and Documentation. design cycle. Design C. 6 D.

·In the Analysis phase. Maintenance and Evaluation B. opportunity identification C. Maintenance and Evaluation B. program specification D. Analysis D. system evaluation D. and bug fixes are done during the ____________ step in the SDLC. feasibility assessment B. Design D. ·Actual programming of software code is done during the ____________ step in the SDLC. Development and Documentation 10. Programmers B. A. documentation 12. Database administrators . Project managers C. ·Technical writers generally provide the ____________ for the new system. ·The ____________ determines whether the project should go forward. the development of the ____________ occurs. A. upgrades.7. Problem/Opportunity Identification C. program specification 11. Technical writers D. design 8. programs B. A. A. ·____________ design and implement database structures. which is a clear statement of the goals and objectives of the project. network C. ·Enhancements. Design C. flowchart C. analysis D. A. Development and Documentation 9. A. documentation B.

Complete backups every Friday. Educational level. Employment category. income level and average age. End-user C. ·____________ spend most of their time in the beginning stages of the SDLC. Network engineers C. Expand customer base. favourite colour and average age. assign staff. Make sure all membership information is accurate. income level and years of employment. ·Which of the following is not a component of an information system? A. ·Which of the following could not be considered an organisational goal? A. C. Equipment B. Procedures 18. Provide quality service. Organisational goals D. Reduce labour costs. Graphic designers D. Project managers C. manage the budget and reporting. B. Network engineers D. Which of the following strategies would best achieve this aim? A. Employment category. documenting systems. Systems analysts B. B. Produce a regular newsletter. D. 17. B. Tax file number. ·____________ is the process of translating a task into a series of commands that a computer will use to perform that task. D. and proposing solutions. Use a spreadsheet to keep track of finances. 15. and ensure that deadlines are met. A. ·An organisations goal is to improve the communication of events to members. D. 16. ·____________ manage the system development. talking with end-users. Systems analysts 19. gathering information. C. . Increase company profit margin. Medicare number and name of doctor. A. Project managers B. Database administrators 14. ·The profile of an audience can include its A. C.13.

C. Debugging B. B. writing documentation. ·Which step of SDLC performs cost/benefit analysis? A) Feasibility Study B) Analysis . B. 21. which lists specific input numbers a program would typically expect the user to enter and precise output values that a perfect program would return for those input values. B. D. Algorithm Development 23. Project design Installation Systems analysis Programming 20. finding and correcting errors in the program code. C. creating program code. testing plan B. processing. 24. C. D. creating the algorithm. ·The problem statement includes the ____________. output. creating the algorithm. debugging. D. ·The problem statement should include all of the following EXCEPT: A. input-output specification 25. ·Translating the problem statement into a series of sequential steps describing what the program must do is known as: A. Testing and Documentation D. A. identifying the task to be computerized. error handler C. input. C. coding. storage. A.A. B. ·Translating the algorithm into a programming language occurs at the ____________ step of the PDLC. Coding C. 22. IPO cycle D. ·Debugging is: A. D.

Direct D. Implementation D. First Normal Form B. 27. Which of the following Normal forms states that a non-key attribute depends on a key attribute or concatenated key: A. ·A person-machine system and a highly integrated grouping of information-processing functions designed to provide management with a comprehensive picture of specific operation is called: A) DSS B) MIS C) IIS D) All of the above. Feasibility Study 29. Indirect 30. · Costs that are known to exist but whose financial value cannot be accurately measured are referred to as A. Analysis B. B) The deployment may change over time. C) The user’s needs may change over time. Design C. Intangible B. Tangible C.C) Design D) None of the above 26. The parts of the organization or computer system depend on one another is called: A) Interaction B) Interdependence C) Integration D) All of the above 31. Second Normal Form . ·System maintenance is necessary because: A) Human never gets it right the first time. ·Which is the most creative and challenging phase of SDLC? A. D) All of the above. 28.

BCNF 32. B) The deployment may change over time. D) All of the above. What kind of information comes under user staff category of information? a) Policies . Implementation D. A.C. ·The parts of the organization or computer system depend on one another is called: A) Interaction B) Interdependence C) Integration D) All of the above 37. Which symbol of DFD represents a Data Store? A. Enhancement B. 35. Third Normal Form D. A person-machine system and a highly integrated grouping of information-processing functions designed to provide management with a comprehensive picture of specific operation is called: A) DSS B) MIS C) IIS D) All of the above. _________ means adding. C) The user’s needs may change over time. Maintenance C. Open-ended Rectangle D. Triangle 34. Circle B. All of the above 33. modifying or redeveloping the code to support change in any specifications. Square C. 36. System maintenance is necessary because: A) Human never gets it right the first time.

Evaluation criteria for the best candidate system: a) Performance and cost b) Observation c) User feedback d) None of the above . Primary external source of information is: a) Financial report b) Electronic data process c) Government documents d) Personal stuff 39. In which step of feasibility study people resist to change: a) Technical feasibility b) Behavioural feasibility c) Economical feasibility d) None of the above 40.b) Authority relationship c) Objectives d) Work schedules 38.