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Answers to End of Chapter Questions 1. Give three examples of business reasons for a system to be built. (1). To maintain or improve the competitive position. (2). To perform a business function more efficiently. (3). To take advantage of a new business opportunity. 2. What is the purpose of an approval committee? The approval committee generally serves as the decision making body regarding investments in information systems projects. This committee generally has a broad organizational representation, and therefore can avoid allocating resources that will serve only narrow organizational interests. The approval committee commonly has project oversight responsibilities as well as monitoring project performance…show more content…
Organizational feasibility evaluates whether the system is likely to be accepted and used by the organization. Included in this assessment will be the strength of the sponsor 's and management 's support for the project and the enthusiasm or resistance of the users for the project. 8. What factors are used to determine project size? There are a few factors that can be used to determine project size including: the number of people on the project team, the expected time to complete the project, the breadth/scope of the project, the number of distinct features that will be included in the system, and the degree of integration required between the new system and existing systems. 9. Describe a "risky" project in terms of technical feasibility. Describe a project that would not be considered "risky." A project that would be technically risky would be one that is large in scale, utilizes technology that we have little or no experience with, and is for a business area that is new and unfamiliar to the organization. A project that would not be considered technically risky would be one that is small in scale, uses technology that is well-understood, and is for a business area that is very familiar to the users and developers. 10. What are the four steps for assessing economic feasibility? The four steps for assessing economic feasibility are: 1. Identify costs and benefits of the proposed system. 2. Assign values to the costs and benefits.
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