information systems

Mid-term Examination for ISAS630
October 12. 2015 due by 10 PM Eastern Day Light
Completion Date:Mid-term
examination must be completed and submitted to the assignment folder, midterm
exam no later than 12 October, midnight EST. All four main questions need to be
answered. APA formatting is not required (i.e., no abstract or cover page. But
do reference your sources).

Question 1.
100 points
There are many
characteristics/attributes of a good software design. List five of them and
provide a short explanation of each. (20 points)

Briefly describe four
benefits that arise from an “upfront commitment to design” i.e., the
creation of abstractions/models before coding. (20 points)

Briefly describe
the five duties of a systems analyst during the management of a software
project. (20 points)
What are the concerns addressed during analysis of system needs? (20
What are the implications of using a scenario as compared to a use case
when facilitating iterative development?
(20 points)
Question 2.

100 points
The Rocky
Mountain Athletic Club is a fitness and sports club in Denver. The club has seven
indoor clay courts, and five outdoor hard courts. The club is open daily from 6:.00
am to 10:00 pm.
Here is the
process for new member admittance. When filling out the membership application,
you provide information including name, address, city, home phone, cell phone, and
e-mail address, membership type and payment information. Applications are then
reviewed by the club manager. Once
approved, new members are given a unique membership number.
playing tennis, the club encourages its members to join teams, although each
member can only belong to one team. When joining a team, the member contacts a
receptionist either by phone or at the club, who will follow the correct registration
A court session
(one hour long) can be reserved by phone or online by either a team leader or
by an individual member. Pricing for a session varies according to the time and
day of the week. A reservation can be cancelled by the person who booked it. In
such a case, the session can be rebooked.
Session records are created by the
manager a few weeks in advance. This
allows members to reserve a court weeks in advance. Each court reservation is
identified by its date, time and court number. Session records are deleted after
six months.
Create a list of requirements for a system to support
the club’s business processes shown in the scenario (10 pts. for each

Question 3
100 points
Explain the
difference between functional and non-functional requirements. Use examples
from the scenario described in Question 3. (20 points)

A company has
decided to purchase commercial off the shelf (COTS) software to handle the
financial aspects of its business. Describe six general categories that should
be used to decide which software vendor’s product is suitable for the company.
(20 points)

Two common
techniques for gathering requirements are interviews and JAD workshops. Choose
one of these techniques and describe how a systems analyst would prepare for it
and carry it out. (20 points)

Using an
agile method of your choice (for example: eXtreme Programming; Scrum) describe
the iterative/incremental project life cycle. Illustrate your answer with a
simple diagram of your chosen method’s life cycle. (20 points)

Describe how
prototyping can be used to augment the waterfall software methodology (20 points).

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