BBIT 207 SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGY. KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2016/2017
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE IN BACHELOR OF BUSINESS
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BBIT 207 SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGY
MODE: FULL TIME/PART TIME/DISTANCE LEARNING
ORDINARY EXAMINATIONS
DATE: AUGUST, 2017 DURATION: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer question ONE and any other TWO questions

QUESTION ONE
a) Briefly explain the following objectivist and subjectivist paradigms
i. Positivist Epistemology [2Marks]
ii. Nominalist Ontology [2Marks]
b) Give six objectives of using CASE Tools in system development. [6Marks]
c) Briefly explain six benefits of systems development methodologies. [6Marks]
d) Define information engineering and describe the major phases of information
engineering. [12Marks]
e) Give two roles of people in Information system development. [2Marks]
QUESTION TWO
(a) Identify the tools that are used in the following methodologies
i. Rapid Application Development(RAD) [2Marks]
ii. Information Engineering [2Marks]
iii. SSADM [2Marks]
(b) Differentiate between Paradigm and Methodologies. [2Marks]
(c) Describe four factors to consider when selecting an ISD methodology. [4Marks]
(d)Distinguish the characteristic features between traditional SDLC and STRADIS
(Structured Analysis Design and Implementation of Information system) [8Marks]
QUESTION THREE
(a) Define strategic information systems. [2Marks]
(b) Discuss the three approaches that are used to addressing competitive effectiveness using
IS/IT. [9Marks]
(c) Explain six reasons why Business Reengineering Projects fail in organizations. [6Marks]
(d) Give three reasons why people resist change in the organization. [3Marks]
QUESTION FOUR
a) Briefly explain why ETHICS is considered as the socio-technical approach to systems
design. [5Marks]
b) Discuss the organizational themes in ISD. [8Marks]
c) Describe fiver factors to consider when selecting an ISD methodology. [5Marks]
d) Describe two roles of the system developer in SDM [2Marks]
QUESTION FIVE
(a) Why is cultural change important in DSDM. [5Marks]
(b) Discuss how prototyping can be used in various phases of the SDLC. [4Marks]
(c) Define groupware and give the purpose of groupware. [3Marks]
(d) Discuss Checkland’s soft system methodology. [8Marks]

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