BIT2203  STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM  MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/ BACHELOR OF BUSINESS IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/ BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
APPLIED COMPUTING
BIT2203 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM /
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
FULL TIME/PART TIME/DISTANCE LEARNING
DATE: APRIL, 2018 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE [30 MARKS]
(a) Briefly explain the three principal methods of evaluating the economic viability of an IS
project. [6Marks]

(b) Management Information Systems (MIS) are constructed to serve various levels and
aspects of management activities.
(i) Using an illustration, identify three levels of organizational planning [3 Marks]
(ii) With the use of a diagram explain the levels in an organization and the type of
information systems that are used in each level
[5 Marks]
(c) Describe what is clarified for an organization in the analytical activity of Earls’ multiple
methodology. [6Marks]
(i) Discuss why outsourcing of IS may be necessary [5Marks]
(ii) Discuss the types of outsourcing of the information system. [5Marks]
QUESTION TWO [20 MARKS]
(a) State two reasons why Information system maintenance is carried out.
[4 Marks]
(b ) Briefly explain the popular methodologies that are used when establishing the information
requirements of an organization. Giving the advantage of each. [6 Marks]
(c ) Discuss Michael Porter methodology for integrating IS strategies with business strategies.
[10Marks]
QUESTION THREE [20 MARKS]

(a) A manager under competitive pressure is considering a new application of IS that will
displace 5 employees. The employees will not be able to find similar jobs elsewhere with
their current skills.
(i) Advise the organization on whether to proceed or withdraw the plan
[6 Marks]
(ii) Where the organization opts to proceed with the project, give two ethical
measures the organization can undertake to mitigate on the negative impact on
the employees lives.
[4 Marks]
(b) An IT project manager is expected to define time, cost and staff elements for a given project
before it commences. Outline the significance of these elements.
[10 Marks]
QUESTION FOUR [20 MARKS]
a) Differentiate between ‘An Information Systems strategy’ and a business strategy.
[4Marks]
b) Discuss the unique features that qualify organizations as systems [8Marks]
c) For a project to be viable an organization must perform feasibility studies on it, describe the
areas where feasibility of a project can be conducted. [8Marks]
QUESTION FIVE [20 MARKS]
Information technology can promote various degrees of organizational change; discuss how the
following can enable change in an organization.
i. Business process reengineering [5Marks]
ii. Rationalization [5Marks]
iii. Automation [5Marks]
iv. Value chain analysis [5Marks]

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