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MIS
Chapter 10
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Business
05/04/2010

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Adaptive Maintenance
Definition
Making changes to an IS to make its functionality meet changing business needs or to migrateit to different operating environment.
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Alpha Testing
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Testing performed by the development organization to assess whether the entire system meets the design req. of the users.
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Beta Testing
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Testing performed by actual system users with actual data in their work environment.
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Data Flows
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Data moving through an organization or w/in an IS.
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Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Definition
Computer interface that enables the user to select pictures, icons, and menus to send instructions to the computer.
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Joint Application Design (JAD)
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A special type of a group meeting in which all (or most) users meet with the analyst to jointly define and agree on system req. or designs.
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Processing Logic
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The steps by which data is transformed or moved, as well as a description of the events that trigger these steps.
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Software Engineering
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A disciplined approach for constructing IS through the use of common methods, techniques, or tools.
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Systems Analyst and Design
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The process of designing, building, and maintaining IS.
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Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
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A model describing the life of an IS from conception to retirement.
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End-User Development
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The development, testing, and maintenance of applications by users in an organization.
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External Acquisition
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The process of purchasing an existing IS from an external organization or vendor.
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Object-oriented Analysis and Design (OOA&D)
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Systems development methodologies and techniques based on objects rather than on data and processes.
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Rapid Application Development (RAD)
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A 4 phase systems development methodology that combines prototyping, computer-based development tools, special management practices, and close user involvement.
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