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    Questions and Exercises on Systems Thinking and Fact Finding

      Practice Interview

      Interview another person in class -- what can you find out about there goals and plans for this class?

      Five Basic Components

      The initial letters are (in alphabetical order) -- D, H, P, R, S. What do they stand for. Invent a mnemonic (word or sentence) that migh help you recall them.

      System Development Environments

      1a. List the names of the phases in the traditional Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

      1b. Define in a sentence or two, what is done in each of these phases.

      1c. What is different about an agile life cycle?

      Maintenance

      2a. When is Maintenance done?

      2b. List five (5) types of maintenance.

      Fact Finding

      3a. Describe 3 different techniques used in fact finding .

      3b. Name the 5(five) types of components in a system .

      3c. Describe a common way that each type of component is changed .

      3d. What are SPORTs? and why do you look for them?

      Operations Phase

      4. What has to be done to keep an operational system operating?

      Stakeholders

      5a. What is a stakeholder?

      5b. Give 3 examples of stakeholders?

      Systems Theory

      6a. Draw a diagram of immediate effects showing a teacher and a student in a class.

      6b. Give an example of feedback control in your system.

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    Abbreviations

  1. TBA::="To Be Announced".
  2. TBD::="To Be Done".

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