CS507 Assignment 2 Solution and Discussion

Virtual University of Pakistan
Assignment No. 02 Fall 2019
CS507: Information Systems
Due date: 06 December , 2019
Total Marks: 20
Obtained Marks_____
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All questions in this assignment cover the topics from lecture 10 to 18. For all questions your answer must be concise, to the point and compact not more than 4 to 5 lines.
The objective of this assignment is to;

  1. Evaluate the student understandings of the Information systems.
  2. Evaluate the understandings of Decision Support Systems.
  3. Evaluate the students understanding in Software development life cycle.
    Instructions to solve Assignment
    This assignment contains 4 questions; you are required to solve all of them. It should be clear that your assignment will not get any credit if:
    • The assignment is submitted after due date.
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    • The submitted assignment does not open or file is corrupt.
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    • Assignment sent by email will not be accepted.
    Note: Assignment Solutions only in MSWORD format shall be accepted.
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Virtual University of Pakistan Question No 1: (10 Marks)
a) b)
How Decision Support System (DSS) helps organizations? Discuss it with at least three points. (4 marks)
Identify the techniques & DSS Model in each of the following example scenarios. (6 marks)
1 2 3
5 6
DSS Model
What would happen to sale when we cut down advertising cost 20%?
Find out about this year’s revenues in compared to the previous year.
Past Admissions Analysis using exploration of data and discovering features/patterns.
What is the prediction on sales for next year?
Increase the cost of advertisement until sales reach $2
To receive $950, what number of items must be sold at
the cost of $10?
Question No 2: (10 Marks)
a) Identify the type of Information System (IS) or related subsystems that best describes the followings scenarios. (6 marks)
1 2
3 4 5 6
An IS to measure the success of your client with your products/services.
An IS used to manage contacts, forecast and generate reports for sales.
An IS that maintain the correct amount of inventory and notify when under- stockage occurs.
An IS that guarantees that the produced or completed material shipped to the consumer complies with the company’s quality standards.
An IS used to notify the customers about product recommendation based on their previous order.
An IS that tracks the whole conversion process of raw material into the finished goods.
b) Enlist at least three points to differentiate between project life cycle and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) with example. (3+1 marks)
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Best of Luck