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IT 6663;True or False;1)The Strategic Alignment Maturity Assessment Model is primarily concerned with determining how well the business and IT functions are integrated.;2)Customer satisfaction is one of Porter?s three primary strategies for organizations to achieve competitive advantage.;3)A responsibility of the Chief Information Officer is to participate in the development of corporate strategies.;4)Internet links, video, and sounds are forms of rich communication.;5)Generally, the CIO is the most senior IT executive and always reports to an executive within the financial function.;6)Information technology is often seen as a cost center that must have a return on investment (ROI).;7)Hypermediation is used to describe the change in a business model where the middleman is essentially eliminated.;8)Reintermediation involves bringing together the various partners in a traditional supply chain in new ways utilizing the Internet.;9)An alignment enabler is an organizational factor that should be minimized because it can hinder achieving IT-business alignment.;10)Weak economic growth is an example of one of the top six inhibitors to achieving;IT-business alignment.;11)A mission statement is a concise, measurable statement of where the company wants;to go and what it aspires to be.;12)The IT strategy formulation process is best described as a sequence of activities that transforms the current alignment state to the envisioned future alignment state.;13)The typical role of champion is to obtain funding and other resources needed to implement the vision.;14)The SWOT?s objective is to recommend strategies that ensure the best alignment;between the external environment and internal situation.;15)The threat of substitute products pertains to the likelihood of a customer being able to use a completely different product obtained from a company outside the industry.;16)The Strategic Alignment Maturity Assessment Model is primarily concerned with integrating multiple business functions by using an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.;17)Alignment evolves into a relationship where the function of IT and other business functions adapt their strategies separately.;18)Competitive advantage can come from the appropriate application of IT as a driver of business strategy.;19)The Governance criterion of the Strategic Alignment Maturity model focuses on ensuring ongoing knowledge sharing across organizations.;20)A focus of the Scope and Architecture criterion of the Strategic Alignment Maturity model is concerned with effectively applying emerging technologies.;21)The most mature level of the strategic alignment maturity assessment is the improved process level.;22)The Established Focused Process level of Strategic Alignment Maturity concentrates governance, processes, and communications towards specific business objectives.;23)The first step in the Strategic Alignment Maturity assessment process is to sustain alignment.;24)The title of Chief Information Officer may also be known as Director of Information Technology or Vice President of Information Systems as long as the roles and responsibilities are similar.;25)The roles and responsibilities of the CIO require technological skills only.;26)A responsibility of the Chief Information Officer is to participate in the development of corporate strategies.;27)During the mainframe era of computing, the role of the CIO was primarily that of business strategy enabler.;28)The majority of CIOs and IT executives come from a business background.;29)Generally, the CIO is the most senior IT executive and always reports to an executive within the financial function.;30)At the executive level of the IT managerial skill mix, the primary role is one of a peer manager or partner with the other executives in obtaining the organizational objectives.;Multiple Choice;31)A method to evaluate the current state of alignment between the business functions and IT best describes;a. Porter Competitive Forces Model.;b. Strategic Alignment Maturity Assessment Model.;c. SWOT analysis.;d. net worth evaluation.;32)Each of the following is true about the management of IT except;a. it requires a broad view of technology and business.;b. the formal title of Chief Information Officer may not exist in the organization.;c. it involves strategic, tactical, and operational concerns of the organization.;d. the roles and tasks of a CIO differ depending on size and complexity of the organization.;33)Key areas of activity that should receive constant and careful attention from management best describe;a. critical success factors.;b. mission statements.;c. business processes.;d. business standards.;34)All of the following are generally considered primary eras of computing except;a. mainframe computer era.;b. Wintel computer era.;c. pervasive computing era.;d. personal computer era.;35)Departmental information systems that provide a narrow view of the information used by a workgroup can sometimes result in;a. infomediation.;b. information overload.;c. information silos.;d. information exchange.;36)Each of the following is considered a key role of information technology in relation to an organization?s goals except;a. enabler of e-business.;b. change agent.;c. inhibitor of business transformation.;d. enabler of globalization.;37)Using the Internet to reassemble buyers, sellers and other partners in a traditional supply chain in new ways best describes;a. infomediation.;b. disintermediation.;c. hypermediation.;d. reintermediation.;38)The application of IT in an appropriate and timely manner, in harmony with business goals, strategies, and needs best defines;a. alignment.;b. enablers.;c. management.;d. controls.;39)The following are all criteria of the Strategic Alignment Maturity Assessment except;a. communications.;b. cope & architecture.;c. governance.;d. leadership.;40)Each of the following represents a key element in the formulation of strategy except;a. strategy.;b. inhibitors.;c. mission.;d. vision.;41)According to Schein, each of the following is a sub-culture of management except;a. executive culture.;b. engineering culture.;c. operator culture.;d. knowledge culture.;42)Each of the following is a component of the Strategic Alignment Model except;a. IT governance.;b. administrative structure.;c. financial structure.;d. business governance.;43)Each of the following is a key component of the IT Strategy Formulation Process except;a. systems analysis and design.;b. strategy alternatives analysis.;c. periodic review.;d. ?As-Is? State of the organization.;44)Each of the following is a component of the SWOT model except;a. Strengths.;b. Weaknesses.;c. Organizations.;d. Threats.;45)Each of the following is a market positioning strategy of the Ansoff Product/Market Matrix except;a. diversification.;b. market penetration.;c. product development.;d. best products.;46)According to Porter?s Five Competitive Forces model, all of the following are considered external environmental forces except;a. power of suppliers.;b. diversification of product/market.;c. substitute products/services.;d. power of buyers.;47)All of the following terms are considered to be synonymous with alignment except;a. linkage.;b. integration.;c. harmony.;d. disjoint;48)The following are all criteria of the Strategic Alignment Maturity assessment except;a. Communications Maturity.;b. Scope and Architecture Maturity.;c. Governance Maturity.;d. Leadership Maturity.;49)The Partnership Maturity criterion includes all of the following except;a. IT program management.;b. business sponsor/champions.;c. IT investment management.;d. shared goals/risks/rewards.;50)The Communications Maturity criterion includes all of the following except;a. protocol rigidity.;b. understanding of IT by the business.;c. understanding of the business by the business.;d. knowledge sharing.;51)The Governance Maturity criterion includes all of the following except;a. inter-unit liaisons.;b. business strategic planning.;c. prioritization process.;d. steering;52)The Scope and Architecture Maturity criterion includes all of the following except;a. innovation/entrepreneurship.;b. standards articulation.;c. architectural transparency.;d. managing emerging technology.;53)The Competency/Value Maturity criterion includes all of the following except;a. business metrics.;b. business? perception of IT value.;c. service level agreements.;d. benchmarking;54)A management practice that firms use to facilitate knowledge sharing between business and IT functions best describes;a. inter-unit liaison.;b. Delphi approach.;c. benchmarking;d. strategic planning.;55)Each of the following is considered a job requirement of a CIO except;a. technical development of systems.;b. development of corporate strategy.;c. facilitating change.;d. managing external contractors, vendors, partners.;56)According to Ross and Feeney, the following are all forces in influencing the CIO role and responsibilities except;a. executive attitudes.;b. application portfolio.;c. dominant suppliers.;d. staff attitudes.;57)Which of the following best describes the primary role of the CIO during the mainframe era?;a. Organizational designer;b. Operational manager;d. Informed buyer;e. Technology architect;58)Each of the following views represents a perception of IT as an asset except;a. the CEO sees IT as having a role in the transformation of the business.;b. the CIO is positioned as a specialist functional manager.;c. IT thinking is subsumed within business thinking.;d. IT efforts are focused on a few key initiatives.;59)Each of the following views represent a perception of IT as a liability except;a. the CEO sees IT as having a role in the transformation of the business.;b. the CIO is positioned as a specialist functional manager.;c. IT plans are made by specialists or missionary zealots.;d. many IT applications are under development.;60)Each of the following is considered a demonstrable belief in IT by the CEO except;a. the CEO sends signals about the positive value of IT.;b. there is a core group of business priorities that drive the need for the continuous enhancement of the technology infrastructure.;c. there is a one-way relationship between the CEO and CIO whereby the CEO directs the CIO as to which technologies to invest in.;d. there is a context of change in the organization that supports the need for successful exploitation of technology.;61)Which of the following best describes a management skill rather than a leadership skill;a. Aligning people;b. Motivating people;c. Establishing direction;d. Problem solving;62)Each of the following is considered a fundamental characteristic of leadership except;a. a leader has willing followers.;b. a leader has influence based on relationships.;c. not everyone will follow a leader?s initiative.;d. a leader focuses on doing things rather than getting things done.;Fill in the Blank;63)Three primary strategies for competitive advantage, according to Porter, are product differentiation, product focus, and _________________________________.;64)The computing era in which computing power was distributed and applications were developed to support individual needs is referred to as the ________________________________.;65)___________________________________ refers to the impact of organizations expanding their presence beyond the borders of their ?home? country.;66)An example of ___________________________ is the use of search engines or portals that provide meta-information or aggregate information in categories as an effort to narrow the scope of a search for information.;67)Information Technology can hurt an organization by being an ____________________of success.;68)When an individual is no longer able to effectively process the amount of information he or she is exposed to, they can be considered to be experiencing __________________________________.;69)_________________________________are business decisions taken at particular points in time by different people in response to sets of perceived environmental factors.;70)A _____________________________________ is a concise, measurable statement of where the company wants to go and what it aspires to be.;71)The three key elements of the formulation of strategy are vision, strategy, and ____________________.;72)The phenomenon whereby the pervasiveness of IT in manufacturing and services has made the market value of physical products and processes less important than the knowledge and information embedded in them is referred to as ___________________________________.;73)______________________________________ refers to the radical design of new processes that include new approaches to work, new organizational structures, and new relationships with customers, suppliers, partners, and employees.;74)In the Strategic Alignment Model, the linkage between the internal domains of business and IT such that the capabilities of the IT infrastructure support the requirements and expectations of the business? organizational structure and processes is called _______________________________.;75)The maturity criterion that is concerned with ensuring that the appropriate business and;IT participants formally discuss and review the priorities and allocation of IT;resources is referred to as ______________________________________________.;76)The disparity between different members of an organization with respect to their assessment of maturity alignment within their organization is referred to as an _________________________.;77)A person whose role is to facilitate inter-unit knowledge sharing is defined as a ______________.;78)______________________________________ refers to a consensus of the maturity levels by the members of the maturity assessment team.;79)Three forces that influence the CIO role are executive attitudes, applications portfolio and ______________________________________________.;80)Current statistics indicate that the majority of CIOs and IT executives come from an _____________________________________________ background.;81)A recent ranking of the concerns of the CIO indicates that ______________________________ is their top current concern.;82)_______________________________________________ has become a common way to reduce cost and turnaround time for larger-scale development projects.;83)The ideal CIO possesses a combination of business, technology, and __________________skills.;84)The _____________________________________ level is the IT management level that is most concerned with demonstrating technical skills.;85) The ____________________________ level is the IT management level that is most concerned with demonstrating administration and conceptual skills.;Attachment Preview;IT 6663 Test 1 Fall 2012 (1).doc Download Attachment;Test 1 IT 6663;Name;True or False;1)The Strategic Alignment Maturity Assessment Model is primarily concerned... 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