1. You are going to interview the local manager of LDI, a national tire retailer, who has asked you to work as a system analyst on a management information system to provide inventory information. Here are five questions you wrote to prepare for the meeting:1. Describe key decisions for which you are responsible.2. How well do your employees accept changes in the system?3. Is the current system providing you with enough information to help you make decisions?4. Do you have any problems with your current system?5. What kind of output would you like to see? What type of format is preferred?Order your questions in (1) a pyramid structure, (2) a funnel structure, and (3) a diamond-shaped structure============================================2. An analyst needs an organized method for collecting facts. Some systems analysts will frequently jump right into interviews. They believe, â€œGo to the people. Thatâ€™s where the real facts are!â€ Wrong! This approach fails to recognize an important fact of life: People must complete their day-to-day jobs. You may be thinking, â€œBut I thought youâ€™ve been seen saying that the system is for people and that direct end user involvement in systems development is essential. Arenâ€™t you contradicting yourselves?â€A. Write a paragraph to offer your opinion on the issue described in the above statement.B. Given that you can use all seven common fact finding techniques: (1) sampling of existing documentation, forms, and databases, (2) investigation, (3) observation of the work environment, (4) questionnaires, (5) interviews, (6) prototyping, and (7) joint application design. Propose a general step-by-step strategy to discover the information system requirements using the above mentioned techniques.
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