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AIS 310 Chapter 3
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explains how a system works, including with who, what, when, where, why, and how of data entry, data processing, data storage, information output, and system controls
written, step by step explanation of system components and how they interact
Data flow diagram
graphical description of data sources, data flows, transformation processes, data storage, and data destinations
which is a graphical description of a system
types of flowcharts?
document, system, program
which shows the flow of documents and information between departments or areas of responsibility
which shows the relationship amount the input, processing, and output in an information system
shows the sequence of logical operations a computer performs as it executes a program
business process diagrams
a graphical description of the business processes used by a company
data flow diagram
graphically describes the flow of data within an organziation
the entity that produces or sends the data that is entered into a system
the entity that receives data produced by a system
movement of data processes, stores, sources, and destinations
action that transforms data into other data or information
the place or medium where system data is stored
highest level DFD; a summary level view of a ystem, showing the data processing system, its inputs and outputs, and their sources and destinations
an analytical technique that uses a standard set of symbols to describe pictorially some aspect of an IS in a clear, concise, and logical manner
show input or output to from a system
show data processing, either electronically or by hand
where data is stored
flow and miscellaneous symbols
indicate the flow of data, where flowcharts begin or end, where decisions are made, and how to add explanatory notes to flowcharts
illustrates the flow of documents and data among areas of responsibility within an organization
internal control flowchart
used to describe, analyze, and evaluate internal controls, including identifying system strengths, weaknesses, and inefficiencies
a DFD is a representation of which of the following?
flow of data in an organization
documentation methods such as DFDs, BPDs, and flowcharts save both time and money, adding value to an organization
which of the following statement is FALSE?
DFDs help convey the timing of events
a DFD consists of the following four basic elements: data sources and destinations, data flows, transformation processes, and data stores. Each is represented on a
DFD by different symbol
All of the following are guidelines that should be followed in naming DFD data elements except
name only the most important DFD elements
the documentation skills that accountants require vary with their job function. However, they should at least be able to do which of the following
read documentation to determine how the system works
which of the following statements is FALSE?
a system flowchart is a narrative representation of an information system
which of the following flowcharts illustrates the flow of data among areas of responsibility in an organization?
all of the following are recommended guidelines for making flowcharts more readable, clear, concise, consistent, and understandable EXCEPT
flowchart all data flows, especially exception procedures and error routines
how are data sources and destinations represented in a data flow diagram?
as a square
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