The People in Information Systems - Study Guide
The People in Information Systems - Study Guide

The People in Information Systems - Study Guide

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A study guide on the role of people in information systems.

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The People in Information Systems - Study Guide

​Learning Objectives

  • Describe each of the different roles that people play in the design, development, and use of information systems
  • Understand the different career paths available to those who work with information systems
  • Explain the importance of where the information-systems function is placed in an organization
  • Describe the different types of users of information systems

Describe the role of a systems analyst.


What are some of the different roles for a computer engineer?


What are the duties of a computer operator?


What does the CIO do?


Describe the job of a project manager.


Explain the point of having two different career paths in information systems.


What are the advantages and disadvantages of centralizing the IT function?


What impact has information technology had on the way companies are organized?


What are the five types of information-systems users?


Why would an organization outsource?


How is the IT function organized in your school or place of employment? Create an organization chart showing how the IT organization fits into your overall organization. Comment on how centralized or decentralized the IT function is.


What type of IT user are you? Take a look at the five types of technology adopters and then write a summary of where you think you fit in this model.

​Information Systems for Business and Beyond © 2014 David T. Bourgeois, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license made possible by funding from The Saylor Foundation’s Open Textbook Challenge.

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