Information Systems and
Syllabus requires you to:
Definition of a Management
Information System (MIS)
- Recall that an MIS is a system to convert data from internal and
external sources into information.
- This is communicated in an
appropriate form to managers at different levels,
- enabling them to
make effective decisions for:
- directing and
- activities for which they are responsible.
The development and life cycle of an information system
- Recognise the existence of:
- formal methods
- the need for clear time scales
- agreed deliverables and
- approval to proceed.
Success or failure of a management information system
- Understand the factors influencing the success or failure of an information system, e.g.
- inadequate analysis
- lack of management involvement in design
- emphasis on computer system
- concentration on low-level data processing
- lack of management knowledge of ICT systems and capabilities
- inappropriate/excessive management demands
- lack of teamwork
- lack of professional standards.
Now do the questions at the end of Chapter 37 of the text book