QM331: Information Systems Analysis and Design

   
 

Course objectives

Textbook

Basic requirement needed

Course Outline

CASE tools required

Grading

Grade distribution

Policies

Best links

Guideline

 

Course objectives

This course provides students with a detailed overview of the steps involved in the structured approach for systems analysis and design called System Development Life cycle “SDLC”. Alternatives approaches and techniques to achieve SDLC are presented. Special emphasis is put on the process modelling (Data Flow Diagrams), Data Modelling (E-R models), Logical Modelling and Unified Modelling Language (UML).

 

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Textbook

Hoffer J.A., George J.F., and Valacich J.S. (2014), Modern systems analysis and design. Pearson, 553 p., 7th Edition, International Edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall. 2014

Basic requirements

It assume student have taken an introductory course on computer systems (QM 130 and QM 330)

Course Outline

Topic

Reading

Duration

Course introduction

Foundation of system development

  • Introduction (pp.4-6)

  • Development IS and SDLC (pp.18-26)

 

 

 

Chapter 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 week

 

Succeeding as a system analyst

  • System thinking and analytical skills (pp.31-49)

  • Assignment: Call for job related to IS, analysis in class

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2

Identifying and selecting systems development

  • Introduction (pp.134-135)

  • Identifying and selecting SD projects (pp.135-140)

  • Corporate and IS planning (pp.141-151)

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5

 

 

 

 

1 week

Projects initiating and planning systems development

  • Introduction (pp.163-164)

  • Initiating and Planning SD project (pp.164-167)

  • Assessing project feasibility (pp.168-180)

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 week

Managing the information system’s project

  • Project management (pp.64-77

  • PERT and Gantt Charts (pp.80-87)

  • MS-Project (Lab Work)

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3

                                           Midterm exam (To Be Announced TBA)

Determining system requirements

  • Introduction (pp.202-203)

  • Performing requirements determination (pp.203-205)

  • Traditional methods for determining requirements (pp.205-220)

  • Modern methods for determining requirements (pp.220-226)

  • Oral Assignment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 week

Structuring System requirements - Process modelling

  • Introduction

  • Data Flow Diagram Mechanism (pp.241-252)

  • Using DFD in the analysis process (pp.257-263)

  • MS-Visio in lab  and   case study

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8

 

 

 

 

 

1,5 week

Structuring System requirements - Logic modelling

  • Introduction (pp.282-282)

  • Logic Modeling (pp.283-284)

  • Modeling logic with decision table (pp.288-292)

  • Modeling logic with decision trees (pp.292-293)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 week

Conceptual Data modelling- E-R modeling

  • Introduction (pp.304-305)

  • Conceptual data modeling (pp.306-308)

  • Gathering information for Conceptual modeling (pp.309-311)

  • Introduction to E-R modeling (pp.311-318)

  • Conceptual Data modelling and E-R modelling (pp.318-325)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.5 week

MS-VISIO and Smart Draw

Lab Work

1 Week

Object oriented Analysis and Design

Chapter 12

1 week

Student presentations

 

1 week

Final exam 3/6/2004 (8:00-10:00)

An overview of two systems development will be presented during the course

  • Designing a Strategic Business Intelligence System

  • Design of Inter-organisational Information System for the Management of Inter-Company Collaborative Engineering Processes

Guideline

Guidelines: MS Project Guide1 (click here Guide 2), MS Visio (Click here)

Search tools:

Grading

Course assessment will be based on the combination of the following:

Assignment

Final Mark

Due Date

Midterm

20

TBA

Final exam

40

 3 June 8:00-10:00

3 Quiz (but two will be kept two )

15

TBA

Oral presentation, assignments, case study

10

 TBA

Final project with oral presentation

15

 TBA

Total

100

 TBA

       

Grade distribution

Range

Grade

>= 95

A

90-94

A-

87-89

B+

83-86

B

80-82

B-

77-79

C+

73-76

C

70-72

C-

65-69

D+

60-64

D

<= 59

F

Policies

  1. Students should check the website for class information regularly, you are responsible for any information posted on the website

  2. Students will have to attend a one hour lab class (check with my research assistant)

  3. Each student should turn off his/her mobile/pager at the beginning of class

  4. You will be expected to arrive in time and to remain in class until the end. If you must arrive late or leave early please inform before 24 hours.

  5. Quizzes will not be repeated, no "makeups",  even if absent with an excuse

  6. Absence for more than 7 hours results in 0 [attendance]

  7. Negotiation of the final grade is neither accepted nor discussed

   Best links

  1. Basic Management Skills for successful system analysts

  2. Decision-making process for planning software project

  3. Information infrastructure, security and e-commerce

  4. Information Technology for Management: Making Connections for Strategic Advantage

  5. Rational Rose and Unified Modeling language

  6. Directed creativity

  7. KJ Method - Creativity - Claude ROCHET

  8. How to Write a Good Technical Article. IEEE Software September/ October 2002, by Steve McConnell, editor in chief of  IEEE Software