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IS 315 Computer Systems Analysis and Design I
Demler, Scott M.
B.S. Computer Science, University of MarylandM.S. Management Information Systems, Bowie State University
17 Aug 2005 – 16 Oct 2005
Dennis, Alan and Barbara Wixom. Systems Analysis & Design. 2nd Edition. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2003
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Students may find local libraries and/or the internet useful for finding supplemental resources that would aid in the understanding of the material presented in this course and/or in the completion of the homework assignments.
This course presents various philosophies, terminology, and techniques used in the analysis and implementation of the system development lifecycle. The student will investigate such areas as project proposals, logical systems, flow diagrams, data remodeling, dictionaries, and documentation. The student will learn how to use a CASE tool. Pre-requisite: IS 205 3:0:3
Lecture and reinforcement through the use of homework assignments, a group project, a midterm exam, and a final exam will be the primary teaching techniques used in this course.
The student will develop an understanding of
· the context for systems analysis and design methods
· information system building blocks
· information systems development
· the basics of project management
· the process of systems analysis
· fact-finding techniques and requirements discovery
· requirements use-case modeling
· data modeling and data analysis as systems analysis tools and techniques
· process modeling as a systems analysis tool.
To successfully complete this course, the student will be required to:
· Read all assigned material prior to class
· Complete 6 homework assignments, a group project, a midterm exam, and a final exam
The final course grade will be determined as follows: Homework Assignments (6 @ 5% each) 30% Group Project 20% Midterm Exam 20% Final Exam 20% Class Participation 10% Letter grades will be assigned as follows: 90% - 100% A 80% - 89% B 70% - 79% C 60% - 69% D Below 60% F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments must be turned in no later than the end of the class period on which they is due. Normally, if you turn in an assignment later than that, that assignment's score will be reduced by 25% for each successive class period.
Introduction, Chapter 1
Chapter 1 Homework
Chapter 2 Homework
Chapter 3 Homework
Chapter 4 Homework
Chapter 5 Homework
Chapter 6 Homework
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