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Course Description: Continuation of IS315. The student will continue to study the concepts and methods used in a system development life cycle. In addition, the student will gain practical experience by working on various projects. The student will use a CASE tool for his/her project work. Pre-requisite: IS315. 3:0:3
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Distinguish logical versus physical models and translate logical process and data models into physical design models using design/ CASE software.
2. Evaluate and make architectural design decisions given a problem scenario:
• Client Server
• Centralized versus Decentralized
• Database and distribution of data
• User and system interface alternatives (inputs/outputs)
3. Understand and explain design principles for Input/Output with regard to human interaction and user acceptability.
4. Understand and explain advantages and disadvantages of data storage options (i.e. Relational Database, Object Database, Conventional Files and Data Warehouse)
5. Practice key concepts of analysis and design as well as advance techniques such as JAD, Prototyping, USE CASES and/or other OOA/OOD techniques.
6. Evaluate strengths/weaknesses and applicable roles of several strategies/methodologies for design of information systems including Model Driven, RAD, Agile, OO development, and Prototyping.
7. Understand the role of Quality Assurance and multiple steps that can be taken in all phases of development to ensure a quality product and user acceptance.
8. Build communication skills, both oral and written as well as teamwork.
Course Assessment: 1.Read all assignments from the text prior to class and participate in class discussion.
2. A 3-5 page double spaced paper discussing systems analysis and design methods.
Grading: Grades will be entirely determined by the average of the weekly quizzes, exam scores, group work, exercises, and a term paper. Total Points scored will be converted to a percentage point (rounding will be applied). Participation in class discussions is very important.
399 or> F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments will carry a 15% deduction for every class period being late. All assignments are due at the beginning of the next class period, or as assigned.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to pre-read chapters and come prepared for each class. The onus is on the student to make arrangement if an assignment will be late or an exam/quiz will be missed (Should be done in advance). PirateMail is the official tool of communication for this class. All communication from the instructor will go to your PirateMail account.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Meeting - 1 Review of Syllabus
Discussion of Class Project/Term Paper
Lecture - Chapter 13 (Application Architecture and Modeling)
Meeting - 2 Lecture - Chapter 14 (Database Design)
Quiz 1 Chapter 13
Meeting - 3 Lecture - Chapter 15 (Output Design and Prototyping)
Quiz 2 Chapter 14
Meeting - 4 Lecture - Chapter 16 (Input Design and Prototyping ). Quiz 3 Chapter 15
Meeting - 5 Lecture - Chapter 17 (User Interface Design)
Quiz 4 Chapter 16
Mid-Term (Take Home) Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16
Meeting - 6 Lecture - Chapter 18 (Object-Oriented Design and Modeling using the UML). Quiz 5 Chapter 17 Discusss term paper topics. Discussion and Review of Mid-Term
Meeting - 7 Lecture - Chapter 19 (Systems Construction and Implementation) Quiz 6 – Chapters 18
Meeting - 8 Chapter 20 (Systems Operations and Support)
Quiz 7 Chapter 19
Final Exam Chapters 13 thru 20
Presentations of Class Project/Term Paper
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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