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
Educational Philosophy: All classes will combine lecture with group discussion. In addition, the instructor will facilitate classroom exercises for students to apply processes and methodologies in modeling techniques. Additional handouts will be provided periodically. Outside research for class discussion is encouraged. Students will be encourage to "think outside the box" when applying textbook knowledge.
Learning Outcomes: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. Explain design principles for Input/Output with regard to human interaction and user acceptability.
4. 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. Apply Quality Assurance steps that can be taken in all phases of development to ensure a quality product and user acceptance.
8. Communicate both orally and in writing as an individual and as a member of a team.
Course Assessment: a. Read all assignments from the text prior to class and participate in class discussion.
b. Take all tests (mid-term and final).
c. Draw a fully attributed data model using a self-selected form, normalize the data captured on it, and identify the metadata associated with the form data.
d. Prepare a report on an architecture concept and present it to the class.
e. Optional. A 3 page double spaced paper discussing an information system topic. This option is for any students wishing to improve their grade.
Grading: Mid-term Exam 35% 100 pts.
Final Exam 35% 100 pts.
Form Project 15% 100 pts.
Architecture Presentation 10% 10 pts.
Class Participation 5%
Late Submission of Course Materials: If course material is late due to military deployment or other acceptable reasons and the student pre-coordinates with the instructor, the instructor will work with the student to meet their obligations.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class participation is expected and will be considered for part of the final grade. Students are expected to be on time, attend all classes, and remain in class for the entire class session. Roll will be taken during each class. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness or temporary duty, are excusable. Any student finding themselves unable to make a class, please notify the instructor. Three unexcused absences are considered excessive, and could be considered grounds for a failing grade. Students performing temporary duty must provide the instructor with a copy of orders. Students are encouraged to call the instructor. This syllabus is only a guide. The instructor reserves the right to deviate from it for the betterment of the class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Date Material
10 Jan Intro, Chapter 10
12 Jan Chapter 11
17 Jan Chapter 12 & 13
19 Jan Chapter 14
24 Jan Chapter 14
26 Jan Chapter 14
31 Jan Chapter 14
2 Feb Chapter 18, Rev
7 Feb Mid Exam
9 Feb Chapter 15
14 Feb Presentations,
16 Feb Chapter 16
21 Feb Chapter 17, Model Due
23 Feb Chapter 19
28 Feb Chapter 20, Review
2 Mar Final Exam
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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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