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IS 315 Computer Systems Analysis and Design I
Hill, Freeman S.,, Jr.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

IS 315 Computer Systems Analysis and Design I

Semester

U1B 2007 BL

Faculty

Hill, Freeman S.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BA Management, Park University
BS, Computer Science, Park University
MS, Industrial Engineering, UTEP

Office Location

classroom

Office Hours

30 minutes prior to class if requested

Daytime Phone

Daytime Phone 915-779-6458

Other Phone

915-855-4988

E-Mail

freeman.hill@park.edu

shaw.hill@cas-west.com

Semester Dates

29 May 2007-19 July 2007

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

IS 205

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Systems Analysis & Design Methods, Whitten/Bentley, 7th ED

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore .

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

http://www.mhhe.com.  Also each student must have a copy of the student edition of Visible Analyst.  It will be needed the first week.

Both the book and the software will be used for IS315 and IS316.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
 This course will present various philosophies, terminology, and techniques used in the analysis and implementation of the system development life cycle. The student will investigate such areas as project proposals, logical systems, flow diagrams, data modeling, dictionaries and documentation.  This course will form the foundation for IS316 in which the student will perform a system analysis as a class project.  Suggested prerequisite: IS205

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor will present the material in a fully understandable manner and in an open unthreatening environment.  The instructor expects students to work hard to gain the most knowledge about systems analysis and design from the course.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify stakeholders and describe their roles and individual needs in system development.
  2. Explain the Information Systems professional's role and the user's role in system development in order to achieve user acceptance and a solution that fits both the user's needs and satisfies the business objective.
  3. Evaluate strengths/weaknesses and applicable roles of several strategies/methodologies for design of information systems including Model Driven, RAD, Agile, OO development, and Prototyping.
  4. Evaluate problem/opportunity/directive, cause/effect and business requirements for a given problem scenario.
  5. Illustrate and explain project management life cycle, approaches to scheduling, measuring of project progress and relationship to the system development life cycle.
  6. Identify the responsibilities of the Project Manager and discuss why they are important to the success of the project.
  7. Practice systems analysis traditional tasks: Problem analysis, Requirements analysis. Decision analysis
  8. Build process and data models for analysis within the system development life cycle.
  9. Differentiate between logical and physical models.
  10. Communicate both orally and in writing as an individual and as a member of a team.


Core Assessment:

All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the relevant Departmental Learning Outcomes.  The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. The core assessment for this course is a project which counts for 20% of the grade. The course project will be an information system plan for a system chosen by the student. Emphasis will be on developing the basic components of a system using system analysis tools and methodology. The system may be stand alone or integrated with other systems in the organization. Each week portions of the project will be developed including a system description, needs analysis, feasibility analysis, data analysis, process analysis, and financial analysis. Computer aided software engineering (CASE) tools will be used where needed in support of the weekly assignments. The final project document is due at the end of the course with all assignments integrated into one document.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Individual assignments developed using Visible Analyst CASE Tool and the tutorial.
Examinations.

Grading:

 

Project – 24 points, (2 points per diagram).

Midterm - 36 points.

Final – 40 points.

A = 91-100

B = 81-90

C = 71-80

D = 60-70

F = < 60

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments are due the day specified.  Submissions over a week late will receive half credit. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Don’t leave any trash in the classroom.  Turn off cell phones in class. Be on time to class. No whining.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class 1: Chapter 1 .
Class 2: Chapter 2.

Class 3: Chapter 3, Turn in tutorial figures 6-8 and 6-9.
Class 4: Chapter 4.
Class 5: Chapter 5. Class discussion: Conduct a requirements analysis using a prescribed methodology (p185). Turn in tutorial figures 7-7 and 8-10.
Class 6: Chapter 6.
Class 7: Midterm Review, Tutorial figures 9-3 and 10-4.
Class 8: Midterm Exam, chapters 1-6.
Class 9: Chapter 7, Turn in tutorial figures 11-1 and 12-2.
Class 10: Chapter 8.

Class 11: Chapter 9, Turn in tutorial figures 13-3 and 14-6.

Class 12: Chapter 10.

Class 13: Chapter 11. Class discussion: Feasibility analysis, operational, technical and economic (p417)also financial analysis, break-even, cash flow and present value(p425).  Turn in tutorial figures 15-1, 14-12.

Class 14: Chapter 12: Class discussion, System design approach alternatives (P446) and communicating with stake holders (p431).

Class 15: Final Review.

Class 16: Final Exam, chapters 7-12.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
Any perception of cheating will be grounds for an investigation. Cheating will mean dismissal from the class with a grade of F.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
The instructor expects you to be in class on the dates and times scheduled.  The instructor must be notified ahead of time for an absence to be excused. Do not miss the first class.

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates student ability to synthesize various components of an information system into a cohesive statement describing system characteristics using a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool. Synthesis is performed with 0 rework and  0 errors to show consistency and design compatibility between: (1) needs analysis (2) data analysis (3) process analysis. The artifact demonstrates student ability to synthesize various components of an information system into a cohesive statement describing system characteristics using a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool. Synthesis is performed with 1 rework and 0 errors to show consistency and design compatibility between: (1) needs analysis (2) data analysis (3) process analysis. The artifact demonstrates student ability to synthesize various components of an information system into a cohesive statement describing system characteristics using a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool. Synthesis is performed with more than 1 rework and 1 or more errors to show consistency and design compatibility between: (1) needs analysis (2) data analysis (3) process analysis. The artifact demonstrates student ability to synthesize various components of an information system into a cohesive statement describing system characteristics using a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool. Synthesis is not performed to show consistency and design compatibility between: (1) needs analysis (2) data analysis (3) process analysis. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact demonstrates student ability to conduct and document a system needs analysis using a prescribed methodology and a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool. The needs analysis will be documented with 0 rework and 0 errors and include (1) system requirements (2) role of the analyst in system development and (3) methodology and tools to be used. The artifact demonstrates student ability to conduct and document a system needs analysis using a prescribed methodology and a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool. The needs analysis will be documented with 1 rework and 0 errors and include (1) system requirements (2) role of the analyst in system development and (3) methodology and tools to be used. The artifact demonstrates student ability to conduct and document a system needs analysis using a prescribed methodology and a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool. The needs analysis will be documented with more than one rework and 1 or more errors and include (1) system requirements (2) role of the analyst in system development and (3) methodology and tools to be used. The artifact demonstrates student ability to conduct and document a system needs analysis using a prescribed methodology and a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool. The needs analysis  is not documented to include all categories: (1) system requirements (2) role of the analyst in system development and (3) methodology and tools to be used. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates student ability to evaluate analysis of system features as they relate to system architectural design alternatives. System features are shown with 0 rework and 0 errors describing: (1) system interfaces (2) processes the system must perform (3) process definition with input and output and (4) data stores. The artifact demonstrates student ability to evaluate analysis of system features as they relate to system architectural design alternatives. System features are shown with 0 rework and 0 errors describing: (1) system interfaces (2) processes the system must perform (3) process definition with input and output and (4) data stores. The artifact demonstrates student ability to evaluate analysis of system features as they relate to system architectural design alternatives. System features are shown with moThe artifact demonstrates student ability to evaluate analysis of system features as they relate to system architectural design alternatives. System features are shown with 1 rework and 0 errors describing: (1) system interfaces (2) processes the system must perform (3) process definition with input and output and (4) data stores.re than 1 rework and 1 or more errors describing: (1) system interfaces (2) processes the system must perform (3) process definition with input and output and (4) data stores. The artifact demonstrates student ability to evaluate analysis of system features as they relate to system architectural design alternatives. System features are shown with moThe artifact demonstrates student ability to evaluate analysis of system features as they relate to system architectural design alternatives. System features are shown with 1 rework and 0 errors describing: (1) system interfaces (2) processes the system must perform (3) process definition with input and output and (4) data stores.re than 1 rework and 1 or more errors describing: (1) system interfaces (2) processes the system must perform (3) process definition with input and output and (4) data stores. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates student ability to analyze and document feasibility of a system with 0 rework and 0 errors in terms of: (1) operational, (2) technical, and (3) economic feasibility. The artifact demonstrates student ability to analyze and document feasibility of a system with 1 rework and 0 errors in terms of: (1) operational, (2) technical, and (3) economic feasibility. The artifact demonstrates student ability to analyze and document feasibility of a system with more than 1 rework and 1 or more errors in terms of: (1) operational, (2) technical, and (3) economic feasibility. The artifact demonstrates student ability to analyze and document feasibility of a system. Feasibility is not described for all categories: (1) operational, (2) technical, and (3) economic. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact demonstrates student ability to perform and document a financial analysis for a system. Results are documented with 0 rework and  0 errors for: (1) break even analysis (2) cash flow analysis (3) and present value analysis. The artifact demonstrates student ability to perform and document a financial analysis for a system. Results are documented with 1 rework and  0 errors for: (1) break even analysis (2) cash flow analysis (3) and present value analysis. The artifact demonstrates student ability to perform and document a financial analysis for a system. Results are documented with more than 1 rework and   or more errors for: (1) break even analysis (2) cash flow analysis (3) and present value analysis. The artifact demonstrates student ability to perform and document a financial analysis for a system. Results are not documented for all categories: (1) break even analysis (2) cash flow analysis (3) and present value analysis. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates student ability to perform a process analysis and document the results. Results are demonstrated with 0 rework and 0 errors in (1) process flow narrative (2) context diagrams and (3) data flow diagram decomposition. The artifact demonstrates student ability to perform a process analysis and document the results. Results are demonstrated with 1 rework and 0 errors in (1) process flow narrative (2) context diagrams and (3) data flow diagram decomposition. The artifact demonstrates student ability to perfThe artifact demonstrates student ability to perform a process analysis and document the results. Results are demonstrated with 1 rework and 0 errors in (1) process flow narrative (2) context diagrams and (3) data flow diagram decomposition.orm a process analysis and document the results. Results are demonstrated with more than 1 rework and 1 or more errors in (1) process flow narrative (2) context diagrams and (3) data flow diagram decomposition The artifact demonstrates student ability to perform a process analysis and document the results. Results  are not demonstrated in all categories: (1) process flow narrative (2) context diagrams and (3) data flow diagram decomposition. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
The artifact as a whole demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate a system analysis and design to system stakeholders. Systems analysis and design is communicated  with 0 rework and 0 errors through: (1) needs, (2) feasibility, (3) data, (4) process, and (5) financial analysis. The artifact as a whole demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate a system analysis and design to system stakeholders. Systems analysis and design is communicated  with 1 rework and 0 errors through: (1) needs, (2) feasibility, (3) data, (4) process, and (5) financial analysis. The artifact as a whole demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate a system analysis and design to system stakeholders. Systems analysis and design is communicated  with more than 1 rework and 1 or more errors through: (1) needs, (2) feasibility, (3) data, (4) process, and (5) financial analysis The artifact as a whole demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate a system analysis and design to system stakeholders. Systems analysis and design is not communicated in all categories: (1) needs, (2) feasibility, (3) data, (4) process, and (5) financial analysis. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Various components of the artifact demonstrate the ability to effectively analyze and document a system from different perspectives. The system is analyzed and documented with 0 rework and 0 errors using: (1) needs, (2) feasibility, (3) data, (4) process, and (5) financial analysis. Various components of the artifact demonstrate the ability to effectively analyze and document a system from different perspectives. The system is analyzed and documented with 1 rework and 0 errors using: (1) needs, (2) feasibility, (3) data, (4) process, and (5) financial analysis. Various components of the artifact demonstrate the ability to effectively analyze and document a system from different perspectives. The system is analyzed and documented with more than 1 rework and 1 or more errors using: (1) needs, (2) feasibility, (3) data, (4) process, and Various components of the artifact demonstrate the ability to effectively analyze and document a system from different perspectives. The system is analyzed and documented with more than 1 rework and 1 or more errors using: (1) needs, (2) feasibility, (3) data, (4) process, and (5) financial analysis. Various components of the artifact demonstrate the ability to effectively analyze and document a system from different perspectives. The system is not analyzed and documented in all categories: (1) needs, (2) feasibility, (3) data, (4) process, and (5) financial analysis. 

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