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IS 315 Computer Systems Analysis and Design I
Merritt, Jennifer Lynn


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

F2T 2006 DLA

Faculty

Merritt, Jennifer L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Daytime Phone

630-246-2791

E-Mail

Jennifer.Merritt@park.edu

Semester Dates

Fall ll Online Courses Monday, October 23, 2006 - Sunday, December 17, 2006

Class Days

Online

Prerequisites

Suggested prerequisite: IS205

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Kendall & Kendall, Systems Analysis & Design, 6th Edition, Bundled with: Visible Analyst Workbench 7.5 CD. Prentice Hall, 2004, ISBN 0131188798.

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Course Description:
This course presents 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.  The  student will learn how to use a CASE tool.  Prerequisite: IS205 3:0:3

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:
Grades will be given by accumulation of points during the eight weeks of the course. Points are accumulated by completing and submitting assignments as follows: Discussion Submitting an answer to a discussion question - and responding to a submitted discussion question (other than your own) By end of the week (weeks 1-8) 1 Point per week 8 Points for the course Homework Submitting answers to a homework problem - and responding to a submitted homework problem (other than your own) By end of the week (weeks 1-8) 2 points per week 16 points for the course Project Submitting weekly project assignments By the end of the week (weeks 2 - 7) 2 points per week, 12 points per course Submitting Project Final Document By end of the week (week 8), 8 points per week, 8 points per course Quiz Submitting answers to a quiz By end of the week (weeks 1-7) 2 points per week, 14 points per course Lessons Learned Submitting a lessons learned assignment By end of the week (weeks 1-8, 1 points per week, 8 points per course Groupwork Submitting a groupwork assignment By end of the week (week 8), 8 points per week, 8 points per course Final Exam Completing a proctored final exam By end of the week (week 8), 26 points per course Total 100 Students will be able to track their points throughout the course through use of the classroom grade book. Points for discussion, homework, project, quiz, lessons learned, and groupwork will be shown each week. Final Examination: A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an approved alternative location.  For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test.  Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website. Other Information on proctored exams: It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.   Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor. A proctor request form will be made available during the first week of class so students can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.   Failure to take a final proctored exam will result in an automatic "F" grade for the course.

Grading:
A 90 points or higher 90 to 100% B 80 or more but less than 90 points 80 or more but less than  90 % C 70 or more but less than 80 points 70 or more but less than 80 % D 60 or more but less than 70 points 60 or more but less than to 70 % F Less than 60 points Less than 60 %

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work: Each week's work must be completed by the end of that week (Midnight MST on Sunday). Assignments received after this time will receive a 50% reduction in points. Assignments received more than a week late will not receive any credit.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
General E-mail: When sending e-mail other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in the subject line of all e-mail sent to me and/or other members of our class. Response Policy: I will check my e-mail frequently and respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours (unless I notify you previously that I will be unavailable). File Attachments: When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in Microsoft Word RTF file formats. Weekly Submitted Material: Each week's work must be completed and submitted to the online classroom by the end of that week (Midnight MST on Sunday). Assignments received after this time will receive a 50% reduction in your score. Assignments received more than a week late will not receive any credit. Online Communication: All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Use of American Standard English with correct grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling is expected for all material submitted to the online class classroom. Here are a couple of references that discuss writing online: http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette , http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html. Other Course Policies: Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy.  If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1: Systems Analysis Fundamentals Overview & Introductions: Review the syllabus, course policies, and assignment schedule. Write a paragraph about yourself and submit it to the classroom. Lecture: Read the lecture on "Using a CASE Tool". Reading Assignment: Systems Analysis & Design Chapters 1, 2 Discussion Question: Choose one question from Systems Analysis & Design Review Questions on page 23 or 44 that has not been previously answered. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom. Homework Problem: Choose one problem from Systems Analysis & Design on page 25 or 45 that has not been answered yet. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom. Groupwork: Join a group and introduce yourself in the group study area. With your group, review possibilities for a groupwork project. During the course the group will be developing a groupwork Project Document for a system development activity with which you are familiar. You should choose a simple activity from your personal life or one at work. The activity should have a definite beginning, a definite completion point, milestones to be achieved, and resources to be applied. The activity must involve more than one person. Send your groupwork project description to the instructor by e-mail for approval. Individual Project: Choose an information system for an individual project. During the course your project will be developing an Information Systems Plan for an existing or hypothetical system. Each week you will develop parts of that plan. Weekly assignments include a system description, needs analysis, feasibility analysis, data analysis, process analysis, and financial analysis. The final assignment will be to consolidate all previous assignments into one document. Once you have chosen a system, submit your choice to the instructor by e-mail for approval, and then post it to the virtual classroom. Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the instructor for grading and feedback. Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Systems Analysis & Design on page 22 or 44 and include related examples from your personal observation or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom. Week 2: Managing Systems Analysis & Design Activities Lecture: Read the lecture on "The System Development Life Cycle As A Project". Reading Assignment: Systems Analysis & Design Chapter 3. Search the Internet for project management information. Include the following websites in the reading: - Project Management Resources & Exploration: http://web.mit.edu/ist/about/resources/projectmgmt/index.html - ACM Portal: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=332051.332066 Discussion Question: Choose one question from Systems Analysis & Design Review Questions on page 81 that has not been previously answered. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom. Homework Problem: Choose one problem from Systems Analysis & Design on page 82 that has not been previously answered. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom. Should all problems be answered, submit information on websites found in the reading assignment. Groupwork: Write a statement of work for your groupwork Project Document. The statement of work should be in general terms and include a written narrative giving the activity a name, objectives to be achieved by the activity, when the activity begins and ends, major milestones during the activity with associated results or deliverables, how each deliverable will be measured to determine success or failure of the associated milestone, and written reports that will be generated during the activity. Save the statement of work for consolidation in the final document to be submitted during week eight. Individual Project: Write and submit a detailed description of the information system chosen for the Information Systems Plan. Include the system name, type of system, key system benefits, along with interrelations and interdependencies with other systems. If there is an existing system to be replaced or upgraded, provide a description of the replacement or upgrade and the associated supporting technology. Submit the information system description along with a document outline for the Information Systems Plan to the virtual classroom for grading and peer review. Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the instructor for grading and feedback. Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Systems Analysis & Design on page 81 and include related examples from your personal observation or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom. Week 3: Requirements Analysis Lecture: Read the lecture on "Technology Connectors". Reading Assignment: Systems Analysis & Design Chapters 4, 5 Discussion Question: Choose one question from Systems Analysis & Design Review Questions on page 113 or 144 that has not been answered yet. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom. Homework Problem: Choose one problem from Systems Analysis & Design on page 114 or 145 that has not been answered yet. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom. Groupwork: Write a work breakdown structure statement for your groupwork Project Document. The work breakdown structure should define the hierarchy of activity tasks and associated work packages and include a structure showing tasks with associated subtasks. Save the work breakdown structure statement for consolidation in the final document to be submitted during week eight. Individual Project: Conduct and document a 'needs analysis' for the Information Systems Plan. Include a description of the system organizational environment, stakeholders, users, levels of management served, and the organizational culture for the system. Also include how the analyst will interface with the organization and the role of the analyst in system development. Provide details on activities, methodologies, and techniques to be used in the analysis and design of the system along with planned use of CASE tools. Include the justification for CASE tool use. Post the project material to the virtual classroom for grading and peer review. Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the instructor for grading and feedback. Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Systems Analysis & Design on page 113 or 144 and include related examples from your personal observation or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom. Week 4: Systems Analysis Methods Lecture: Read the lecture on "System Requirement Viewpoints" Reading Assignment: Systems Analysis & Design Chapter 6, 7 Discussion Question: Choose one question from Systems Analysis & Design Review Questions on page 180 or 226 that has not been answered yet. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom. Homework Problem: Choose one problem from Systems Analysis & Design on page 181 or 226 that has not been answered yet. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom. Groupwork: Write an organizational structure for your groupwork Project Document. Present the structure for the activity. Show the functional responsibilities of individuals conducting the activity and reporting relationships between individuals. Submit the organizational structure for consolidation in the final document to be submitted during week eight. Individual Project: Conduct and document a feasibility analysis for the Information Systems Plan. Include operational, technical, and economic feasibility. Provide system objectives, organizational objectives, and how system and organizational objectives are aligned. Also include necessary technology resources to support the system with associated approaches and feasibility of procuring these resources. Provide an overview of the costs for the resources and activities and the associated economic feasibility of these. Make recommendations on the feasibility of the project. Post the project material to the virtual classroom for peer review and grading. Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the instructor for grading and feedback. Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Systems Analysis & Design on page 180 or 225 and include related examples from your personal observation or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom. Week 5: Data Analysis Lecture: Read the lecture on "Estimating Software Costs". Reading Assignment: Systems Analysis & Design Chapter 8. Search the internet for websites on data analysis. Discussion Question: Choose one question from Systems Analysis & Design Review Questions on page 268 that has not been answered yet. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom. Should all questions be answered, submit information on websites found in the reading assignment. Homework Problem: Choose one problem from Systems Analysis & Design on page 268 that has not been answered yet. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom. Should all problems be answered, submit information on websites found in the reading assignment. Groupwork: Develop a schedule for your groupwork Project Document. Include the tasks, subtasks, and activities shown on the work breakdown structure as they relate to milestones shown in the statement of work. Identify the time required to complete the tasks, subtasks, and activities. Show the sequence of tasks, subtasks, and activities and how they relate to each other including dependencies and precedence relationships. Identify the critical path for the schedule. Save the schedule for consolidation in the final document to be submitted during week eight. Individual Project: Document and submit a ‘data analysis' giving an overview of the system data. Show how various data relates to the system organizational environment, users, levels of management served, and the organizational culture for the system. Provide a narrative for overall data flow, elements, structure, and data stores. Illustrate the narrative with a context level diagram of the system showing entity relationships. Post the project material to the virtual classroom for peer review and grading. Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the instructor for grading and feedback. Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Systems Analysis & Design on page 268 and include related examples from your personal observation or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom. Week 6: Process Analysis Lecture: Read the lecture on "System Analysis Flow Diagram Methods" Reading Assignment: Systems Analysis & Design Chapter 9. Search the internet for websites on process analysis. Discussion Question: Choose one question from Systems Analysis & Design Review Questions on page 309 that has not been answered yet. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom. Should all questions be answered, submit information on websites found in the reading assignment. Homework Problem: Choose one problem from Systems Analysis & Design on page 310 that has not been answered yet. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom. Should all problems be answered, submit information on websites found in the reading assignment. Groupwork: Define resources and resource loading for your groupwork Project Document. Show resources required by each task, subtask, or activity and how resources will be allocated. Provide a time-cost model for expenditure of funds. Save the resource statement for consolidation in the final document to be submitted during week eight. Individual Project: Conduct and develop a ‘process analysis' for the Information Systems Plan. Provide a narrative of system processes with associated data and data flow. Decompose the context level diagram of the system submitted in an earlier assignment into a data flow diagram showing processes, associated data, and data stores. Post the project material to the virtual classroom for peer review and grading. Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the instructor for grading and feedback. Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Systems Analysis & Design on page 309 and include related examples from your personal observation or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom. Week 7: Financial Analysis Lecture: Read the lecture on Structured Analysis Concepts Reading Assignment: Systems Analysis & Design Chapter 10. Search the internet for websites on financial analysis. Discussion Question: Choose one question from Systems Analysis & Design Review Questions on page 350 that has not been answered yet. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom. Homework Problem: Choose one problem from Systems Analysis & Design on page 351 that has not been answered yet. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom. Should all problems be answered, submit information on websites found in the reading assignment. Groupwork: Write a control statement for your groupwork Project Document. Indicate how and when the activity results (deliverables) will be measured, timing and content of graphic and written reports, and action to be taken for deviations in the planned schedule and resource loading. Save the control statement for consolidation in the final document to be submitted during week eight. Individual Project: Provide a financial analysis for the Information System Plan. Include an estimate of time and resources (e.g. facilities, technology, vendor and employee expenses, etc.) with associated cost. Also, include a break-even analysis, cash flow analysis, and present value analysis. Provide a narrative on methods to be used for control of project activities and costs. Illustrate the material with charts and graphs. Post the project material to the virtual classroom for peer for peer review and grading. Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the instructor for grading and feedback. Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Systems Analysis & Design on page 350 and include related examples from your personal observation or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom. Week 8: Object Oriented Analysis Lecture: Read the lecture on Object Oriented and Structured Analysis Comparison Reading Assignment: Systems Analysis & Design Chapter 18. Search the internet for websites on object oriented analysis. Discussion Question: Choose one question from Systems Analysis & Design Review Questions on page 700 that has not been answered yet. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom. Homework Problem: Choose one problem from Systems Analysis & Design on page 701 that has not been answered yet. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom. Should all problems be answered, submit information on websites found in the reading assignment. Groupwork: Consolidate material from previous assignments into one groupwork Project Document. Include the names of participants, course, date, document title, statement of work, work breakdown structure, schedule, organizational structure, resource allocation, and control information. Include a table of contents that indicates the location of the previous assignments in the document. Submit the completed groupwork Project Document to the classroom for peer review and grading. Individual Project: Consolidate the previous weekly project assignments into an Information Systems Plan document. Include a title page with student, course and system name. Also include the system description along with needs, feasibility, data, process, and financial analysis material. Provide a table of contents that indicates the location of the previous assignments in the document. Formalize the document and submit it to the classroom for peer review. Final Examination: Take the final exam supplied by the instructor to your proctor. Student Opinion Survey: Complete the Student Opinion Survey form at the Park College Distance Education web page. Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. Confirm that the final exam has been taken with a proctor and the Student Opinion Survey form has been completed. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Systems Analysis & Design on page 699 and include related examples from your personal observation or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom.

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

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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 .

Additional Information:
Online Course Policies:
Policy #1:  Submission of Work
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 am MST and Sunday at 11:59 PM MST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date.

Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts.
When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in either Microsoft Word, RTF, ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats.

Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation
General email:  Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class.

Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members.

Online Instructor Response Policy: Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.

Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact.  Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course.  What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism.  Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online:
http://goto.intwg.com and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html

Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?).  If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.  

Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the Online classroom.  
If you experience computer difficulties (need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your Online course, click on the "Help Button" button in your Online Classroom, then click on the helpdesk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the helpdesk for assistance.  
If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact your instructor immediately.



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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