IS 316 Computer Sys Analys & Design II
S1F 2008 MY
Hubbard, William B.
Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
MS, Information Systems, Strayer University, 1991BS, Management/Computer Information Systems, Park University, 1987AAS, Data Processing, Community College of the Air Force, 1980
Fort Myer, Virginia
01/07/2008 to 03/09/2008
5:00 - 10:00 PM
IS 315 3:0:3
Textbook: Seventh Edition by Kendall & Kendall, Prentice Hall ISBN-0-13-615405-0, 2007. For papers, including laboratory assignments, either the American Psychological Association (APA) style or the Modern Language Association (MLA) style will be the only writing styles accepted.
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Additional Resources: 1. Structured System Development, 2nd Edition, Fraser Publishing 1990, 2001.
2. Systems Analysis and Design, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. 1987.
3. Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach, Roger S. Pressman, McGraw-Hill, 1992.
4. Database Systems: Concepts, Languages, & Architectures, McGraw-Hill, 1999.
5. Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design,
Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 2000.
6. The Data Model Resource Book: A Library of Data Models for Specific Industries,
John Wiley & Sons, 2001.
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Educational Philosophy: I encourage lively discussion based on both my experiences and the students’ experiences along with our current activities. Moreover, each student is encouraged to engage interactively with both fellow students and instructor to share and provide experiences with research and laboratory activities from both class assignments and employment activities. Each student is encouraged to bring and discuss articles from periodicals, newspapers, Internet and technical writings that are germane to the Computer Systems Analysis and Design discipline.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 final exam which counts for 20% of the grade. Questions on the final exam will be developed to test at least eight of the ten course core objectives.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The course will consist of Lectures, Class Discussions, Computer Lab/Workshop Sessions, Computer Lab/Workshop Assignments, Reports, Briefings, Weekly Homework Quizzes, Midterm and Final Exams, Project Term Paper combined with Presentation.
The student will accomplish the following:
a. Receive assigned chapters in the textbook to read and study;
b. Take quizzes as a form to enforce the student’s understanding and recall of terminology, conventions, and techniques from the reading assignment;
c. Participate in a group system analysis project;
d. be required to successfully complete designated milestones for a running case study;
e. Perform system modeling using various templates;
f. Complete weekly homework and lab assignments prior to each class, and participate in classroom discussions and workshops;
Additionally, each student’s homework must be typed (via word processor) and neat.
1. Quizzes: Weekly homework quizzes will be assigned in advance to the student.
2. Labs/Workshops: Students will be assigned three labs/workshops using the team concept, designing a system, and will brief the class and instructor on the progress of the system chosen.
3. Mid-term and Final Exams: Students will complete one Mid-term and one Final Examination.
4. Research Paper and Presentations: A topic is to be chosen using system research material gathered, and a system design in the form of a term paper supporting a Team Project accomplished. This topic will include the organization or firm that you want represented. That organization or firm may be real or imagined, but have a degree of validity (such as “Boilermakers Union” ,”Southern Football Association”, “Feed & Grain Administration”, “U.S. Army”, “U.S Department of State”, and so on). For example, this could be a check cashing system, ticket sales system, speed control system, sports information system, or an inventory system. Research material should be information gathered from, but not limited to, software system literature, including specifications and cost material. A minimum of four references must be used and cited. Use the textbook, vendor material, information technology periodicals, and the Internet when choosing the system (all must be used for references). Ensure that these selections are categorized with the same platform types and cost types for comparison purposes. For example, choose those that are only personal computer platform systems, and chose those that are only retail prices, or chose those that are only mini-computer platforms, and choose those that are only wholesale prices. Your system selections and topic must be approved by the instructor.
You must use APA 5th edition or the current version of MLA for your formatting. The body of the paper should be at least 15 pages in length with not more than 25 pages total, with header, title page, table of contents, reference page. Margins should be 1" and the entire paper should be double-spaced. You should use the first paragraph to introduce the topic to the reader and to introduce the main points of the paper. The main points of the paper will include the main topics of a modern computer software system methodology that would be useful to the public sector, U.S. Government, or a local government. Develop a specification analysis, and a cost benefit analysis detailing system specifications (pros and cons), cost, and performance. Additionally, you will provide a summarized cost and specification analysis for the system methodology you have chosen. Diagrams and Graphics using Microsoft PowerPoint or Visio are encouraged. Ensure that transition sentences should be used to tie one system summary into the next. A final concluding paragraph depicting your choice of the system methodology you have chosen must be included. This term paper is due both electronically and on paper as scheduled.
The paper will be graded to include: grammar, flow of thought, transitions, content, and format. Other factors may be considered in the grading of this paper. If you have any questions while completing this assignment, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor to have the question answered. Student teams (with each team member participating) will present their paper to the class (slides are encouraged). Grading criteria of paper: format/references-10, grammar-10, introduction-5, transitions and flow of thought-5, conclusion-10, system summaries-40, graphics/diagrams-10; presentation-10).
Eight homework quizzes, class participation, three workshops toward team project, a midterm exam, a term project paper with presentation, and a final exam will determine your course grade. Further details of labs and term paper with presentation will be covered in class. The relative weight of the course will be as follows:
Lab/Workshops and Student Briefs (3)
A = 95-100% 1000-950
B = 85-94% 949-850
C = 75-84% 849-750
D = 70-74% 749-700
F = Less than 70% 699-Below
Late Submission of Course Materials:
If an assignment is due on a night that the student is not present, it is the student's responsibility to get the assignment to the instructor on the due date. Five points will be deducted each day an assignment is late. Assignments will not be accepted after three dates of the due date without prior approval from the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
· Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade.
· Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time.
· Students are required to read all material assigned prior to class and apply the material during class discussions, activities, and exercises.
· The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence, either prior to or immediately after the absence.
· Computers are now an integral part of our educational experience.
· Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines.
· Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
· Students are expected to respect other students' opinions and values, even if they disagree with those opinions and values.
· There should only be one person talking at a time. Side bar conversations will not be tolerated.
7 January 2008
8 & 9 (Review)
Analyzing Systems Using Data Dictionaries
Describing Process Specifications & Structured Decisions
Preparing the System Proposal.
Read Chapter 10;
Answer questions at end of Chap. 10.
14 January 2008
Designing Effective Output.
Read Chapter 11;
Answer questions at end of Chap. 11. Homework Assn. Chap. 10 Due. Lab/Workshop 1;
21 January 2008
MID-TERM Exam Review
Designing Effective Input.
Read Chapter 12; Answer questions at end of Chap. 12. Homework Assn. Chap. 11 Due;
Project Input/Output Design Due;.
28 January 2008
Read Chapter 13; Answer questions at end of Chap. 13; Homework Assn. Chap.12 Due; Lab/Workshop2; Student Brief
4 February 2008
Human Computer Interaction
Read Chapter 14; Answer questions at end of Chap. 14; Homework Assn. Chap. 13 Due;
11 February 2008
Designing Accurate Data Entry Procedures
Read Chapters 15; Answer questions at end of Chapters 15; Homework Assn. Chap. 14 Due; Lab/Workshop 3; Student Brief.
18 February 2008
Quality Assurance Through Software Engineering
Read 16; Answer questions at end of Chap. 16; Homework Assn. Chap. 15 Due
25 February 2008
17 & 18 (Discussion)
FINAL Exam Review
Successfully Implementing the Information System; Object-Oriented System Analysis and Design;
FINAL Exam Review; and Project Presentations
Read Chapters 17 & 18; Homework Assn. Chap. 16 Due; Final Exam Review; Project Presentations
3 March 2008
Describing Process Specifications
FINAL Exam and Project Presentations
Project Presentations; and Final Exam.
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