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IS 316 Computer Sys Analys & Design II
Hubbard, William B.


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 316 Computer Sys Analys & Design II

Semester

S1F 2008 MY

Faculty

Hubbard, William B.

Title

Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MS, Information Systems, Strayer University, 1991
BS, Management/Computer Information Systems, Park University, 1987
AAS, Data Processing, Community College of the Air Force, 1980

Office Location

Fort Myer, Virginia

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

703-578-0521

E-Mail

William.Hubbard@park.edu

whubbard39@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

01/07/2008 to 03/09/2008

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

IS 315 3:0:3

Credit Hours

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.

 
Visible Analyst Tutorial, Integrated Data, Process, and Object Modeling, ISBN-0-13-14565-X, 2005, Visible Systems Corporation.

Note: These two textbooks reference Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Visio Professional, and the Visible Analyst CASE Tool (Student Version) to be used by the Student.
 
 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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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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. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: IS315

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

  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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Each student is required to successfully complete seven homework quizzes consisting of mainly of definitions; multiple workshops; satisfactory completion of both Mid-Term and Final Exams; and the satisfactory completion of Phase II of the Systems Analysis and Design Project.
  2. Each student will verbally present to the class their assigned portion System Analysis and Design Project.
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 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 Rubric

Class 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).

 

Grading:

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:

METHOD

PERCENT

POINTS

Homework Quizzes

 10% (Collectively)

 100

Class Participation

 5% (Collectively)

   50

Lab/Workshops and Student Briefs (3)

 10% (Collectively)

 100

Midterm Exam

 20%

 200

Term Paper

 25%

 250

Final Exam

 30%

 300

***TOTAL***

100%

1000

 

 Points:

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.

 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

DATE

CHAPTER(S)

TOPIC(s)

STUDY ASSIGNMENT

7 January 2008

(Week 1)

8 & 9 (Review)

10 (Discussion)

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

(Week 2)

11 (Discussion)

Designing Effective Output.

Read Chapter 11;

Answer questions at end of Chap. 11. Homework Assn. Chap. 10 Due. Lab/Workshop 1;

Student Brief

21 January 2008

(Week 3)

12 (Discussion)

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

(Week 4)

13 (Discussion)

MID-TERM Exam

Designing Databases

Read Chapter 13; Answer questions at end of Chap. 13; Homework Assn. Chap.12 Due; Lab/Workshop2; Student Brief

4 February 2008

(Week 5)

14 (Discussion)

Human Computer Interaction

Read Chapter 14; Answer questions at end of Chap. 14; Homework Assn. Chap. 13 Due;

11 February 2008

(Week 6)

15 (Discussion)

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

(Week 7)

16 (Discussion)

Quality Assurance Through Software Engineering

Read 16; Answer questions at end of Chap. 16; Homework Assn. Chap. 15 Due

25 February 2008

(Week 8)

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

(Week 9)

18 (Discussion)

FINAL Exam

Describing Process Specifications

FINAL Exam and Project Presentations

Project Presentations; and Final Exam.

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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
2, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) managing changes to system requirements (b) comparison of a system analysis and design methodology to an information system. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) managing changes to system requirements (b) comparison of a system analysis and design methodology to an information system. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 0 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) managing changes to system requirements (b) comparison of a system analysis and design methodology to an information system. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is not demonstrated by answering any regarding: (a) managing changes to system requirements (b) comparison of a system analysis and design methodology to an information system. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) methods of showing results of analyzing requirement dependencies (b) example showing results of analyzing requirements dependencies The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) methods of showing results of analyzing requirement dependencies (b) example showing results of analyzing requirements dependencies The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 0 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) methods of showing results of analyzing requirement dependencies (b) example showing results of analyzing requirements dependencies The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is not demonstrated by not answering any  questions regarding: (a) methods of showing results of analyzing requirement dependencies (b) example showing results of analyzing requirements dependencies 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) reasons for involving individuals with various view points in system analysis and design (b) benefits of using a system analysis and design methodology in system maintenance The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) reasons for involving individuals with various view points in system analysis and design (b) benefits of using a system analysis and design methodology in system maintenance The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 0 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) reasons for involving individuals with various view points in system analysis and design (b) benefits of using a system analysis and design methodology in system maintenance The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is not demonstrated by correctly answering questions regarding: (a) reasons for involving individuals with various view points in system analysis and design (b) benefits of using a system analysis and design methodology in system maintenance 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 2 questions regarding (a) automation of systems analysis and design processes (b) characteristics of a systems analysis methodology. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 2 questions regarding (a) automation of systems analysis and design processes (b) characteristics of a systems analysis methodology. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering 0 out of 2 questions regarding (a) automation of systems analysis and design processes (b) characteristics of a systems analysis methodology. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is not demonstrated by answering any questions regarding (a) automation of systems analysis and design processes (b) characteristics of a systems analysis methodology. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
4, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The artifact demonstrates student ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. Recognition and articulation is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) failures in implementing a system    (b) common issues with data security The artifact demonstrates student ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. Recognition and articulation is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) failures in implementing a system    (b) common issues with data security The artifact demonstrates student ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. Recognition and articulation is demonstrated by correctly answering 0 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) failures in implementing a system    (b) common issues with data security The artifact demonstrates student ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. Recognition and articulation is not demonstrated by correctly answering any questions regarding: (a) failures in implementing a system    (b) common issues with data security 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) use of multiple models in system analysis and design (b) system design to support maintenance. The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) use of multiple models in system analysis and design (b) system design to support maintenance The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 0 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) use of multiple models in system analysis and design (b) system design to support maintenance The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is not demonstrated by answering  questions regarding: (a) use of multiple models in system analysis and design (b) system design to support maintenance 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates student ability to use accepted methods and standards in performing system analysis and design activities. Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool functions (b) key activities in system analysis and design The artifact demonstrates student ability to use accepted methods and standards in performing system analysis and design activities. Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool functions (b) key activities in system analysis and design The artifact demonstrates student ability to use accepted methods and standards in performing system analysis and design activities. Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 0 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool functions (b) key activities in system analysis and design The artifact demonstrates student ability to use accepted methods and standards in performing system analysis and design activities. Ability is not demonstrated by answering any questions regarding: (a) computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool functions (b) key activities in system analysis and design 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
6, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The artifact demonstrates student ability to use accepted methods and standards in performing specific system analysis and design activities. Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) system analysis activities supported by computer aided software engineering (CASE) tools (b) testing activities in phases of the system development life cycle The artifact demonstrates student ability to use accepted methods and standards in performing specific system analysis and design activities. Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) system analysis activities supported by computer aided software engineering (CASE) tools (b) testing activities in phases of the system development life cycle The artifact demonstrates student ability to use accepted methods and standards in performing specific system analysis and design activities. Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 0 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) system analysis activities supported by computer aided software engineering (CASE) tools (b) testing activities in phases of the system development life cycle The artifact demonstrates student ability to use accepted methods and standards in performing specific system analysis and design activities. Ability is not demonstrated answering any questions regarding: (a) system analysis activities supported by computer aided software engineering (CASE) tools (b) testing activities in phases of the system development life cycle 
Relationship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates student ability to articulate and communicate activities and results of systems analysis and design, Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) interfaces between a computer systems and stakeholders internal and external to the organization (b) interfaces between a computer system and other systems internal and external to the organization. The artifact demonstrates student ability to articulate and communicate activities and results of systems analysis and design, Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) interfaces between a computer systems and stakeholders internal and external to the organization (b) interfaces between a computer system and other system internal and external to the organization. The artifact demonstrates student ability to articulate and communicate activities and results of systems analysis and design, Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 0 out of 2 questions regarding: (a) interfaces between a computer systems and stakeholders internal and external to the organization (b) interfaces between a computer system and other systems internal and external to the organization. The artifact demonstrates student ability to articulate and communicate activities and results of systems analysis and design, Ability is demonstrated by not answering any questions regarding: (a) interfaces between a computer systems and stakeholders internal and external to the organization (b) interfaces between a computer systems and other system internal and external to the organization. 

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