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IS 315 Computer Systems Analysis and Design I
Neveu, Arthur J.


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CourseIS 315 Computer Systems Analysis and Design I MT
SemesterS2RR2005
FacultyNeveu, Arthur J.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesB.S., Mgt/CIS
M.S., Public Admin
Office LocationMountain Home AFB
Office Hours1000-1400
Daytime Phone828-3139
E-MailArthur.Neveu@park.edu
Arthur.Neveu@mountainhome.af.mil
Semester Dates28 Mar 2005 - 22 May 2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time7:30 - 10:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Kendall & Kendall (2005).  Systems Analysis and Design (6th Edition) Upper Saddle River N.J.: Prentice Hall.

Additional Resources:
Systems Analysis and Design 6th Edition, Student Resource (PowerPoint presentations, and self-review quizzes).

http://wps.prenhall.com/bp_kendall_sad_6/0,9729,1636069--t,00.html

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 remodeling, dictionaries, and documentation.  The student will learn how to use a CASE tool.  Pre-requisite: IS205. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The educational philosophy for this course is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, writings, and supplemental web sites. The facilitator will engage each student in disputatious learning to encourage the exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
1.  Identify stakeholders and describe their roles and individual needs in system development.
2.  Understand the Information System professional and user's role in system development.
3.  Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of strategies and methodologies for design of information systems.
4.  Identify problem/opportunity, cause/effect, and business requirements for a given scenario.
5.  Understand and explain the project management life cycle, scheduling approaches, project progress measurement, and the relationship to the software development life cycle.
6.  Understand the responsibilities of the Project Manager, and discuss their importance to the success of a development project.
7.  Practice traditional system analyst tasks such as: problem, requirements, and decision analysis.
8.  Build process and data models.
9.  Differentiate between physical and logical models.
10.  Build oral and written communication skills, and perform effectively in a team setting.

Course Assessment:
Student assessment will be based on class participation and discussion, a critical review of a current event relating to government IT functions, midterm and final exams, and an individual class project.

Grading:
Grading criteria will be as follows:
90-100, A
80-89, B
70-79, C
60-69, D
Below 60, F

Maximum points awarded:
Project, 40
Midterm Exam, 20
Final Exam, 20
Article Review, 10
Class Participation, 10

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will be expected to attend all classes, and be on time.  Students are required to provide justification for absences, otherwise they will be considered unexcused.  Cellular phones and pagers will be set to silent during class periods.  All readings are required prior to class period, and students should be prepared to discuss the chapter reviews and cases at the end of each chapter.  Discussion of the chapter reviews and cases will be the basis for class participation.  The midterm and final exams may include multiple choice, fill in the blank, and short answer type questions.

 Class ActivitiesReadingProject
29 MarIntroduction to the System AnalystRead Ch1 & 2 
31 MarOrganizational StyleRead Ch3 
5 AprFeasibility/Analysis & Design ActivitiesRead Ch4Identify Project
7 AprInterviewingReview Ch4 
12 AprQuestionnairesRead Ch5Project Feasibility
14 AprSamplingReview Ch5 
19 AprArticle Presentation/ReviewStudy Ch1-5Information Gathering
21 AprMidtermRead Ch6 
26 AprPrototypingReview Ch6 
28 AprRAD & Extreme ProgrammingRead Ch7 
3 MayData Flow DiagramsRead Ch8 
5 MayData DictionariesRead Ch9Data Flows & Structures
10 MaySpecifications & Structured DecisionsReview Ch9 
12 MayFinal ReviewStudy Ch 6-9Specifications & Structured Decisions
17 MayFinal ExamPrepare presentation 
19 MayProject Presentation System Benefits

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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 "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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
 
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