IS 315 Computer Sys Analysis & Design I
F1A 2011 BE
Golden, Carolyn L., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. AMDS, Information Management Systems, Walden UniversityMS, Computer Science and Applications, Va Tech
Aug. 15-Oct 9, 2011
8:00 - 10:40 PM
Textbook: Kendall & Kendall, Systems Analysis and Design: Custom Edition for Park University, Prentice Hall, 2011, ISBN: 9780558817282
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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 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 RubricClass Assessment: There will be four exams (3 major tests and the final), weekly homework assignments, case studies, and a final project. There will also be 4 group discussions.
Late Submission of Course Materials: The instructor does not accept late homework without prior aproval.
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Introduction to Class
Chapter 1 – Systems, Roles, and Development Methodologies
Chapter 2 – Understanding and Modeling Organizational Systems
Read Chapter 1: Be able to explain systems, roles, and development methodologies.
Homework#1: Page 21, Review Questions – 1, 3, 7, 12, 15
The CPU Case
Discussion #1: Computers perform many jobs that previously were performed by people. Will computer-based transactions and expanded e-commerce eventually replace person-to-person contact? From a customer’s point of view, is this better? Why or why not.
Read Chapter 2: Be able to understand that organizations and their members are also systems.
Organizations as systems
Depicting Systems Graphically
Use Case Modeling
Levels of Management
Homework #2: Page 48-Review Questions; 1, 7, 11, 15, 20. Problems: 5.
Group work: #1 – 1, #2-4
Read Chapter 3: What is Project Management?
Test #1- Chapters 1 and 2
Chapter 3 – Project Management
Ascertaining Hardware and Software
Identifying, Forecasting, and
Comparing Costs and Benefits
Homework #3: Page 93-Review Questions; 1, 7, 11, 22, 25
Problems: 1, 12, 19
Read Chapter 4: Be able to identify the five steps in interview preparation. What is Joint Application Design?
Chapter 4: Information Gathering: Interactive Methods
Joint Application Design
Homework #4: Page 124-Review Questions;2, 4, 11, 22, 29
Problems: 1, 3, 6
Discussion #2: Microsoft Project is an example of software that is very powerful, but quite expensive. As a project manager, how would you justify the purchase of this software? Also, would you consider using Open Workbench? Why or why not?
Read Chapter 5: Be able to recognize the value of unobtrusive methods for information gathering.
Test #2 – Chapters 3 and 4
Chapter 5: Information Gathering: Unobtrusive Methods
Observing a Decision Maker’s Behavior
Observing The Physical Environment
Homework #5: Page 150-Review Questions; 1, 2, 8, 12
Problems: 1, 3
Group Project: #1
Read Chapter 6: What is meant by Agile modeling and Prototyping
Chapter 6: Agile Modeling and Prototyping.
Developing a Prototype
Rapid Application Development
Comparing Agile Modeling and
Discussion #3: Suppose you tried to explain the concept of throwaway prototyping to a manager, and she responded by asking, “So, is throwaway prototyping a waste of time and money?” How would you reply?
Homework #6: Page 183-1, 7, 13, 25
Read Chapter 7: What are Data Flow Diagrams and how and when are they used?
Chapter 7: Using Data Flow Diagrams
The Data Flow Approach
Developing Data Flow Diagrams
Logical and Physical Data Flow
Homework #7: Page 219- Review Problems 1, 8, 12, 18
Problems: 3, 4
Read Chapter 8: What are data dictionaries used for?
Chapter 8: Analyzing Systems Using Data Dictionaries
The Data Dictionary
The Data Repository
Creating the Data Dictionary
Using the Data Dictionary
Test #4: Final Exam - Comprehensive
Discussion #4: A systems analyst attended a weeklong workshop on structured analysis. When she returned to her job, she told her boss that structured analysis was not worth the time to learn and use on the job. Her view was that it was too academic and had too much new terminology to be useful in a practical setting. Do you agree or disagree? Defend your position.
Homework #8: Page 248 – 1, 7, 13, 17, 19
Problems: 1, 8
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