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: All classes will combine lecture with group discussion. Additional handouts will be provided periodically. Outside research for class discussion is encouraged. The instructor will encourage the students to "think-outside-the-box" in learning about information requirements.
Learning Outcomes:a. Explain the roles associated with the development of information systems.
b. Name the three perspectives for any information system
c. Identify and explain the stages of the system development life cycle.
d. Demonstrate knowledge of the 10 basic principles of system development.
e. Differentiate between the phases of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM).
f. Understand the concept of business rules and demonstrate their collection.
g. Identify the life-cycle activities that apply to all system development phases.
h. Name the basic competencies required for project management.
i. Differentiate between PERT and Gantt charts as project management tools.
j. Understand the basic parts of a Statement of Work.
k. Identify the various system analysis approaches.
l. Demonstrate the ability to model data requirements via an Entity Relationship Diagram
m. Explain the process of using a feasibility analysis matrix.
n. Describe the different methods of collecting business requirements.
o. Describe the methodology of process modeling.
p. Demonstrte the ability to prepare for and conduct a peer review walk-through.
q. Define the three types of constructs.
r. Explain the differences between black holes, gray holes, and miracles.
Course Assessment: Mid-term Exam 35%
Final Exam 35%
Data Model 15%
Class Participation 5%
Grading: 2 Exams worth 100 points each.
1 Data Model worth 100 points.
1 Presentation worth 20 points.
Late Submission of Course Materials: If course material is late due to military deployment or other acceptable reasons, the instructor will work with the student to meet their obligations.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class participation is expected and will be considered for part of the final grade. Students are expected to be on time, attend all classes, and remain in class for the entire class session. Roll will be taken during each class. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness or temporary duty, are excusable. Students finding themselves unable to make a class, should notify the instructor. Three unexcused absences are considered excessive, and could be considered grounds for a failing grade. Students performing temporary duty must provide the instructor with a copy of orders. Students are encouraged to call the instructor. This syllabus is only a guide. The instructor reserves the right to deviate from it for the betterment of the class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Date Material
22 Mar Intro, Chapter 1
24 Mar Chapters 1 & 2
29 Mar Chapter 3
31 Mar Chapter 5
5 Apr Chapter 6
7 Apr Chapter 8, Review
12 Apr Mid Exam
14 Apr Chapter
19 Apr Chapter 8
21 Apr Chapters 4 & 7
26 Apr Chapter 7
28 Apr Chapter 9
3 May Chapter 9
5 May Presentations
10 May Presentations; Review
12 May Final Exam
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