Systems Analysis and Design: Spring 2013

Instructor:

Ping Wang

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Spring 2013

Description:

Contemporary information systems are extremely complex and varied. Consequently, developing effective and robust information systems call for a systematic analysis and planning effort on the part of system development teams. Systems analysis and design process spans the entirety of the information system lifecycle, which starts with the conception of the need for a specific information system and ends with the total replacement of the system with a next generation one. This course will introduce the systems analysis and design process in its entirety, and focus on each major step within the process. System analysis and design is still both an art and a science. The course will cover both the science and the art components by introducing essential tools that are used for systems analysis and design, and by offering perspectives that the students can transfer to team projects within the scope of the master’s programs and to real life projects they will venture as information professionals after graduation.

Required Textbook:

Miller, Steven J. 2011. Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-To-Do-Manual.

Hoffer, J.A., George, J.F., and Valacich, J.S. 2011. Modern Systems Analysis and Design, 6th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/INFM613-LBSC603-Spring2013-Wang_0.pdf

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Systems Analysis in the Information Environment: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Dawit David Demissie

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

This course systematically describes the entire life cycle needed to create an information system, including aspects such as system architecture, requirements analysis, interface design, output design, and project management issues. This class focuses on both theory and methods of systems analysis as applied to information systems and services. It is intended to give students a solid foundation in information systems design and analysis using an object-oriented approach. This approach is widely accepted in the information industry and academic environments. The text integrates case studies to present and apply the concepts of the analysis of information systems most commonly used in business applications

Required Textbook:

Kendall, K., & Kendall, E. 2014. Systems Analysis and Design, 9th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/IST636_Syllabus.pdf