1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
17 / FALL1 - Early Fall 8-Week Session
17 / FALL1 - Early Fall 8-Week Session Evening Campus
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
|Course Prefix and Number:||CISS 280|
|Course Title:||Systems Analysis and Design I|
|Semester Credit Hours:||3|
|Class Day and Time:||
5:30 PM-9:30 PM
There is no class September 4th, 2017 in observance of Labor day. The make up day is Friday September 8th, 2017.
This course is web-enhanced, taught entirely in a classroom setting using D2L course management software to supplement in-seat content.
The first in a two-course sequence (see CISS 320). Explores requirements and methods for documenting and analyzing existing business information systems; includes investigation and development of alternative solutions. Prerequisite: CISS 234 or CISS 238 or CISS 241.
CISS 234 or CISS 238 or CISS 241.
- Modern Systems Analysis and Design 8th edition
- Author: Valacich (Pearson)
· To understand information systems and the systems development life cycle from a management perspective.
· To examine the structured tools and techniques used to analyze and document business information systems.
· To learn techniques for fact-finding, oral and written communications, and cost-benefit analysis.
Additional Instructor Objectives
· Introduction to the Systems Development Life Cycle · Feasibility Study and Cost-Benefit Analysis · Fact-Finding and Communication · The Analysis Process · Modeling Tools · Systems Design
Measurable Learning Outcomes
· Explain intelligently the purpose of structured systems analysis and design.
· Identify the common phases associated with the software/systems development life cycle.
· Explain the importance of information to an organization and why and how it should be managed as any other resource owned by the organization.
· Identify and describe common types of information systems.
· Explain when and why data sampling should occur during systems analysis and design.
· Explain the creation of effective interviews and questionnaires.
· Identify the function of entity relationship diagrams in structured systems analysis and design.
· Define the function of data flow diagrams in structured systems analysis and design.
· Identify common mistakes that occur when creating data flow diagrams.
· Discuss the common methods used to define the logic associated with all data flow diagram processes.
· Discuss the importance of evaluating project feasibility and how to perform cost based analysis.
Lectures conducted illustrating concepts and techniques used in business and industry.
Out of Class Activities
Assignments given according to syllabus and due by beginning of class of the assigned date. Assignments include reading and hands-on practical lessons and projects. Student should be familiar with Microsoft Office. A System Analysis and Design project will be developed throughout the semester incorporating topics within the readings and assignments.
|Assignments||200 Points||50% of grade|
|Description - |
Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the scheduled day according to the syllabus. Assignment time may be allowed at the end of each lecture. This allows students to ask questions and solve any issues they may have. Use of computers other than Columbia College computers may result in compatibility problems that may lead to extra work on the student behalf. Theory will be taught and applied; students will use software tools used in today’s business in a System Analysis and Design project.
|Method of Evaluation - |
System Analysis and Design Project
|Exam I & II||200 Points||50% of grade|
|Description - |
Examinations are non-comprehensive over the material in the text and lectures. Tests consist of objective questions including multiple choice, matching, true/false, fill in the blank, and/or short answer. Class will be held before the examination to discuss any questions students may have regarding topics on the test. If for any appropriate reason a student has to miss an exam, prior scheduling may be done to take the exam.
|Method of Evaluation - |
Exam I 100 Points
Additional Information / Instructions
All software used in class is available at the Columbia College Computer Lab. Various Microsoft products will be demonstrated but not required. Students should have an understanding of Microsoft Office. In addition Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project will be demonstrated. Some research may be required to complete assignments. Students may hand in Assignments electronically through D2L or by hard copy. Students should be prepared to discuss the Chapters on the night of class. Discussions will highlight topics covered in the reading assignments. Exams will cover concepts included in the chapter readings along with class discussion.
Schedule of Activities and Assignments
|Introduction to System Analysis|
Syllabus Chapter 1 Context of System Analysis and Design
Assignment #1 Discuss Influences of Information Systems
|Information System Development|
Assignment #2 Proposal (brief)
Assignment #1 due
Chapter 3 Project Management
LAB Assignment #3 Pert Chart
Assignment #6 Requirements Document
Assignment #2 Due
Chapter 7 Process Modeling
Assignment # 8 DFD
|Process & Data Modeling|
Chapter 7 & 8
Chapter 8 Data Modeling
Work on Lab 8 & 9
Assignment #6 & #7 due
Assignment # 10 Feasibility
Assignment #8 & #9 due
Assignment #10 Due
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