IS 240 System Analysis and Design

This course is concerned with the fundamental knowledge, methods and skills needed to analyze, design and implement computer-based systems. It addresses the role of the systems analyst, the techniques and technologies used, and the ethical considerations in requirements specification. The structured software development life cycle approach, modeling techniques and development phases are comprehensively discussed and reviewed. In modeling techniques, process models, information models and object oriented models are thoroughly described. A project is given to all students that should cover analysis and design phases of a relatively data-oriented business case; with emphasis on data modeling (ER diagrams) and process modeling (DFDs).