IST 654: Information Systems Analysis

This course focuses on automated tools and technologies and methods of systems analysis through decomposition and modeling. Students practice project management and systems analysis techniques as well as structured methodologies. Students eventually apply what they learn to a final group project. In this course, students will cover the concepts and techniques of information systems analysis and design (SA&D), including analysis skills as well as managerial issues. The course covers techniques used by modern systems analysts and gives extensive practice with structured methodologies and object-oriented techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define various systems analysis and design concepts and terminologies.
  • Describe the stages of the system development life cycle model.
  • Describe different methodologies and state-of-the-art developments in SA&D techniques and methods.
  • Compare, use, and synthesize different conceptual modeling techniques for systems analysis.
  • Apply logic modeling techniques.
  • Address the managerial issues and model the importance of collaboration/communication involved in SA&D.

Tools and Concepts:

  • SA&D
  • Entity relation diagrams (ERDs)
  • Data flow diagrams (DFDs)
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML)

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