Information Systems Analysis: Concepts and Practice

Information Systems Analysis: Concepts and Practice

Modern organizations need computerized information systems in order to function, survive, and stay in competitive edge. Information systems analysis is an important step before implementing any computerized information system. Any mistakes made during the analysis stage will significantly affect the later stage of the system development and thus can cause an organization a lot of financial and strategic damages. The competence in information systems analysis is crucial to virtually every modern Information Technology profession, including those professionals highly demanded by the market such as Systems Analysts, Business Analysts, Web Developers, Information Architects, Database Administrators, Network Administrators, or Software Engineers. In this class, you will learn the entire process of information systems development with an emphasis on the front end of the process. You will practice several important systems analysis techniques for both structured and object-oriented approaches. Assignments include individual exercises and a group project.

Class Name Information Systems Analysis: Concepts and Practice
Host School Syracuse University
Class Identifier IST 654
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Crowston
Course Tool (Online) BlackboardCE
Class Description Modern organizations need computerized information systems in order to function, survive, and stay in competitive edge. Information systems analysis is an important step before implementing any computerized information system. Any mistakes made during the analysis stage will significantly affect the later stage of the system development and thus can cause an organization a lot of financial and strategic damages. The competence in information systems analysis is crucial to virtually every modern Information Technology profession, including those professionals highly demanded by the market such as Systems Analysts, Business Analysts, Web Developers, Information Architects, Database Administrators, Network Administrators, or Software Engineers. In this class, you will learn the entire process of information systems development with an emphasis on the front end of the process. You will practice several important systems analysis techniques for both structured and object-oriented approaches. Assignments include individual exercises and a group project.
Class Disclaimer Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date August 30th, 2010 - December 16th, 2010
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day July 30th, 2010
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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