Standard

 

CIS 112 - Systems Analysis and Design

Course Description:

Provides a review and application of systems life cycle development methodologies implemented by project teams. Topics include: role of systems analysis and design, preliminary investigation, systems analysis phase, systems design phase, systems development phase, implementation and evaluation, and post-implementation systems operation.

 

Competency Areas:

Hours

 

Role of Systems Analysis and Design

Class

4

Preliminary Investigation

D. Lab

4

Systems Analysis Phase

P. Lab/O.B.I.

0

Systems Design Phase

Credit

6

Systems Development Phase

 

 

Implementation and Evaluation

 

 

Post-Implementation Systems Operation

 

 

 

 

 

Prerequisite:

CIS 105, programming language preferred

Corequisite:

 

 

 

Course Guide

 

Competency

After completing this section, the student will:

Hours

Class

D. Lab

P. Lab/

O.B.I.

ROLE OF SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

8

10

0

Information systems and the systems analyst

Identify the principal characteristics and components of businesses as information systems.

 

 

 

Life-cycle concept

Describe the general life cycle and its application to the management of business information system projects.

 

 

 

The evolution of computer-oriented information systems

Describe the trends of change in computer-oriented business systems since the early 1950s.

 

 

 

Tools and techniques

Identify the different information levels of a typical organization.

 

 

 

Coding

Explain the use of codes in business to identify items of data.

 

 

 

 

Describe the common types of codes.

 

 

 

Forms design

Identify the basic parts of a typical business form.

Describe the different styles and types of forms.

 

 

 

Charting techniques and decision tools

Identify and describe the major chart types used for project management.

 

 

 

 

Describe the use of tables as analytic tools.

 

 

 

 

Explain the purpose and importance of decision trees and charts.

 

 

 

System flowcharts

Name the primary types of system flowcharts and describe the function of each.

 

 

 

Communications

List and describe the basic elements of effective communications.

 

 

 

PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION

6

6

0

Initial investigation

Describe and explain the importance of the initial investigation, fact-finding techniques, and fact analysis techniques.

 

 

 

 

Explain the steps from project initiation through the initial investigation.

 

 

 

Feasibility study

Describe and explain each of the steps in a feasibility study.

 

 

 

 

Choose the best system available.

 

 

 

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS PHASE

6

5

0

Requirements

Describe typical system requirements (i.e., inputs, processes, and outputs).

 

 

 

Fact-finding techniques

Describe when and how to use data collection techniques.

 

 

 

 

Conduct a data collection activity.

 

 

 

 

Prepare and give a presentation.

 

 

 

SYSTEMS DESIGN PHASE

6

5

0

Techniques

Describe the advantages of structured design and development.

 

 

 

Output design

Read and draw computer print charts.

Prepare CRT display layouts from data element lists.

 

 

 

Input design

Demonstrate correct design principles for disk, tape, CRT, and data-entry devices.

 

 

 

File design

Design sequential and random-access type files.

 

 

 

SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT PHASE

6

10

0

Management

Identify and describe project management.

 

 

 

Estimating

Identify, describe, and explain various programming time estimation methods.

 

 

 

Scheduling

Identify, describe, and explain planning aids such as Grantt charts and PERT/ CPM charts.

 

 

 

Costs

Classify different types of costs.

 

 

 

 

Identify and explain common cost-benefit analysis strategies such as payback analysis, return on investment analysis, and present value analysis.

 

 

 

Development

Develop programs.

Prepare test data and documentation.

 

 

 

IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION

4

0

0

Implementation preparation

Describe the major implementation activities and responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

List system changeover methods.

 

 

 

Evaluation

Explain the purpose of a post-implementation evaluation.

 

 

 

POST-IMPLEMENTATION SYSTEMS OPERATION

4

4

0

Maintenance

Describe a standard maintenance procedure.

 

 

 

Obsolescence

Identify signs of system obsolescence.

 

 

 

 

Suggested Resources

 

Suggested Resources include textbooks shown below or most current edition.

 

Books

 

Gore, M. R., & Stubbe, J. W. (1988). Elements of systems analysis (4th ed.). Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown.

Gore, M. R., & Stubbe, J. W. (1988). Student workbook, Champion Sporting Goods, Inc., case study to accompany elements of systems analysis. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown.

Leeson, M. (1985). Systems analysis and design. Chicago: Science Research Associates.

Powers, M. J., et al. (1984). Computer information systems development: Analysis and design. Cincinnati: South-Western.

Whitten, J. L., et al. (1986). Systems analysis and design methods. St. Louis: Mosby.