System Analysis and Design Syllabus
Course Title: System Analysis and Design (3 Cr.)
Course Code: CACS203
Class Load: 4 Hrs./Week (Theory: 3 Hrs, Tutorial: 1 Hr.)
This course mainly focuses on different aspect of system analysis and design such as foundation, planning, analysis, design, implementation and maintenance.
The general objective of this course is to provide concepts related to information systems development in a systematic approach including foundations, planning, analysis, design, implementation and maintenance.
Unit 1 System Development Fundamentals (9 Hrs.)
a. The Systems Development Environment
Introduction, Modern Approach of System Analysis and Design, Information System and its Type. Developing Information Systems and the Systems Development Life Cycle, The Heart of the Systems Development Process. The Traditional Waterfall SDLC, Approaches for Improving Development, CASE Tools, Rapid Application Development, Service-Oriented Architecture, Agile Methodologies, extreme Programming. Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
b. The Origins of Software
Introduction, System Acquisition, Reuse
c. Managing the Information Systems Project
Introduction, Managing Information Systems Project. Representing and Scheduling Project Plans, Using Project Management Software
Unit 2 Planning (7 Hrs.)
a. System Development Projects: Identification and Selection
Introduction, Identifying and Selecting Systems Development Projects, Corporate and Information Systems Planning
b. System Development Projects: Initiation and Planning
Introduction. Initiating and Planning Systems Development Projects, Process of Initiating and Planning IS Development Projects, Assessing Project Feasibility, Building and Reviewing the Baseline Project Plan
Unit 3 Analysis (13 Hrs.)
a. System Requirements
Introduction, Performing Requirements Determination, Traditional Methods for Determining Requirements, Contemporary Methods for Determining System Requirements. Radical Methods for Determining System Requirements, Requirements Management Tools, Requirements Determination Using Agile Methodologies
b. System Process Requirements
Introduction, Process Modelling, Data Flow Diagramming Mechanics, Using Data Flow Diagramming in the Analysis Process, Modelling Logic with Decision Tables
c. System Data Requirements
Introduction, Conceptual Data Modelling, Gathering Information for Conceptual Data Modelling, Introduction to E-R Modelling, Conceptual Data Modelling and the E-R Model, Representing Super-types and Sub-types, Business Rules, Role of Packaged Conceptual Data Models – Database Patterns.
Unit 4 Design (12 Hrs.)
a. Designing Databases
Introduction, Database Design, Relational Database Model, Normalization, Transforming E-R Diagrams into Relations, Merging Relations, Physical File and Database Design, Designing Fields, Designing Physical Tables
b. Designing Forms and Reports
Introduction, Designing Forms and Reports, Formatting Forms and Reports, Assessing Usability
c. Designing Interfaces and Dialogues
Introduction, Designing Interfaces and Dialogues, Interaction Methods and Devices, Designing Interfaces and Dialogues in Graphical Environments
Unit 5 Implementation and Maintenance (4 Hrs.)
a. System Implementation
Introduction, System Implementation, Software Application Testing, Installation, Documenting the System, Training and Supporting Users, Organizational Issues in Systems Implementation
b. System Maintenance
Introduction, Maintaining Information Systems, Conducting Systems Maintenance
The general teaching pedagogy includes class lectures, group discussions, case studies, guest lectures, research work, project work, assignments (theoretical and practical), and examinations (written and verbal), depending upon the nature of the topics. The teaching faculty will determine the choice of teaching pedagogy as per the need of the topics.
- Jeffrey A. Hoffer, Joey George, Joe Valacich. “Modern Systems Analysis and Design”, 6/E, Prentice Hall India.
- Jeffery Whitten, Lonnie Bentley, “Systems Analysis and Design Methods”, 7/E, McGraw-Hill