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MIS 4200 Systems Analysis and Design

Course Description: MIS 4200 Systems Analysis and Design is an overview of the systems development life cycle with an emphasis on techniques and rolls of system documentation and logical system specifications.

Textbook: Kendall, Kenneth E., and Julie E. Kendall, Systems Analysis and Design, 4e, Upper Saddle River, Prentice Hall, 1999.

Prerequisites: MIS 1200, MIS 1300, MIS 1500, MIS 3000

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • Concept of a system
  • Systems development life cycle from a systems analyst perspective
  • Organizational setting and system design
  • The data flow process for an application
  • Preparation, writing and evaluation of systems proposals
  • Software engineering process
  • System documentation
  • System specifications

Suggested Emphases:

  • Thorough analysis of the impact of an organizational setting on system design
  • Examples of systems analyses you have done
  • Writing skill expected of a professionally employed adult

Helpful Documentation:

  • Relevant job descriptions
  • Performance appraisals relevant to topic
  • Proof of relevant training
  • Sample proposals, feasibility studies, data flow diagrams, etc.
  • Analysis documents
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