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CST-385-20, Systems Analysis (SP14)

INSTRUCTOR: William J. Von Hagel, Jr., D.M.

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Semester/Thursdays/6 pm – 8:45pm, January 30, Feb. 6, 20, 27, March 6, 20, April 3, 10, 24, May 8.

CONTENT:

Facing a challenging global marketplace, companies need strong IT resources to survive and compete effectively. Many of today’s learners will become the systems analysts, managers, and IT professionals of tomorrow. This course will enable learners to translate business requirements into information systems that support a company’s short- and long-term objectives. Case studies and assignments teach analytical and problem-solving skills. Learners learn about traditional structured analysis, object-oriented concepts, and agile methods, while emphasizing critical thinking.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

·Enhance critical thinking skills to develop perception, organization, analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to take to the workplace.

·Gain an understanding of systems analysis and design and an understanding of project management concepts early in the systems development process.

·Understand multi-method coverage, including a comparison of structured, object-oriented, and agile systems development methods.

·Emphasize the importance of planning, implementing, and managing and effective IT security program.

·Explain how IT supports business requirements in today’s intensely competitive environment, and describe major IT developments and trends.

·Describe a systems analyst’s job in a typical business organization, and show learners how to use various tools and techniques to improve their skills and manage their careers.

·Obtain a comprehensive Systems Analyst’s Toolkit that highlights four major cross-functional tools, including: Communications Tools, CASE Tools, Financial Analysis Tools, and Internet Resource Tools.

METHODS:  

Methods of instruction will include lectures, examples, internet-based research, and other video-based instruction.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

In development. Please refer to course syllabus.

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

Systems Analysis and Design, 9th Ed., Gary B. Shelly, Harry J. Rosenblatt. ISBN-13: 978-1-133-27405-6. ISBN-10:1-133-27405-6

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

N/A

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

N/A.

Please see Joule course site for additional information.