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This groundbreaking title presents a balanced focus on concepts and techniques from both traditional systems analysis and the newer object-oriented approach, to provide the most complete, up-to-date coverage of systems analysis and design with a minimum of extraneous information and outdated theory. The emphasis is therefore placed on fundamentals of lasting value rather than on details of only one specific analysis and design method. At the same time, because of the diversity of development environments in the real world, coverage of all major approaches to both analysis and design are included. The importance of system models is emphasized, whether they are traditional models or object-oriented models.
John Satzinger is a Professor in the Computer Information Systems department at Missouri State University. With teaching and research experience at leading CIS and MIS university programs since 1991, Dr. Satzinger provides a strong managerial focus and powerful vision for this text. His interests and specialties include systems analysis and design, graphical user interface design, object-oriented development, and database and client-server development. He earned his MBA from Cal Poly University and his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate University.
Robert Jackson is a retired member of the faculty of the Information Systems Department at Brigham Young University. He has researched, published, and taught in the areas of object-oriented systems development, e-commerce, Web systems, project management, and information systems education. Bringing a wealth of real-world business experience and technical expertise to this book, Dr. Jackson is currently self-employed as a principal in several new e-commerce ventures, where he practices firsthand the analysis, design, and business principles presented in the Seventh Edition. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.
Stephen Burd is an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico, where he has been teaching courses in management information systems, networks, databases, and hardware/software since 1984. The author of more than seven top-selling textbooks for Course Technology and Cengage Learning, Dr. Burd brings significant strengths and industry knowledge to this text. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Baltimore and his Ph.D. from Purdue University.
PART 1: The Modern Systems Analyst
Chapter 1: The World of the Modern Systems Analyst
Chapter 2: The Analyst as a Project Manager
Chapter 3: The Variety of Approaches to System Development
PART 2: Systems Analysis Tasks
Chapter 4: Investigating System Requirements
Chapter 5: Modeling System Requirements: Events and Things
Chapter 6: The Traditional Approach to Requirements
Chapter 7: The Object-Oriented Approach to Requirements
Chapter 8: Environments, Alternatives and Decisions
PART 3: System Design Tasks
Chapter 9: Approaches to Design
Chapter 10: Designing Databases
Chapter 11: Designing Controls, Inputs and Outputs
Chapter 12: Human Factors and User Interface Design
PART 4: Implementation and Support
Chapter 13: Rapid Application Development and Component Based Development
Chapter 14: Packages and Enterprise Resource Planning
Chapter 15: Making the System Operational (Implementation, Conversion and Support)