This groundbreaking text provides the most comprehensive, balanced and up-to-date coverage of systems analysis and design available. The Third Edition maintains the dual focus on the concepts and techniques from both the traditional, structured approach and the object-oriented approach to systems development. Instructors have the flexibility to emphasize one approach over the other, or both, while referring to one integrated case study that runs through every chapter. The authors emphasize fundamentals of lasting value, while addressing the diverse development environments available today.
Part 1: The Modern System Analyst 1. The World of the Modern Systems Analyst 2. Approaches to System Development 3. The Analyst as a Project Manager Part 2: Systems Analysis Tasks 4. Beginning the Analysis: Investigating System Requirements 5. Modeling System Requirements: Events and Things 6. The Traditional Approach to Requirements 7. The Object-Oriented Approach to Requirements 8. Evaluating Alternatives for Requirements, Environment, and Implementation Part 3: System Design Tasks 9. Moving to Design 10. The Traditional Approach to Design 11. The Object-Oriented Approach to Design: Use Case Realization 12. Advanced Topics in Object-Oriented Design 13. Designing Databases 14. Designing the User Interface 15. Designing System Interfaces, Controls, and Security Part 4: Implementation and Support 16: Making the System Operational 17. Current Trends in System Development 18. Packaged Software and Enterprise Resource Planning Appendices A: Principles of Project Management Online Appendices (available only on www.course.com) B: Project Schedules with PERT/CPM Charts C: Calculating Net Present Value, Payback Period, and Return on Investment D: Presenting the Results to Management