Systems Analysis and Design / Edition 8

Systems Analysis and Design / Edition 8

by Kenneth E. Kendall, Julie E. Kendall
     
 

ISBN-10: 013608916X

ISBN-13: 9780136089162

Pub. Date: 01/15/2010

Publisher: Prentice Hall

OFTEN IMITATED, NEVER DUPLICATED...

There is simply no other Systems Analysis and Design textbook as exciting as Kendall & Kendall'. Their dynamic, comprehensive presentation leaves no stone unturned. With plenty of review questions and problems, hypothetical consulting situations, an ongoing case study, and even an associated Internet-based case study,

Overview

OFTEN IMITATED, NEVER DUPLICATED...

There is simply no other Systems Analysis and Design textbook as exciting as Kendall & Kendall'. Their dynamic, comprehensive presentation leaves no stone unturned. With plenty of review questions and problems, hypothetical consulting situations, an ongoing case study, and even an associated Internet-based case study, this book makes the concepts of the course understandable and motivating. You are given all the tools to learn how to become a successful systems analyst, ace your exams, and have fun doing it'

YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO BE A SYSTEMS ANALYST AND SYSTEMS DESIGNER...

This book includes expanded coverage of data flow diagrams, data dictionaries, and process specifications, as it introduces examples of new software used by analysts and designers to manage projects, analyze and document systems, design new systems, and implement their plans.

YOU NEED CURRENT TOPICS IN SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN...

The fifth edition of Systems Analysis and Design has new coverage of UML, wireless technologies, ERP, Web-based systems for e-commerce, and expanded coverage on RAD and GUI design.

YOU WANT YOUR SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN TEXT TO GIVE YOU HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE...

HyperCase—original, hypertext-based software created by the authors—is located on the text's Companion Web site: www.prenhall.com/kendall. This innovative software gives users firsthand experience with a business and organizational structure, allowing you to interview employees, observe office dynamics and practices, analyze prototypes, and review existing systems. The case, a businesssimulation called "Maple Ridge Engineering," is revisited throughout the text, with end-of-chapter exercises. All activities are based on real-life consulting experiences.

YOU MUST HAVE INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET EXPERIENCE AS A SYSTEMS ANALYST...

The authors include new coverage on analyzing e-commerce—including thorough new material of e-commerce Web site design—and more than 70 consulting opportunities, including new ones with an e-commerce focus. Students can evaluate the political, ethical, social, and economic implications of their systems design in these mini-cases.

KENDALL & KENDALL, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, FIFTH EDITION giving you the tools to learn, practice, and perfect your skills in Systems Analysis and Design like no other text on the market ever has or ever will!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136089162
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/15/2010
Series:
Pearson Custom Business Resources Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

I. SYSTEMS ANALYSIS FUNDAMENTALS.

1. Assuming the Role of the Systems Analyst.
2. Understanding Organizational Style and Its Impact on Information Systems.
3. Determining Feasibility and Managing Analysis and Design Activities.

II. INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS.

4. Sampling and Investigating Hard Data.
5. Interviewing.
6. Using Questionnaires.
7. Observing Decision-Maker Behavior and the Office Environment.
8. Prototyping and Rapid Application Development.

III. THE ANALYSIS PROCESS.

9. Using Data Flow Diagrams.
10. Analyzing Systems Using Data Dictionaries.
11. Describing Process Specifications and Structured Decisions.
12. Analyzing Semistructured Decision Support Systems.
13. Preparing the Systems Proposal.
14. Writing and Presenting the Systems Proposal.

IV. THE ESSENTIALS OF DESIGN.

15. Designing Effective Output.
16. Designing Effective Input.
17. Designing Databases.
18. Designing User Interfaces.
19. Designing Accurate Data-Entry Procedures.

V. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND IMPLEMENTATION.

20. Quality Assurance through Software Engineering.
21. Successfully Implementing the Information System.
22. Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Designand UML.

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