Today's students want to practice the application of concepts. As with the previous editions of this book, the authors write to balance the coverage of concepts, tools, techniques, and their applications, and to provide the most examples of system analysis and design deliverables available in any book. The textbook also serves the reader as a professional reference for best current practices.
This text for practical graduate and undergraduate courses in information systems development discusses systems analysis and development methodology, and describes activities, tools, and techniques for analyzing business requirements for an improved system in the front-end, middle life, and back-end cycles. The authors also provide modules on phases of systems development that span life cycles, such as project management, information gathering, cost- benefit analysis, and joint application development. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Revised edition of the 1986 publication (same title). A textbook for undergraduate students at two- and four-year colleges and trade schools. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Jeff Whitten is Professor and department Head of Computer Technology (CPT). CPT offers baccalaureate degrees in both information systems development and telecommunications & networking. Professor Whitten is heavily involved in curriculum development and outreach. His main interests include systems analysis and design, computer-aided software engineering, rapid application development, and database development.
Lonnie Bentley is Professor and Associate Department Head of Computer Technology (CPT). CPT offers baccalaureate degrees in both information systems development and telecommunications & networking. As Associate Head, Professor Bentley is primarily responsible for academic affairs of the department. His main teaching and scholarly interests include systems analysis and design, computer-aided software engineering (CASE), rapid application development (RAD), and graphical user interface (GUI) design.
Brief ContentsPrefacePart One The Context of Systems Development Projects1 The Context of Systems Analysis and Design Methods2 Information System Building Blocks3 Information Systems Development4 Project ManagementPart Two Systems Analysis Methods5 Systems Analysis6 Fact-Finding Techniques for Requirements Discovery7 Modeling System Requirements with Use Cases8 Data Modeling and Analysis9 Process Modeling10 Object-Oriented Analysis and Modeling Using the UML11 Feasibility Analysis and the System ProposalPart Three Systems Design Methods12 Systems Design13 Application Architecture and Modeling14 Database Design15 Output Design and Prototyping16 Input Design and Prototyping17 User Interface Design18 Object-Oriented Design and Modeling Using the UMLPart Four Beyond Systems Analysis and Design19 Systems Construction and Implementation20 Systems Operations and SupportPhoto CreditsGlossary/Index