Fundamentals of Business Systems Development

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BSA 375

FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

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CONTRIBUTORS

THE UNIVERSITY GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE FOLLOWING PROFESSIONALS TO THE COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE. • Steve Northam, MA, Faculty Member, University of Phoenix. • Blair Smith, MBA, CDP, CDRP, Associate Dean, University of Phoenix. • Rachel Anderson, Curriculum Development Manager, College of Information Systems and Technology. • Adam Honea, Ph.D., Dean, College of Information Systems and Technology.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course introduces the fundamental logical and design considerations addressed during system and application software development. It provides a solid background in information systems analysis and design techniques through a combination of theory and application. Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) will be fundamental to the course.

TOPICS AND OBJECTIVES

Systems Development Life Cycle

• Define the systems approach.
• Identify the roles in systems development.
• Define the systems development life cycle.
• Examine the feasibility study.

Systems Analysis

• Define systems analysis and systems requirements.
• Identify information-gathering channels.
• Examine diagramming tools.
• Identify methodologies other than SDLC.

Systems Design

• Define design specifications.
• Compare high-level to detail design.
• Compare logical to physical design.
• Identify alternative design strategies.
• Compare and contrast design techniques.

Systems Implementation

• Analyze build versus buy.
• Examine system testing.
• Identify installation strategies.
• Examine documentation.

Systems Support

• Identify types of maintenance.
• Examine the management of maintenance.
• Analyze the role of training.
• Apply systems development analysis.

DELIVERY METHODS

This module contains assignments and information for multiple course delivery methods.

[pic]ALL DELIVERY METHODS
THESE ASSIGNMENTS ARE APPLICABLE FOR ALL DELIVERY METHODS.

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STUDENTS MEET FACE TO FACE WITH THE INSTRUCTOR AND THEIR CLASSMATES.

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STUDENTS MEET VIA COMPUTER WITH THE INSTRUCTOR AND THEIR CLASSMATES.

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CLASSROOM AND ONLINE DELIVERY METHODS ARE COMBINED.

[pic]DIRECTED STUDY
STUDENT WORKS ONE-TO-ONE WITH THE INSTRUCTOR.
In all cases, refer to the syllabus distributed by your instructor for a comprehensive listing of the assignment descriptions and due dates.

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

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ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP IN THAT THEY APPEAR.

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ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE COMPLETED DURING THE WORKSHOP IN THAT THEY APPEAR.

Student Materials

COURSE MATERIALS

The materials for this course are electronic and are found on the BSA 375 rEsourceSM Web page.

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX MATERIALS

(NOTE: This material is found in the back of the module.)
Learning Team Project

Workshop One

Systems Development Life Cycle
• Define the systems approach.
• Identify the roles in systems development.
• Define the systems development life cycle.
• Examine the feasibility study.

ASSIGNMENTS

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1. READ SECTION ONE OF THE ETEXT.
2. Read the articles for Workshop One.

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1. READ THE FOLLOWING ITEMS, AVAILABLE AT HTTP://ECAMPUS.PHOENIX.EDU: a. “Learning Team Charter”
b. “Directions for Completing Learning Team Log”
c. “Learning Team Log”
d. “Directions for Completing the Learning Summary”
e. “Learning Summary”
2. Select Learning...
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