BSA/375 Fundamentals of Business
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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. The Systems Development Life Cycle will be fundamental to the course.
May 26, 2015 - Jun 29, 2015
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Lise Hautzinger-Forrest (PRIMARY)
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Get Ready for Class
• Familiarize yourself with the textbooks used in this course. Instructions
Dennis, A., Wixom, B. H., & Roth, R. M. (2015). Systems Analysis & Design (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
• BSA/375 Podcast Lectures
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BSA/375 Podcast Lectures
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• Review the Read Me First
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Read Me First
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Systems Development Life Cycle
May, 26 - Jun, 01
1.1 Define the Systems Development Life Cycle.
1.2 Describe roles of systems analyst and others in system development projects. 1.3 Explain feasibility in systems development.
Required Learning Activities
• ToolWire® Personal Student Desktop Access
Access the ToolWire® Personal Student Desktop.
• Ch. 1, Systems Analysis & Design
Read Ch. 1, "The Systems Analyst and Information Systems Development," of Systems Analysis & Design. • Ch. 2, Systems Analysis & Design
Read Ch. 2, "Project Selection and Management," of Systems Analysis & Design.
• Week One Electronic Reserve Readings
Review the search strings and read two articles from the Electronic Reserve Readings. Support Material
Week One Electronic Reserve Readings
• Supporting Activity: Development Methodologies
Write a short answer to the following:
Review the agile and waterfall methodologies in Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) in your readings and in the podcast for this week.
Explain the main differences between the agile and waterfall methodologies. What types of software application development projects would be better suited for each methodology and why?
• Supporting Activity: Systems Analyst...
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