Provides overview of the system development life cycle (SDLC) emphasizing analytical techniques to develop the correct definition of business problems and user requirements. Students will prepare a feasibility assessment and develop system requirements for an assigned project. Recommended: One class in a high-level programming language and WR 227. One 200-level business administration course. Additional lab hours may be required. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 21006

From the Instructor:
This class may be completed entirely online. Students are not required to attend any on-campus classes.

Systems analysis is a problem-solving process in which many people may take part. Systems analysis has both a quantitative and a qualitative side. The main purpose of systems analysis is to help decision makers resolve the problems that they face in the short, medium, and long term. As well as being used to craft good solutions, systems analysis can also be an art in terms of achieving an often delicate balance that satisfies multiple stakeholders.

The process and problems we address in this class will be primarily centered on business technology concerns, including exploring analytical techniques to define business problems and identify user requirements. Systems analysis is helpful in addressing techical issues related to information systems for business uses. However, it also works well with budgetary decisions where it points to the most cost-effective courses of action.

Course Specific Requirements:

Required Text - Systems Analysis and Design, 10th Edition Shelly Cashman Series - Author: Rosenblatt - Publisher: Cengage

The text is available as an eBook from the publisher or in print at the PCC bookstore.

eBook from Cengage - eBook ISBN-10 1285405196, ISBN-13 9781285405193

Hard copy from PCC Bookstore - ISBN-10 1285171349, ISBN-13 9781285171340

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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 21006 - 30-Mar-2015 thru 13-Jun-2015
Instructor: Delyse E Totten
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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