Course Title: System Analysis and Design (3 Cr.)
Course Code: CACS2O3
Year/Semester: 11/III
Class Load: 4 Hrs. / Week (Theory: 3 Hrs, Tutorial: 1 Hr.)

Course Description 
This course mainly focuses on different aspect of system analysis and design such as foundation, planning, analysis, design, implementation and maintenance.

Course Objectives 
The general objective of this course is to provide concepts related to information systems development in a systematic approach including foundations, planning, analysis, design, implementation and maintenance.

Course Contents 

Unit 1 System Development Fundamentals [9 Hrs.]
The Systems Development Environment Introduction, Modem Approach of System Analysis and Design, Information System and its Type, Developing Information Systems and the Systems Development Life Cycle, The Heart of the Systems Development Process, The Traditional Waterfall SDLC, Approaches for Improving Development, CASE Tools, Rapid Application Development, Service-Oriented Architecture, Agile Methodologies, extreme Programming, Object- Oriented Analysis and Design
The Origins of Software Introduction, System Acquisition, Reuse
Managing the Information Systems Project Introduction, Managing Information Systems Project, Representing and Scheduling Project Plans, Using Project Management Software

Unit 2 Planning [7 Hrs.]
System Development Projects Identification and Selection Introduction, Identifying and Selecting Systems Development Projects, Corporate and Information Systems Planning
System Development Projects: Initiation and Planning Introduction, Initiating and Planning Systems Development Projects, Process of Initiating’ and Planning IS Development Projects, Assessing Project Feasibility, Building and Reviewing the Baseline Project Plan

Unit 3 Analysis [13 Hrs.]
System Requirements Introduction, Performing Requirement Determination, Traditional Methods for Determining Requirements Contemporary Methods for Determining System Requirements, Radical Methods for Determining System • Requirements, Requirements Management Tools_ Requirements Determination Using Agile Methodologies
System Process Requirements Introduction, Process Modeling, Data Flow Diagramming Mechanics, Using Data Flow Diagramming in the Analysis Process, Modeling Logic with Decision Tables
System Data Requirements Introduction, Conceptual Data Modeling, Gathering Information for Conceptual Data Modeling, Introduction to E-R Modeling, Conceptual Data Modeling and the E-R Model, Representing Super-types and Sub-types, Business Rules, Role of Packaged Conceptual Data Models — Database Patterns

Unit 4 Design   [12 Hrs.]
Designing Databases Introduction, Database Design, Relational Database Model, Normalization, Transforming E-R Diagrams into Relations, Merging Relations, Physical File and Database Design, Designing Fields, Designing Physical Tables
Designing Forms and Reports Introduction, Designing Forms and Reports, Formatting Forms and Reports, Assessing Usability
Designing Interfaces and Dialogues Introduction, Designing Interfaces and Dialogues, Interaction Methods and Devices, Designing Interfaces and Dialogues in Graphical Environments

Unit 5 Implementation and Maintenance [4 Hrs.]
System Implementation Introduction, System Implementation, Software Application Testing, Installation, Documenting the System, Training and Supporting Users, Organizational Issues in Systems Implementation
System Maintenance Introduction, Maintaining Information Systems, Conducting Systems Maintenance

Teaching Methods 
The general teaching pedagogy includes class lectures, group discussions, case studies, guest lectures, research work, project work, assignments (theoretical and practical), and examinations (written and verbal), depending upon the nature of the topics. The teaching faculty will determine the choice of teaching pedagogy as per the need of the topics.


Text Book
– Jeffrey A.Hoffer, Joey George, Joe Valacich, “Modern Systems Analysis and Design”, 6/E, Prentice Hall India.

Reference Book 
-Jeffery Whitten, Lonnie Bentley, “Systems Analysis 7/E, McGraw-Hill

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