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INFO7005 - Systems Analysis for Business

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Title:Systems Analysis for Business
Long Title:Systems Analysis for Business
Module Code:INFO7005
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CATHERINE MURPHY
Module Author: MARTIN CONNOLLY
Module Description: Determining and analysing the Information System needs of organisations and end users is a key discipline. The key to effective business analysis is to provide specification of what functionality a software system will provide its users, rather than how the software will be designed. This Module focuses on how business analysts and business systems analysts can provide developers with concise specifications of the problem domain within which a software solution will be constructed.This module equips students with the techniques and skills that are needed to analyse the IS needs of end-users.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the process of Information Systems Development.
LO2 Describe the different tests used to assess System Feasibility.
LO3 Determine and document the requirements for an Information System.
LO4 Apply System Analysis techniques for the development of an Information System.
LO5 Apply and evaluate soft skills for Systems Analysts.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
11095 INFO7005 Systems Analysis for Business
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Planning Phase
The Systems Development Lifecycle. The Waterfall Model. Rapid Application Development (RAD). Agile Development. Feasibility Analysis
Requirements Analysis
The process of Requirements Discovery. Fact Finding Techniques. Isikawa Diagrams and Sampling Techniques.
The Analysis Phase
Use Case Analysis. Data Modelling: Entity Relationship Diagrams, Normalization.
Object Oriented Analysis
Behavioural Modelling: Activity Diagrams, Systems Sequence Diagrams, State Machine Diagrams. Structural Modelling: Classes, Attributes & Operations; Class Identification; Class Relationships; Class Diagrams.
Soft Skills for Systems Analysts
Requirements Negotiation. Learning & Understanding Business Domains. Conflict Resolution. Managing Expectations. Change Management.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Theoretical and applied questions on Process Management, Feasibility Analysis, Requirements Analysis and Systems Analysis Techniques. 1,2,4 50.0 Week 11
Practical/Skills Evaluation A series of practical exercises analysing a selected business scenario. Students will also be required to collate the output of these exercises into a business report. 3,4,5 50.0 Every Second Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures on Systems Analysis Theory and Practice. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Using a selected Systems Modelling tool. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision and study of material covered in lectures and labs. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures on Systems Analysis Theory and Practice. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Using a selected Systems Modelling tool. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision and study of material covered in lectures and labs. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Alan Dennis, Barbara Haley Wixom and David Tegarden 2015, Systems Analysis and Design: An Object-Oriented Approach with UML, 5th Edition Ed., Chapter 1, Chapters 3-6 [ISBN: 978111880467]
  • Michael Mannino 2014, Database Design, Application Development and Administration, 6th Edition Ed., Chapter 3, Chapters 5-7, Chicago Business Press [ISBN: 978098333242]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBISY_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Systems 3 Mandatory

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