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M&IS 44044 - Section 002

Systems Analysis II

Fall 2003

Course Description | Resources | Course Grading | Class Schedule | Tasks & Deliverables | Policies | iSQL*Plus | Weekly Activity Log Directions | Weekly Activity Log | Powerpoint Presentations

Course Information

COURSE NAME: Systems Analysis II - M&IS 44044 Section 002
TERM: Fall 2003
MEETING TIME: Tuesdays and Thursdays  7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
COURSE WEB SITE: http://babbage.bsa.kent.edu/sbakke/44044
PREREQUISITES: M&IS 24060 and 24070
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION: Physical system implementation: mapping logical data models and process models to physical data bases and system design; system coding, testing, installation, conversion, training and automated tools

Instructor Information

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. and by appointment
PHONE NUMBER: (330) 672-1153
HOME PHONE: (440) 498-1021
E-MAIL: missives@sharenbakke.com

I. Course Description  Top

The primary objective of this course is to create a web-based database application using current languages and information technologies.  Applications will be problem-specific, business-oriented and must contain a component to read/write from a separate database. Student teams will follow the planning, analyzing, designing and implementing stages of the systems development life cycle to solve a real world problem facing a client organization. Specific emphasis will be placed on managing and presenting the final project to the client.

Since this is a continuation of the Systems Analysis I (M&IS 24060) the actual creation of an application will be the primary focus.  The class will be divided into two parts: 1) a review of the Systems Development Life Cycle, 2) an introduction of the basic building blocks for creating the application.

Prerequisites include M&IS 24060 (Systems Analysis I) and M&IS 24070 (Principles of Systems Development).  Students attending the course who do not have the proper prerequisite risk being deregistered from the class.

After an initial review of the systems development life cycle we will meet in the classroom once per week. The other scheduled class meetings will be conducted in project groups. ALL groups will meet during the class time. Some of these groups will meet with me for part of this time each week. This is class time and attendance is required whether your group meets with me or not. Each group will meet on the off-class day every other week - this may change depending on the number of groups in the class. Additional group meetings can be scheduled if necessary.

II. Resources  Top

No specific class materials are required.  Students are expected to obtain resources such as software manuals, programming language guides, etc. appropriate to the tools that are being utilized in their project.  A recommended list of books and web sites are listed.

III. Course Grading  Top

Final grade will be computed as follows:

a. Quizzes 10%
b. Weekly Activity Logs 6%
c. Planning, Analysis and Design Deliverables 25%
d. Implementation_and_Maintenance_Deliverables 35%
e. Peer Evaluation of Individual Performance 12%
f. Instructor's Evaluation of Individual Performance 12%


IV. Tentative Schedule  Top


Aug 26
Course Introduction - Survey of Syllabus, Skills, and Expectations
Aug 28
Review of Planning Phase of SDLC 
Sept 2, 4 Review of Analysis Phase of SDLC.
Sept 9, 11

Review of Design Phase of SDLC including database design, connection and referential integrity.

Sept 16, 18

Group meetings begin on Thursdays

Review of Implementation Phase

Sept 23

Investigation Report Due  For more detailed information click here

Team Presentations of Investigation Report

Sept 30

Introduction to basic HTML commands and concepts

Oct 7

Analysis Report Due

Presentation of basic ASP concepts and commands.

Oct 14

Presentation of pertinent ASP commands and methodologies.

Oct 21

System Specifications Due

Presentation of pertinent ASP commands and methodologies.
Oct 28 Presentation of pertinent ASP, HTML and Oracle offerings.
Nov 4 Presentation of pertinent ASP, HTML and Oracle offerings
Nov 11 Veteran's Day - No class
Nov 18 Presentation of pertinent ASP, HTML and Oracle offerings
Nov 25 No class
Dec 2

A look into the future.

Dec 9

Deliverables for the Implementation and Maintenance Phases  Due

Final Presentations ** Exam Time - Tuesday: 8:15 - 10:30 P.M.

V. Description of Tasks and Deliverables  Top

VI. Policies  Top

The following policies apply to all students in this course.

Powerpoint Presentations  Top

Click on the appropriate link for the desired powerpoint presentation: