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Course Design Syllabus BSA/412 Version 3

Course Syllabus
College of Information Systems and Technology BSA/412 Version 3 Systems Analysis Tools
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Course Description This course builds upon the methodologies examined in Systems Analysis Methodologies by providing an emphasis on analysis tools computer and non-computer supported. Emphasis is placed on when and how Microsoft Visio may be used for analysis. Policies Faculty and students will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents: University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality. Course Materials Kendall, K. E., & Kendall, J. E. (2011). Systems analysis and design (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Shelly, G. B., & Rosenblatt, H. J. (2012). Systems analysis and design (9th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning. All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Week One: Framework for Use of System Analysis Tools


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Objectives 1.1 Identify organizational systems development methodologies. 1.2 Compare systems analysis tools. 1.3 Produce use cases for a business problem. Read Ch. 1, Systems, Roles, and Development Methodologies, of Systems Analysis and Design (Kendall & Kendall). Read Ch. 2, Understanding and Modeling Organizational Systems, of Systems Analysis and Design (Kendall & Kendall). Participate in class discussion. Respond to weekly discussion questions. Dq 12 2

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Questions Nongraded Activities and Preparation How to use Visio 2010 for business analysis Nongraded Activities and Preparation UML Case Diagrams: Reference Nongraded Activities and Preparation Getting Started with Visio 2010 Individual Week One Assignment Watch the How to use Visio 2010 for business analysis video located on the student website.

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Read UML Use Case Diagrams: Reference located on the student website.

Watch the Getting Started with Visio 2010 video located on the student website.

For this assignment, you will choose from the following options: Option 1: CASE Tool Memo Option 2: Systems Analysis Comparison Paper Option 3: Use Case Scenario

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Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Week One Assignment located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment.

Week Two: Requirements Modeling


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Objectives Reading Participation Discussion Questions Nongraded 2.1 Analyze business process modeling. 2.2 Produce a functional decomposition diagram. Read Ch. 4, Requirements Modeling, of Systems Analysis and Design (Shelly & Rosenblatt). Participate in class discussion. Respond to weekly discussion questions. Watch the Functional Decomposition Diagrams, video located on Dq 1- Wednesday Dq 2 -Friday 2 2

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Activities and Preparation Functional Decomposition Diagrams Nongraded Activities and Preparation Business Patterns for Software Engineering Use, Part 2 Individual Week Two Assignment

the student website.

Review the Business Patterns for Software Engineering Use, Part 2 located on the student website.

For this assignment, you will choose from the following options: Option 1: Business Process Modeling Analysis Paper Option 2: Functional Decomposition Diagram Paper Option 3: IT Department Functional Decomposition Diagram

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Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Week Two Assignment located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment. Learning Team e-Kudler System Model Week Two Preparation Kudler Fine Foods, which has three stores in California, has decided to enable customers all over the United States to shop via its website. The current website must be enhanced to add e-commerce capabilities, including a shopping cart and order processing system. The online system will be known as e-Kudler. Over the next 4 weeks, your team is responsible for creating the system model to address the e-Kudler business problem. Provide a 2- to 3-page written description of the e-Kudler business model you would recommend, including a bulleted list of business requirements. A minimum of 10 business requirements must be included. Compose a functional decomposition diagram based on the list of business requirements. Monday 2

Week Three: Data Modeling


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Objectives 3.1 Analyze an entity-relationship diagram. 3.2 Produce a data dictionary. 3.3 Produce data flow diagrams depicting data movement. Read Ch. 7, Using Data Flow Diagrams, of Systems Analysis and

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Design (Kendall & Kendall). Reading Reading Participation Discussion Questions Nongraded Activities and Preparation Data Design: Entity Relationship Diagram Nongraded Activities and Preparation DFD Symbols and Diagrams Nongraded Activities and Preparation DFD Context Diagrams Nongraded Activities and Preparation DFD Diagram 0 Individual Week Three Assignment Read Ch. 8, Analyzing Systems Using Data Dictionaries, of Systems Analysis and Design (Kendall & Kendall). Read Ch. 13, Designing Databases, of Systems Analysis and Design (Kendall & Kendall). Participate in class discussion. Respond to weekly discussion questions. Watch the Data Design: Entity Relationship Diagrams video located on the student website. Dq 1- Wednesday Dq 2 -Friday 2 2

Watch the DFD Symbols and Diagrams video located on the student website.

Watch the DFD Context Diagrams video located on the student website.

Watch the DFD Diagram 0 video located on the student website.

For this assignment, you will choose from the following options: Option 1: Data Dictionaries, Databases, and Entity Relationship Diagrams Paper Option 2: Data Flow Diagram Option 3: Real Estate Context Diagram Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Week Three Assignment located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment.

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Learning Team e-Kudler System Model Week

Draw the data flow context diagram and data flow diagram 0 for eKudler. Create a data dictionary for e-Kudler.

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Week Four: Process Modeling


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Objectives Reading Participation Discussion Questions Nongraded Activities and Preparation Decision Tables Individual Week Four Assignment 4.1 Differentiate between decision tables and decision trees. 4.2 Produce process specifications. Read Ch. 9, Process Specifications and Structured Decisions, of Systems Analysis and Design (Kendall & Kendall). Participate in class discussion. Respond to weekly discussion questions. View the Decision Tables video located on the student website. Dq 1- Wednesday Dq 2 -Friday 2 2

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For this assignment, you will choose from the following options: Option 1: Decision Tables and Trees Analysis Paper Option 2: Phoenix Hotel and Resorts Decision Table Option 3: Phoenix Hotel and Resorts Structured English

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Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Week Four Assignment located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment. Learning Team e-Kudler System Model Week Four Preparation Develop process specifications for the processes you listed in your data flow diagram 0. Include at least one decision table and one decision tree. Demonstrate the use of structured English. Monday 2

Week Five: Interaction Modeling Using Unified Modeling Language


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Objectives 5.1 Analyze the use of class, responsibility, and collaborator cards. 5.2 Analyze activity, sequence, and state diagrams. 5.3 Produce a system model using unified modeling language. Read Ch. 10, Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design Using

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UML, of Systems Analysis and Design (Kendall & Kendall). Participation Discussion Questions Nongraded Activities and Preparation UML Activity Diagrams: Reference Nongraded Activities and Preparation UML Sequence Diagrams: Reference Individual Week Five Assignment Participate in class discussion. Respond to weekly discussion questions. Read UML Activity Diagrams: Reference located on the student website. Dq 1- Wednesday Dq 2 -Friday 2 2

Read UML Sequence Diagrams: Reference located on the student website.

For this assignment, you will choose from the following options: Option 1: Activity, Sequence, and State Diagrams Comparison Paper Option 2: Student Catalog CRC Cards Option 3: State Transition Diagram Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Week Five Assignment located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment.

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Learning Team e-Kudler System Model

Complete the system model for the e-Kudler business problem. Develop an activity diagram showing the sequence of activities that takes place during a typical ordering procedure. Develop a list of classes that represent your system. Select four of these classes and complete a class, responsibility, and collaborator card for each. Prepare a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation describing your system model to e-Kudler management.

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Learning Team e-Kudler System Model Presentation

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Discussion Questions Week One Discussion Questions What are the four steps in creating use case descriptions? Which step is the most difficult? Explain your answer. What mistakes can developers make when constructing use cases? Explain your answer. Week Two Discussion Questions What is the most difficult aspect of system requirements modeling? How can end users be helpful when decomposing a business process? Week Three Discussion Questions If you create a logical data flow diagram, is it necessary to create a physical data flow diagram as well? Explain why or why not. What steps should a developer follow when creating an entity-relationship diagram (ERD)? Which step is the most difficult? Explain your answer. Week Four Discussion Questions What are the major steps for creating a process specification? Which step is the most difficult to perform? Explain your answer. Which is easier to create: a decision table or a decision tree? Explain your answer. Week Five Discussion Questions Is it always necessary to use unified modeling language for modeling? Why or why not? What benefits do state, activity, and sequence diagrams bring to the analysis process? Explain your answer. Copyright
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