10645 Planning, Analysis and Design of Information Systems 1

Credits: 6 intermediate credits in Management

Prerequisites: none

Recommended: One of the following: Computer Applications for Social Sciences, Introduction to Computer Science Using Java or Fundamentals of Programming with Java

Author: Peretz Shoval

The course acquaints students with planning, analysis and design of information systems and introduces the principles of software engineering, and various approaches, system development, methods, techniques and tools used by information system developers in the various development stages.

Topics: Introduction to information system development, initiating an information system and studying the current situation, preliminary specification and analysis of alternatives for system development, evaluation and comparison of information system proposals; Information system analysis (approaches, data flow diagram, functional-hierarchical decomposition and data dictionary), information system design (transactions and interfaces, inputs and outputs, database); The prototype approach and engineering software tools; building, implementing and maintaining information systems; introduction to object-oriented analysis and design.

1There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.