Discipline: Social Sciences

Topic: Management


Planning, Analysis and Design of Information Systems

Peretz Shoval

This 4-volume series deals with planning, analysis and design of information systems, including analyzing a current situation, characterizing information needs, performing a feasibility study and comparing computerized alternatives, analyzing a new system and designing components of new software. It introduces the principles of software engineering, system development, methods, techniques and tools used by information system developers in various development stages.


Volume 1: Introduction to development of information systems; Initiating an information system and study of the current situation; Preliminary specification and analysis of alternative strategies to develop information systems; Evaluation and comparison of information system proposals (1998, 292 pp., cat. # 10645-1)

Volume 2: Analysis of information systems – approaches and the data flow diagram; Analysis of information systems – functional-hierarchical decomposition and data dictionary; Information system design – transactions and interfaces; Information system design – inputs and outputs; Information system design – database (1998, 384 pp., cat. # 10645-2)

Volume 3: Prototype, approach and engineering software tools; Construction, implementing and maintaining information systems; Introduction to object-oriented analysis and design (1998, 184 pp., cat. # 10645-3)

Volume 4: The objects model and class diagrams; Functional and object-oriented analysis; Information systems design with FOOM (forthcoming, cat. # 10645-4)


Professor Peretz Shoval is Chair of the Department of Information Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His research interests include information systems analysis and design methods, database conceptual and logical design; expert systems for information retrieval and evaluation and selection of information systems. He has published numerous scientific papers in leading journals.

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