Modern Systems Analysis and Design, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Joseph S. Valacich / Joey F. George  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
8
Language
English
Total pages
544
Pub.-date
October 2016
ISBN13
9781292154145
ISBN
1292154144
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Description

For Structured Systems Analysis and Design courses.

 

Help Students Become Effective Systems Analysts

Using a professionally-oriented approach, Modern Systems Analysis and Design covers the concepts, skills, and techniques essential for systems analysts to successfully develop information systems.

 

The Eighth Edition examines the role, responsibilities, and mindset of systems analysts and project managers. It also looks at the methods and principles of systems development, including the systems development life cycle (SDLC) tool as a strong conceptual and systematic framework. Valuing the practical over the technical, the authors have developed a text that prepares students to become effective systems analysts in the field.

Features

Distinctive Textbook Features

  • UPDATED! Expanded appendices, diagrams with additional text and figures, refreshed tables, and related content showcase recent research.
  • UPDATED! Screen captures using the latest versions of programming and Internet development environments, including .NET, Visio, and Microsoft Office, plus references to websites and technology trends, have been updated.
  • UPDATED! Coverage of topics such as information services and information systems security areaccompanied by updated screenshots from current versions of software products and updated reference lists.
  • Streamlined organization of the text isretained from previous editions.
  • A structured traditional, linear approach to teaching systems analysis and design within a strong conceptual framework is used throughout the text.
  • Parallel organization with Hoffer, Ramesh, and Topi’s Modern Database Management facilitates consistency for courses using both texts.

 

A Clear Understanding of Systems Development

  • NEW! More extensive coverage of concepts related to cloud computing and service-oriented architecture.
  • UPDATED! Information services and technology job market coverage has been revised.
  • UPDATED! The information systems security section has been updated and extended to accommodate recent developments.
  • UPDATED! Screen captures now use the latest versions of programming and Internet development environments, while references to websites and technology trends have been updated.
  • Concepts are grounded in the systems of modern organizations such as database management and Web-based systems.
  • Clear linkage existsbetween all dimensions of systems description and modeling.
  • Coverage of oral and written communication skills have been extended,including material on systems documentation, project management, team management, and a variety of systems development and acquisition strategies (e.g., life cycle, prototyping, object orientation, Joint Application Development (JAD), systems re engineering, and agile methodologies).
  • Consideration of standards for the methodologies of systems analysis and the platforms on which systems are designed is included.
  • Discussion of systems development and implementation within the context of change management, conversion strategies, and organizational factors is included.
  • Careful attention has been given to human factors in systems design that emphasize usability in both character-based and graphical user interface situations.
  • Visual development products are illustrated and current limitations technologies are highlighted.
  • A separate chapter on systems maintenance highlights an important and often neglected topic in systems analysis and design.
  • The systems development life cycle (SDLC) model is used as an organizing tool throughout the book to provide students with a strong conceptual and systematic framework.

 

Proven Pedagogical Features

  • Extensive end-of-chapter materials are designed to accommodate various learning and teaching styles:
    • Chapter summaries review the major topics of the chapter and preview connections to future chapters.
    • Key terms test students’ absorption of material.
    • Review questions test students’ understanding of key concepts.
    • Problems and exercises test students’ analytical skills.
    • Field exercises give students the opportunity to explore the practice of systems analysis and design in organizations.
    • Margin term definitions define key terms at a glance.
    • References list books, websites, and journals that provide additional coverage of topics.
  • Three fictional cases on Pine Valley Furniture, Hoosier Burger, and Petrie Electronics illustrate corporate problems and challenges and show students the connection between the concepts and methods they are learning in the classroom and issues that may arise in the Information Systems profession.

New to this Edition

Distinctive Textbook Features

  • UPDATED! Expanded appendices, diagrams with additional text and figures, refreshed tables, and related content showcase recent research.
  • UPDATED! Screen captures using the latest versions of programming and Internet development environments, including .NET, Visio, and Microsoft Office, plus references to websites and technology trends, have been updated.
  • UPDATED! Coverage of topics such as information services and information systems security areaccompanied by updated screenshots from current versions of software products and updated reference lists.

 

A Clear Understanding of Systems Development

  • More extensive coverage of concepts related to cloud computing and service-oriented architecture.
  • UPDATED! Information services and technology job market coverage has been revised.
  • UPDATED! The information systems security section has been updated and extended to accommodate recent developments.
  • UPDATED! Screen captures now use the latest versions of programming and Internet development environments, while references to websites and technology trends have been updated.

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS FOR SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

1. The Systems Development Environment

2. The Origins of Software

3. Managing the Information Systems Project

Appendix. Object-­Oriented Analysis and Design

 

II. PLANNING

4. Identifying and Selecting Systems Development Projects

5. Initiating and Planning Systems Development Projects

 

III. ANALYSIS

6.  Determining System Requirements

7.  Structuring System Process Requirements Appendix

Appendix 7A. Object-­Oriented Analysis and Design: Use Cases Appendix

Appendix 7B. Object-­Oriented Analysis and Design: Activity Diagrams Appendix

Appendix 7C. Object-­Oriented Analysis and Design: Sequence Diagrams Appendix

Appendix 7D. Business Process Modeling

8. Structuring System Data Requirements

Appendix. Object-­Oriented Analysis and Design: Object Modeling–Class Diagrams

 

IV. DESIGN

9. Designing Databases

10. Designing Forms and Reports

11. Designing Interfaces and Dialogues

12. Designing Distributed and Internet Systems

 

V. IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE

13. System Implementation

14. Maintaining Information Systems