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Howard Community College
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Cmsy 250 - Systems Analysis & Design

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COURSE OUTLINE CMSY 250 Systems Analysis and Design 3 Credits HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Description By the end of this course the student will be able to analyze an organization s existing procedures by using such tools as data analysis sheets system flowcharts process charts GANTT charts decision tables and documents which define system requirements and specifications The overall goal of the course is for the student to be prepared to go through the process necessary to improve the functioning of an existing system or to design a new one Prerequisite CMSY 121 3 hours weekly Overall Course Objectives Upon completion of this course the student will be able to 1 Define the system acquisition development life cycle and discuss each of its phases 2 Understand how the system life cycle concept is applied to the management of business information system projects 3 Describe the personal qualifications education and experience required for a successful career in systems analysis 4 Identify and use data flow diagrams and entity relationship diagrams in the design of an information system 5 Use decision tables as analytic tools in the design process 6 Understand how GANTT and PERT charts are used for project management 7 Communicate effectively project related information 8 Work with other technical personnel in a team environment 9 Understand how CASE tools assist the analyst in documenting and analyzing user requirements 10 Relate change control to the life cycle methodology and understand the dependence of information systems upon documentation that is structured and carefully maintained Major Topics The major topics for the course are I Introduction to System Acquisition Development II System Life Cycle Management and CASE Tools III System Planning GANTT and PERT IV System Requirements V System Analysis Decision Tables VI System Design Data Flow Diagrams and Entity Relationship Diagrams VII System Evaluation Cost Benefit Analysis VIII Software Development Structured Charts



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