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ISYS2110: Analysis and Design of Web Info Systems

This course discusses the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organisations use to determine how they should conduct their business, with a particular focus on how web-based technologies can most effectively contribute to the way business is organized. The course covers a systematic methodology for analysing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, web-based technologies can play in addressing the business need, articulating business requirements for the technology solution, specifying alternative approaches to acquiring the technology capabilities needed to address the business requirements, and specifying the requirements for the information systems solution in particular, in-house development, development from third-party providers, or purchased commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) packages.

Code ISYS2110
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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INFO1113 OR INFO1103 OR INFO1105 OR INFO1905
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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INFO2110

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Discuss the stages in the process of developing an information system, and the relationship to the organisational context (especially the role of systems analysts interacting with other stakeholders), and explain the way the process uses documents such as requirements descriptions and analysis models.
  • LO2. Describe the issues of risk, and methods of dealing with them, including cost-benefit analyses, project planning and management, and be able to work with project planning documents including Gantt charts and detailed work breakdown structures
  • LO3. Identify requirements based on a substantial realistic context, e.g. through joint requirements planning, carrying out or watching interviews, questionnaires, and be able to work with requirements documents, to identify aspects of requirements including functional, performance and usability conditions.
  • LO4. Develop understanding of technical methods to document requirements, as well as structural and behavioural design.
  • LO5. Consideration of data management layer of a system in the design stage, with the attention to look at how objects can be stored and the important characteristics.
  • LO6. Introduce different types of physical architecture, their characteristics and issues.
  • LO7. Introduce the system installation process. Understand different types of conversion strategies and also change management. Also, get familiar with post-installation process.
  • LO8. Be familiar with system construction process, and different types of test and when to use. Produce clear well-constructed documentation.
  • LO9. Understand the fundamental user interface design principle and, to be specific, in a web-based information system.
  • LO10. Able to develop web-based prototype

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.