Modern Systems Analysis and Design (8th Edition)

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book-author

Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George

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Pearson; 8th edition

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PDF

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544 pages

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English

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B01H3UKO2S

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1292154144; 0134204921

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9781292154145/ 9780134204925


Book Description

Assist Readers Become Effective Systems Analysts

Using a professionally-oriented approach; Modern Systems Analysis and Design; 8th Edition; (PDF) covers the concepts; techniques; and skills essential for systems analysts to successfully develop information systems.

The 8th Edition explores the role; responsibilities; and mindset of systems analysts and project managers. It also looks at the principles and methods 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 created a text that prepares readers to become effective systems analysts in the field.

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Table of contents


Table of contents :
Cover……Page 1
Title Page ……Page 2
Copyright Page ……Page 3
Brief Contents ……Page 6
Contents ……Page 8
Preface……Page 20
Part One Foundations for Systems Development……Page 26
An Overview of Part One……Page 27
Introduction ……Page 28
A Modern Approach to Systems Analysis and Design ……Page 30
Developing Information Systems and the Systems Development Life Cycle ……Page 31
A Specialized Systems Development Life Cycle ……Page 37
The Heart of the Systems Development Process ……Page 38
The Traditional Waterfall Sdlc ……Page 40
Case Tools ……Page 41
Agile Methodologies ……Page 42
eXtreme Programming……Page 44
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design……Page 45
Our Approach to Systems Development ……Page 47
Key Terms……Page 48
Problems and Exercises……Page 49
References……Page 50
Systems Acquisition ……Page 51
Outsourcing ……Page 52
Sources of Software ……Page 53
Choosing Off-the-Shelf Software……Page 59
Reuse ……Page 62
Key Terms……Page 65
References……Page 66
Case Questions……Page 68
Pine Valley Furniture Company Background ……Page 69
Managing the Information Systems Project ……Page 71
Initiating a Project ……Page 75
Planning the Project ……Page 78
Executing the Project ……Page 83
Closing Down the Project ……Page 87
Representing and Scheduling Project Plans ……Page 88
Representing Project Plans ……Page 89
Calculating Expected Time Durations Using Pert ……Page 90
Constructing a Gantt Chart and Network Diagram at Pine Valley Furniture ……Page 91
Using Project Management Software ……Page 94
Entering Tasks and Assigning Task Relationships ……Page 95
Selecting a Scheduling Method to Review Project Reports ……Page 96
Summary……Page 97
Key Terms……Page 98
Problems and Exercises……Page 99
References……Page 101
Complete Hard Problems First ……Page 103
don’t Plan too Much up Front……Page 105
how Many and how long are Iterations?……Page 106
Problems and Exercises……Page 108
Case Questions……Page 109
Part Two Planning……Page 110
An Overview of Part Two……Page 111
Introduction ……Page 112
Identifying and Selecting Systems Development Projects ……Page 113
The Process of Identifying and Selecting Is Development Projects ……Page 114
Deliverables and Outcomes ……Page 118
Corporate and Information Systems Planning ……Page 119
Corporate Strategic Planning ……Page 120
Information Systems Planning ……Page 122
Internet Basics ……Page 129
Pine Valley Furniture Webstore ……Page 130
Key Terms……Page 131
Problems and Exercises……Page 132
References……Page 133
Case Questions……Page 135
Initiating and Planning Systems Development Projects ……Page 136
The Process of Initiating and Planning Is Development Projects ……Page 137
Deliverables and Outcomes ……Page 138
Assessing Project Feasibility ……Page 139
Assessing Economic Feasibility ……Page 140
Assessing Technical Feasibility ……Page 148
Assessing Other Feasibility Concerns ……Page 151
Building the Baseline Project Plan ……Page 152
Reviewing the Baseline Project Plan ……Page 157
Initiating and Planning Systems Development Projects for Pine Valley Furniture’s Webstore ……Page 162
Key Terms……Page 164
Problems and Exercises……Page 165
References……Page 166
Case Questions……Page 168
Part Three Analysis……Page 170
An Overview of Part Three……Page 171
Performing Requirements Determination ……Page 172
The Process of Determining Requirements ……Page 173
Deliverables and Outcomes ……Page 174
Interviewing and Listening ……Page 175
Interviewing Groups ……Page 179
Directly Observing Users ……Page 180
Analyzing Procedures and Other Documents ……Page 181
Contemporary Methods for Determining System Requirements ……Page 186
Joint Application Design ……Page 187
Using Prototyping During Requirements Determination ……Page 190
Radical Methods for Determining System Requirements ……Page 192
Disruptive Technologies ……Page 193
Continual User Involvement ……Page 194
Agile Usage-Centered Design……Page 195
The Planning Game from Extreme Programming ……Page 196
Determining System Requirements for Pine Valley Furniture’s Webstore ……Page 198
Key Terms……Page 201
Problems and Exercises……Page 202
Field Exercises……Page 203
References……Page 204
BEC Case: Determining System Requirements……Page 205
Case Questions……Page 206
Process Modeling ……Page 207
Deliverables and Outcomes ……Page 208
Definitions and Symbols ……Page 209
Developing DFDs: an Example……Page 211
Data Flow Diagramming Rules ……Page 214
Decomposition of DFDs……Page 215
Balancing DFDs……Page 218
An Example DFD……Page 220
Guidelines for Drawing DFDs……Page 223
Using DFDs as Analysis Tools……Page 225
Using DFDs in Business Process Reengineering……Page 226
Modeling Logic with Decision Tables ……Page 228
Electronic Commerce Application: Process Modeling Using Data Flow Diagrams ……Page 231
Process Modeling for Pine Valley Furniture’s Webstore ……Page 232
Summary……Page 233
Review Questions……Page 234
Problems and Exercises……Page 235
References……Page 241
What Is a Use Case? ……Page 242
Use Case Diagrams ……Page 243
Definitions and Symbols ……Page 244
Written Use Cases ……Page 247
The Rest of the Template ……Page 248
Electronic Commerce Application: Process Modeling Using Use Cases ……Page 250
Writing Use Cases for Pine Valley Furniture’s Webstore ……Page 252
Problems and Exercises……Page 255
References……Page 256
Introduction ……Page 257
Problems and Exercises……Page 260
Reference……Page 261
Dynamic Modeling: Sequence Diagrams ……Page 262
Designing a Use Case with a Sequence Diagram ……Page 264
A Sequence Diagram for Hoosier Burger ……Page 267
Problems and Exercises……Page 269
References……Page 270
Basic Notation ……Page 271
Business Process Example ……Page 275
Problems and Exercises……Page 276
References……Page 277
BEC Case: Structuring System Process Requirements……Page 278
Case Questions……Page 279
Introduction ……Page 280
Conceptual Data Modeling ……Page 281
The Conceptual Data Modeling Process ……Page 282
Deliverables and Outcomes ……Page 283
Gathering Information for Conceptual Data Modeling ……Page 284
Entities ……Page 286
Attributes ……Page 288
Candidate Keys and Identifiers ……Page 289
Other Attribute Types ……Page 290
Relationships ……Page 291
Conceptual Data Modeling and the E-R Model……Page 292
Degree of a Relationship ……Page 293
Cardinalities in Relationships ……Page 295
Naming and Defining Relationships ……Page 296
Associative Entities ……Page 297
Representing Supertypes and Subtypes ……Page 299
Business Rules ……Page 300
Domains ……Page 301
Triggering Operations ……Page 303
Benefits of Database Patterns and Packaged Data Models ……Page 304
Conceptual Data Modeling for Pine Valley Furniture’s Webstore ……Page 305
Key Terms……Page 309
Review Questions……Page 310
Problems and Exercises……Page 311
Field Exercises……Page 313
References……Page 314
Representing Objects and Classes ……Page 315
Types of Operations ……Page 316
Representing Associations ……Page 317
Representing Associative Classes ……Page 319
Representing Generalization ……Page 320
Representing Aggregation ……Page 323
An Example of Conceptual Data Modeling at Hoosier Burger ……Page 324
Key Terms……Page 327
Problems and Exercises……Page 328
References……Page 329
BEC Case: Structuring System Data Requirements……Page 330
Case Questions……Page 331
Part Four Design……Page 334
An Overview of Part Four……Page 335
Database Design ……Page 336
The Process of Database Design ……Page 337
Deliverables and Outcomes ……Page 339
Well-Structured Relations……Page 342
Normalization ……Page 343
Functional Dependence and Primary Keys ……Page 344
Third Normal Form ……Page 345
Transforming E-R Diagrams into Relations……Page 346
Represent Relationships ……Page 347
An Example of Merging Relations ……Page 351
View Integration Problems ……Page 352
Logical Database Design for Hoosier Burger ……Page 353
Designing Fields ……Page 356
Choosing Data Types ……Page 357
Controlling Data Integrity ……Page 358
Designing Physical Tables ……Page 359
Arranging Table Rows ……Page 362
Designing Controls for Files ……Page 366
Physical Database Design for Hoosier Burger ……Page 367
Electronic Commerce Application: Designing Databases ……Page 368
Designing Databases for Pine Valley Furniture’s Webstore ……Page 369
Summary……Page 371
Key Terms……Page 372
Problems and Exercises……Page 373
Field Exercises……Page 374
References……Page 375
BEC Case: Designing Databases……Page 376
Case Questions……Page 377
Designing Forms and Reports ……Page 378
The Process of Designing Forms and Reports ……Page 380
Deliverables and Outcomes ……Page 381
General Formatting Guidelines ……Page 385
Highlighting Information ……Page 387
Color Versus No Color ……Page 389
Designing Tables and Lists ……Page 390
Paper Versus Electronic Reports ……Page 394
Usability Success Factors ……Page 396
Measures of Usability ……Page 397
Designing Forms and Reports at Pine Valley Furniture ……Page 398
Forms and Data Integrity Rules ……Page 399
Summary……Page 400
Review Questions……Page 401
Field Exercises……Page 402
References……Page 403
Case Questions……Page 404
The Process of Designing Interfaces and Dialogues ……Page 406
Methods of Interacting ……Page 407
Hardware Options for System Interaction ……Page 415
Designing Layouts ……Page 417
Structuring Data Entry ……Page 420
Controlling Data Input ……Page 422
Providing Feedback ……Page 423
Providing Help ……Page 425
Designing Dialogues ……Page 428
Designing the Dialogue Sequence ……Page 429
Building Prototypes and Assessing Usability ……Page 430
Graphical Interface Design Issues ……Page 432
Electronic Commerce Application: Designing Interfaces and Dialogues for Pine Valley Furniture’s Webstore ……Page 434
General Guidelines ……Page 435
Menu-Driven Navigation with Cookie Crumbs……Page 436
Key Terms……Page 437
Problems and Exercises……Page 438
References……Page 439
BEC Case: Designing Interfaces and Dialogues……Page 440
Case Questions……Page 441
The Process of Designing Distributed and Internet Systems ……Page 442
Deliverables and Outcomes ……Page 443
Designing Systems for LANs……Page 444
Designing Systems for a Client/server Architecture ……Page 446
What Is Cloud Computing? ……Page 450
Managing the Cloud ……Page 454
Service-Oriented Architecture……Page 457
Web Services ……Page 458
Designing Internet Systems ……Page 459
Internet Design Fundamentals ……Page 460
Site Consistency ……Page 461
Design Issues Related to Site Management ……Page 463
Advertising on Pine Valley Furniture’s Webstore ……Page 466
Designing the Advertising Component ……Page 467
Designing the Management Reporting Component ……Page 468
Key Terms……Page 469
Problems and Exercises……Page 471
Field Exercises……Page 472
References……Page 473
Case Questions……Page 474
Part Five Implementation and Maintenance……Page 476
An Overview of Part Five……Page 477
Introduction ……Page 478
System Implementation ……Page 479
Deliverables and Outcomes from Coding, Testing, and Installation ……Page 480
Software Application Testing ……Page 482
Seven Different Types of Tests ……Page 483
The Testing Process ……Page 486
Acceptance Testing by Users ……Page 488
Direct Installation ……Page 489
Parallel Installation ……Page 490
Phased Installation ……Page 491
Planning Installation ……Page 492
User Documentation ……Page 493
Training Information Systems Users ……Page 495
Supporting Information Systems Users ……Page 496
Support Issues for the Analyst to Consider ……Page 498
Organizational Issues in Systems Implementation ……Page 499
Why Implementation Sometimes Fails ……Page 500
Security Issues ……Page 502
Developing Test Cases for the Webstore ……Page 503
Webstore Installation ……Page 505
Summary……Page 506
Key Terms……Page 507
Problems and Exercises……Page 508
References……Page 509
Case Questions……Page 510
Maintaining Information Systems ……Page 511
The Process of Maintaining Information Systems ……Page 512
Deliverables and Outcomes ……Page 513
Types of Maintenance ……Page 514
The Cost of Maintenance ……Page 515
Managing Maintenance ……Page 517
Website Maintenance ……Page 522
Cannot Find Server ……Page 524
Summary……Page 525
Key Terms……Page 526
Field Exercises……Page 527
References……Page 528
Glossary of Terms ……Page 529
Glossary of Acronyms……Page 536
Index ……Page 537

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