SYSTEMS DESIGN IS6850
Instructor: Dr. Kailash Joshi
Office: 207 CCB
Tel: 516-6123 E-mail: joshi at usml
Office Hours: 6.00 - 6.55PM; T
Text: 1. Modern Systems Analysis and Design - Hoffer, George, and Valacich: Prentice Hall (the edition used for Systems
Analysis IS6840 can be used for the class).
Description: This course provides an opportunity to integrate the skills and
concepts learned in systems analysis, database design, and programming courses
to design and develop an information system for an organization. Students are
assigned 7 to 9 milestones for designing systems for a given application
environment. Each milestone involves a detailed presentation in the class and a
professional quality written report. Students are required to work in groups.
Grading: The following grading scheme will apply.
Paper on Systems Design Related Topic: 10%
The course uses problem based learning (PBL) approach. It provides an opportunity to integrate knowledge acquired in previous MIS classes to analyze and design a work system to solve business problems in an organization.
The paper should be about 10 pages, double spaced, and provide discussion or tutorial on one of the contemporary topics on information systems/systems design. One or more academic/ journal papers or white papers on the topic can be utilized to provide a lucid overview of the topic to the reader. As the last month will be taken for the design project examination, the paper should be completed by March end and is due on the first Tue in April.
1. All written reports must be of professional quality. Only typewritten and
suitably bound reports will be accepted. The reports must be turned in on the
due date before any presentations are made. After a presentation has been made
by one of the teams, no points will be given for a late report. However,
reports for all milestones must be turned in even if zero points are assigned
for being late. If any report is not completed by a group, an automatic failing
grade will be assigned. If any group fails to make a scheduled presentation at
any time during the semester, an automatic failing grade will be assigned to
all members of the group, with the exception that a withdrawn grade may be
permitted in the first four weeks.
2. Initially students will receive the same grade as their team. At the end
of the semester students will be asked to provide feedback on the effort put in
by other members of their team. This feedback will be used to reduce the points
assigned to a student, if her/his effort is reported to be less than 100%.
However, there would be no upward revision in the grade assigned to a student.
· Policies about attendance, late work, missed deadlines and tests, make-up opportunities, delayed grades.
· Your success in this course is important to me. Be present in the class and feel free to ask for help. Keep up with the material covered in the class.
· Expectations for submitting required work:
· Academic Honesty:
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