SYSTEMS DESIGN IS6850
Instructor: Dr. Kailash Joshi
Office: 207 CCB
Tel: 516-6123 E-mail: joshi from your usml account.
Office Hours: 6.00 - 6.55PM; W
Text: 1. Modern Systems Analysis and Design - Hoffer, George, and Valacich: Prentice Hall
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 a working model of an information system. Students will
be assigned 10 to 12 milestones for designing systems for a given application
environment. Each milestone will involve a detailed presentation in the class
and a professional quality written report. Students will be required to work in
Grading: The following grading scheme will apply.
Class Participation: 10%
The course uses problem based learning (PBL). 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 case material and project assignments can be found at the following links:
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all members of the group, with the exception that a withdrawn grade may be permitted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. However, 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:
· Access, Disability, Communication:
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