Information Systems
College of Business Administration
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Term Paper

. THE ASSIGNMENT: Each student will prepare a paper on a topic of systems analysis that interests them. The paper is intended to provide insights into the area which the student explores above and beyond that which is available in the textbooks, the lectures, or the supplementary readings for this class. The paper will be prepared as a Web-based Paper. It must, however, have at least 10 unique citations to refereed journal articles, and at least 10 unique links to web resources on the topic. As such, it must have the content level of a traditional 10-15 page paper, summarizing, integrating and evaluating all of the material found. The paper must be cited appropriately using a standard format for citations.

All topics must be approved by Dr. Sauter no later than October 7. Due Date: November 11
 

Possible Topic Ideas

. The Agile Methodology
How it impacts/influences Systems Analysis
How well it works for Systems Analysis
How can we do it better in Systems Analysis

. The Process Methodology
How it impacts/influences Systems Analysis
How well it works for Systems Analysis
How can we do it better in Systems Analysis

. The Data Methodology
How it impacts/influences Systems Analysis
How well it works for Systems Analysis
How can we do it better in Systems Analysis

. Can Methodologies be mixed in systems analysis

. Automated CASE tools in Systems Analysis

. CMMI and/or ISO and their impact on Systems Analysis

. How well do Use Cases help us define user requirements
How do we write better use cases

. How do we define user requirements
Why is this important for Systems Analysis

. An analysis of the needs and difficulties of the various stages of Systems Analysis

. A history of methodologies

. The benefits and costs of using interviews in systems analysis

. The benefits and costs of using questionnaires in systems analysis

. The role of Joint Application Design in systems analysis

. How to manage user expectations

. A history of prototyping for systems analysis

. New trends in prototyping

. Communications as a systems analysis tool

. How to prevent project failure

. Risk management: what is its role in systems analysis and how do we do it

. Virtual project management for systems analysis


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