Introduction to creating information systems, with particular focus on: the software development life cycle; eliciting, specifying, and modelling requirements; and modelling and implementing business processes and software designs.
When developing any information system, it is essential to understand the problem
and associated context. This helps ensure development of the best computing solution.
This paper covers the principles of analysis of user requirements and design of a
system that satisfies these requirements using standard methods, notations and tools,
with a strong focus on modern agile methodologies. Particular emphasis on both business
process concepts and their modelling also help to define the problem domain more accurately.
Graduates with a background in developing information systems are in high demand as business analysts since they can apply their skills in capturing, documenting, analysing and modelling these requirements for an organisation.
|Paper title||Developing Information Systems 1|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,059.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,627.65|
- COMP 101 or BSNS 106
- Pre or Corequisite
- COMP 160
- INFO 211
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
This paper covers four themes:
- The systems development life-cycle.
- Analysis, design, and modelling of information system requirements.
- Business process modelling.
Textbooks are not required for this paper
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete INFO 201 will be able to
- Explain the software development life cycle (SDLC) and the differences between traditional and agile methodologies
- Explain principles of analysis and design including requirements traceability
- Carry out analysis of information system requirements and design basic information systems using a modern programming language, frameworks and tools
- Interpret business processes in a standard notation and use the notation to capture a business process
- Explain the trade-off between buying and building an information system
- Read and write basic SQL queries