Systems Analysis Tools – bsa412 (3 credits)

This course builds upon the methodologies examined in Systems Analysis Methodologies by providing an emphasis on analysis tools - computer and non-computer supported. Emphasis is placed on when and how Microsoft® Visio® may be used for analysis.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Framework for Use of System Analysis Tools

  • Identify organizational systems development methodologies.
  • Compare systems analysis tools.
  • Produce use cases for a business problem.

Requirements Modeling

  • Analyze business process modeling and its applicability in today's organization including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or cloud technology considerations.
  • Discuss the importance of functional decomposition diagrams in producing requirements.
  • Produce a functional decomposition diagram.

Data Modeling

  • Analyze an entity-relationship diagram.
  • Produce data flow diagrams depicting data movement and a supporting data dictionary.

Process Modeling

  • Differentiate between decision tables and decision trees.
  • Produce process specifications, including SaaS or cloud technology considerations.

Interaction Modeling Using Unified Modeling Language

  • Analyze the use of class, responsibility, and collaborator cards.
  • Analyze activity, sequence, and state diagrams.
  • Produce a system model using Unified Modeling Language (UML).

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