Analysis & Design Of Information Systems –


(3 credits)

This course explores areas of project analysis, design, and project management. The foundation of the course provides the background, rationale, and process of disciplined project planning and management using the Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodology. Students learn about conducting user interviews and about developing key project plans and reports. Business elements, such as the following, are covered: the role of project members, scope creation documentation, scheduling, staffing, budgeting, logistical and political considerations, and implementation. Employing concepts of the SDLC, project plans are developed by using Microsoft® Project, by writing project plan documents, and by writing project reports. Microsoft® Project is required for this course.
This undergraduate-level course is weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

The Design Phase (continued)

  • Explain the purpose and process for using quality measurements in a project management context.
  • Create a contingency plan.
  • Determine how a project team, risk analysis, and design plan impact the overall quality of a project.
  • Determine the project activities and sequence using a Gantt chart.
  • Estimate cost of project resources.
  • Construct a project design plan.

Understanding the Role of the Project Manager

  • Define the characteristics of an effective project manager.
  • Describe project management.

The Implementation Phase (continued)

  • Describe impact and resolution of scope changes during the implementation phase.
  • Describe the key concepts for managing a project team during the implementation phase.
  • Identify appropriate maintenance and support activities for a network.
  • Develop a change control process for a project.
  • Define the scope verification and control processes that occur during the implementation phase.

The Implementation Phase

  • Determine the elements of quality assurance management during the implementation phase.
  • Organize the elements of managing the implementation phase of a project.

The Design Phase

  • Define the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) process.
  • Determine the tasks needed at each phase of the project management plan.
  • Describe the phases of a project management plan.

The Definition Phase

  • Identify the activities for each phase of the project management cycle.

The Analysis Phase

  • Describe triple constraints (cost, timeline/schedule, and scope) and the impact of each in a project.
  • Determine the goals, scope, sequence, wants, and needs of a project proposal.
  • Apply the steps in the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) phases to a common task.

Maintenance and Support Phase

  • Describe the tasks involved in the maintenance and support phases of a project.

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