Modern Systems Analysis and Design, Global Edition (8e) : 9781292154145

Modern Systems Analysis and Design, Global Edition (8e)

Hoffer & George
 
Edition
 
8
ISBN
 
9781292154145
ISBN 10
 
1292154144
Published
 
25/08/2016
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
544
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$136.99
 
 
Title type
 
$65.00
 
 
Description

 

For Structured Systems Analysis and Design courses.

 

Help Students Become Effective Systems Analysts

Using a professionally-oriented approach, Modern Systems Analysis and Design covers the concepts, skills, and techniques essential for systems analysts to successfully develop information systems.

 

The 8th Edition examines the role, responsibilities, and mindset of systems analysts and project managers. It also looks at the methods and principles of systems development, including the systems development life cycle (SDLC) tool as a strong conceptual and systematic framework. Valuing the practical over the technical, the authors have developed a text that prepares students to become effective systems analysts in the field.

 

Table of contents
  • I. FOUNDATIONS FOR SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
  • 1. The Systems Development Environment
  • 2. The Origins of Software
  • 3. Managing the Information Systems Project
  • Appendix. Object-­Oriented Analysis and Design
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  • II. PLANNING
  • 4. Identifying and Selecting Systems Development Projects
  • 5. Initiating and Planning Systems Development Projects
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  • III. ANALYSIS
  • 6.  Determining System Requirements
  • 7.  Structuring System Process Requirements Appendix
  • Appendix 7A. Object-­Oriented Analysis and Design: Use Cases Appendix
  • Appendix 7B. Object-­Oriented Analysis and Design: Activity Diagrams Appendix
  • Appendix 7C. Object-­Oriented Analysis and Design: Sequence Diagrams Appendix
  • Appendix 7D. Business Process Modeling
  • 8. Structuring System Data Requirements
  • Appendix. Object-­Oriented Analysis and Design: Object Modeling–Class Diagrams
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  • IV. DESIGN
  • 9. Designing Databases
  • 10. Designing Forms and Reports
  • 11. Designing Interfaces and Dialogues
  • 12. Designing Distributed and Internet Systems
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  • V. IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE
  • 13. System Implementation
  • 14. Maintaining Information Systems
New to this edition

Distinctive Textbook Features

  • UPDATED! Expanded appendices, diagrams with additional text and figures, refreshed tables, and related content showcase recent research.
  • UPDATED! Screen captures using the latest versions of programming and Internet development environments, including .NET, Visio, and Microsoft Office, plus references to websites and technology trends, have been updated.
  • UPDATED! Coverage of topics such as information services and information systems security areaccompanied by updated screenshots from current versions of software products and updated reference lists.

 

A Clear Understanding of Systems Development

  • More extensive coverage of concepts related to cloud computing and service-oriented architecture.
  • UPDATED! Information services and technology job market coverage has been revised.
  • UPDATED! The information systems security section has been updated and extended to accommodate recent developments.
  • UPDATED! Screen captures now use the latest versions of programming and Internet development environments, while references to websites and technology trends have been updated.

Features & benefits
  • UPDATED! Expanded appendices, diagrams with additional text and figures, refreshed tables, and related content showcase recent research.
  • UPDATED! Screen captures using the latest versions of programming and Internet development environments, including .NET, Visio, and Microsoft Office, plus references to websites and technology trends, have been updated.
  • UPDATED! Coverage of topics such as information services and information systems security areaccompanied by updated screenshots from current versions of software products and updated reference lists.
  • Streamlined organisation of the text isretained from previous editions.
  • A structured traditional, linear approach to teaching systems analysis and design within a strong conceptual framework is used throughout the text.
  • Parallel organisation with Hoffer, Ramesh, and Topi’s Modern Database Management facilitates consistency for courses using both texts.

 

A Clear Understanding of Systems Development

  • NEW! More extensive coverage of concepts related to cloud computing and service-oriented architecture.
  • UPDATED! Information services and technology job market coverage has been revised.
  • UPDATED! The information systems security section has been updated and extended to accommodate recent developments.
  • UPDATED! Screen captures now use the latest versions of programming and Internet development environments, while references to websites and technology trends have been updated.
  • Concepts are grounded in the systems of modern organisations such as database management and Web-based systems.
  • Clear linkage existsbetween all dimensions of systems description and modeling.
  • Coverage of oral and written communication skills have been extended,including material on systems documentation, project management, team management, and a variety of systems development and acquisition strategies (e.g., life cycle, prototyping, object orientation, Joint Application Development (JAD), systems re engineering, and agile methodologies).
  • Consideration of standards for the methodologies of systems analysis and the platforms on which systems are designed is included.
  • Discussion of systems development and implementation within the context of change management, conversion strategies, and organisational factors is included.
  • Careful attention has been given to human factors in systems design that emphasise usability in both character-based and graphical user interface situations.
  • Visual development products are illustrated and current limitations technologies are highlighted.
  • A separate chapter on systems maintenance highlights an important and often neglected topic in systems analysis and design.
  • The systems development life cycle (SDLC) model is used as an organising tool throughout the book to provide students with a strong conceptual and systematic framework.

 

Proven Pedagogical Features

  • Extensive end-of-chapter materials are designed to accommodate various learning and teaching styles:
    • Chapter summaries review the major topics of the chapter and preview connections to future chapters.
    • Key terms test students’ absorption of material.
    • Review questions test students’ understanding of key concepts.
    • Problems and exercises test students’ analytical skills.
    • Field exercises give students the opportunity to explore the practice of systems analysis and design in organisations.
    • Margin term definitions define key terms at a glance.
    • References list books, websites, and journals that provide additional coverage of topics.
  • Three fictional cases on Pine Valley Furniture, Hoosier Burger, and Petrie Electronics illustrate corporate problems and challenges and show students the connection between the concepts and methods they are learning in the classroom and issues that may arise in the Information Systems profession.