Spring 2008 Syllabus

MIS 6308:Systems Analysis and Project Management
Instructor:Dr. Jai Asundi, (SOM 3.418, 972-883-4776, asundi(AT)utdallas.edu) Class hours:7.00 to 9.45 pm, Thursday Office Hours: 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm on Wednesday or by appointment TA:TBA Course Text:Systems Analysis and Design with UML Version 2.0: An Object-Oriented Approach" by Dennis, Wixom, and Tegarden, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2005. Course Objective:To provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of object oriented systems analysis and design procedures. Software project management techniques will be covered. At the end of the course, the student will be able to analyze business situations and design computer based information systems using object-oriented methodologies. Course Evaluation: 1. Class Tests:(2 * 30 = 60%): There will be two closed book tests. One in the middle of the semester and one at the end. (See detailed schedule below) 2. Group Project(1 * 30 = 30%): Each student is expected to be part of a group project. A group can have a maximum of four students. There will be two project walkthrough sessions. One will occur during the middle of the semester, and the other towards the end. 3. Class Participation (10%): Student participation on in-class exercises and discussions. 4. Bonus Assignment(10%): Students that take part in an assignment evaluating software engineering models will be considered for bonus marks Analysis and Design of information systems is a time consuming activity. Systems analysis requires broad business and IT knowledge as well as attention to details. Design of a consistent and complete system is a challenging activity. Consistency among system models will be emphasized throughout the course. Grading Policy:Grades will be determined based on the individual and class performance. Scholastic dishonesty: Scholastic dishonesty will be dealt seriously and according to the University policy available at http://www.utdallas.edu/student/slife/dishonesty.html Tentative Class Schedule:

Week Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 10 January 17 January 24 January 31 January

Topic Introduction to the course Introduction to SAPM Project Initiation Systems Analysis Requirements Gathering Use Case Modeling

Book Chapters 1,2 2 5 6 7 8

7 February Structural Modeling 14 February Behavioral Modeling

21 February Moving on to Design 10 + Class Notes Object Persistence Design 28 February 11, 13 User Interface Design Components 6 March 13 March 10 April 20 March 27 March 3 April 10 April 17 April 24 April Test 1 Spring Break Project Presentation 1 Class and Method Design Construction Design Patterns (Class Notes) Installation Project Management Project Management Project Presentations 2 Test 2: Project Due

15, Class Notes 16 3,4 3,4

For each class, the lecture notes will be posted on WebCT. Please look at the site often for news, notes or other issues.

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