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Systems Analysis and Design Hardcover – June, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0471386568 ISBN-10: 0471386561 Edition: Pck

 
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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc; Pck edition (June 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471386561
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471386568
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,709,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Get the skills you need to do SAD!

In a field as exciting and dynamic as System Analysis and Design (SAD), there will always be new techniques and approaches to develop systems more effectively and efficiently. But if you want to succeed in SAD, you'll need a solid foundation of skills you can rely on--no matter what the approach or methodology.

That's why Alan Dennis and Barb Wixom's SYSTEMS ANALYSI AND DESIGN focuses on the core set of skills that all analysis must possess--from gathering rewuirements and modeling business needs to creating blueprints for how the system should be built. Now updated and revised, the new edition features reorganized chapters, new topics, and expanded detail.

FEATURES:
* Focus on doing SAD. This text encourages you to do SAD. After presenting the how and what of each major technique, the text guides you through practice problems and then invites you to use the technique in a project.
* New and expanded coverage. The Second Edition presents a new half chapter about the project selection process, as well as more detailed coverage of economic feasibility, process modeling, data modeling, and IT architecture.
* New real-life examples, cases, and skills. The book includes a running case, which serves as a template that you can apply to your own work. Chapters also include "Concepts in Action" boxes, which describe how real companies succeeded (and failed) in performing the activities in that chapter.
* Object-oriented concepts and techniques. Object-oriented concepts are included throughout the book, and a final chapter focuses on the major elements of UML.
* Project-based approach. Topics are presented in the order in which an analyst would encounter them in a typical project.
* Tips from the pros. Interviews of seven CIOs on about project selection and management are integrated throughout the book.
* Student Web Site. Includes hands-on exercises, Word and RTF templates for project deliverables, PowerPoint slides, and relevant internet links. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Alan Dennis, The University of Georgia
Barbara Haley, University of Virginia --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Cate on February 3, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The third edition, copyright 2006, often seems outdated. The examples and references are usually from the 1980's or 1990's. The authors provided a new edition, but I don't see that much effort went into actually updating the material. They don't even introduce object oriented approaches until the last chapter of the book. It's almost like it's an afterthought. They also don't provide much information on RAD or agile methods.

I feel like I bought a circa 1999 book. Disappointing.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Erric Budiono on April 13, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Price reflects quality. This book is superb for System Analyst and Designers (SAD), both beginner and advanced ones. It is very informative that can be used for both learning and reference purposes. The authors explain everything very clearly using the same case examples (CD Selection case) and exercises for every chapter, so it's very easy to understand and keep track as you move chapter by chapter. I used to screw up in SAD but as I started using this book, I learned much more and much better than before. Thanks to the authors for thier good job and my professor who recommended this book to the class. Highly recommended for anyone interested in SAD.
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11 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "andrejohnson75" on July 31, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I was introducted to this book as a student of DeVry Institute of Technology. I think the book provides the most concise, yet informative theory of the System Development Life Cycle. Those interested in project management, infrastructure management, etc. would find this book extremely concise and "to-the-point". The book also provides an array of examples, including case projects and questions. I think the only thing missing from this book is an interactive CD or software such as Microsoft Project or Visible Analyst. But we know how Microsoft is about licensing and purchase standards. Anyway, the book is an excellent resource for those interested in information systems management.
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By T on February 5, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
this book has loads of clear-cut examples for a student new to and struggling at S.A.D
easy to read and understand
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