2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 08, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CIS 280 Systems Analysis and Design (5 credits)



Prerequisite CIS 210  with 2.0 or better, or instructor permission.

Course Description
This course introduces students to a systematic approach to defining needs, creating specifications, and designing information systems. Course discussion and hands-on case studies providing practical knowledge and experience. Waterfall and agile systems analysis and design techniques will be used to develop and document effective computer-based information systems projects. Students will also learn project management standards and create project plans using currently available project management application software.

Student Outcomes
1. Analyze and design components of an information management system using various techniques and tools within the traditional Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Waterfall methodology.
2. Analyze and design components of a information management system using various techniques and tools within the traditional Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Agile methodology.
3. Utilize currently available project management software for tracking and reporting project tasks, costs, resources and timelines for both Waterfall and Agile projects.
4. Analyze and discuss systems acquisition, implementation, testing, and on-going maintenance/monitoring issues, risks, and best practices.
5. Identify and analyze professionalism and ethics in project SDLCs.
6. Identify system risks and issues and mitigation strategies.
7. Analyze and discuss governance, security, and privacy.
8. Differentiate various Information Technology, PM, and management roles in Waterfall and Agile Information Technology environments.
9. Analyze the business environment and how Information Technology supports the organization achieve business objectives.
10. Identify and analyze standards and best practices for Information Technology governance and management such as ISACA’s COBIT and ISO standards.
11. Identify and analyze industry relevant Information Technology career paths, computer certifications and staying current in a rapidly changing career field.



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