CIS3002 Business Analysis (FOBUS)
Units 1.0 (Systems Analysis and Design) Band 2
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to USQConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>. It is recommended, where possible, that students complete CIS2000 (Systems Analysis and Design) or an equivalent course before CIS3002. Students who have not completed a course of this nature will probably need to complete additional reading during the first few weeks of the semester.
This course complements CIS2000 (Systems Analysis and Design) and CIS2002 (Database Design). The course focuses on developing key Business Analysis skills using object oriented methodologies, in particular UML and Use Case Diagrams. Popular requirements analysis and design specification methods are given detailed coverage and the issue of system acquisition via packages is also considered. The importance of written and verbal communication skills is given due prominence. The course will enable students to understand the overall Systems Development Lifecycle, and particularly contemporary approaches to Systems Development Methodologies, as well as a range of tools and techniques. Students will be exposed to current software industry Quality Assurance concepts and standards and will apply a standard in their assessment tasks. Major trends and issues affecting business/systems analysis and design in the business sector are also studied.