Systems Analysis and Design Seminar (CIS270/54)

Weekly Schedule

Week #3
Week of September 17th
As you have probably gathered, we will use the text book as only one of our resources to understand what analyzing a system is about. This week I would like you to read chapter #4 in the text book.
I want you to look at decision tables this week. Please read the information posted under notes and handouts and do some research on the web. I also want you to look at the information about data flow diagrams very carefully and I would also like you to research them on the web as well.
Assignments:
Decision Table assignment
I want you to continue working on the New Century Health Clinic project in the back of the chapters. You do not have to answer all the questions in detail, you can just look at the questions and summarize so I know you understand the point.
Week #2
Week of September 11th
Remember that this is a capstone course - you should keep a portfolio of your work to pass in at the end of semester (it should be web based). I would like you to upload samples of things you have done during your studies in this major. We will look more at your final portfolio later in the semester.
Read chapter #3 in the text.
I would like you to do some reading about copyright and fair use. Some suggested sites are:
Stanford Copyright and Fair Use
Copyright crash course
Medical Library Association on copyright and fair use
I would also like you to read some information on computer ethics:
The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics
ACM code of ethics
Assignments:
Please take this quiz. This is a check off assignment and not a graded assignment so be honest and test yourself. Tell me which ones you got right and which ones you got wrong.
Quiz on copyright and fair use
Write a short paper explaining copyright, fair use and ethics in a way that could be put in a company handbook and that would apply to web development and Internet resources.
Work for chapter #3 New Century Health Clinic at the back of the chapter.
Week #1
Week of September 4th
Read chapter #1 and #2 in the text. I can ask the bookstore to order the text if you need me to.
Part of your work this semester will be to prepare a portfolio of your work. You should spend some time this week looking at sites that talk about what should be part of an electronic portfolio and figuring out what you want to have in yours.
While you are getting the textbook, please start with some research on ecommerce and some review of spreadsheets. If you are not comfortable with spreadsheets and need more information, let me know and I will find a text book for you to use.
Assignments:
First e-commerce assignment: eCommerce Can be delayed a week - next week is lighter.
Spreadsheet assignment: Southworth Nursery spreadsheet due in two weeks to give you time to learn or review Excel or a spreadsheet of your choice.
New Century Health Clinic is a case study that continues at the back of each chapter. I want you to do the work for the case study each week. Since I am asking you to read chapter #1 and chapter #2, I want you to do the assignments for these two chapters that are listed in the Case Study. These are check offs - I am looking for understanding of the concepts.


Send e-mail to Mrs. Grocer:
pgrocer@bristol.mass.edu

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