Credits: 6

Schedule: 20.02.2018 - 05.04.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Riitta Hekkala

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Not lectured. This course has been replaced by 37C00250 Capstone: Information Systems Development.

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course introduces the information system development process to the students. During course the students will learn about the main development frameworks (waterfall, agile) and different ways of defining the system requirements as well as modeling the data flows and their organization in an information system. After the course, the students know the basics of the main tasks in the information systems development processes. They will also understand the multidisciplinary nature of this work and how the different tasks may be orchestrated to work together.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Software engineering processes: Waterfall model and iterative development models; Agile methods in software development; Determining system requirements; Outsourcing; Data flow models and Object oriented analysis (OOA); Entity–relationship model; Relational model + Normalization; System architectures and data structures; Designing user interfaces

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

1. Lectures 22 h
2. Exercise lectures 5x2 h (each lecture focuses on one exercise)
3. 5 group exercises in 2–3 person groups (grading: exceptionally passed / passed / not passed. 4/5 must be passed in order to complete the course. Physical presence is required for each exercise that is returned. Each exceptionally passed assignment adds 2 points to the exam score)
4. Exam (100% of the grade, max 30 points. At least 15/30 points are required to pass the course)

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

lectures 22
exercise lectures 10
assignments 80
reading during the course + preparing for exam 46
exam 3

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Literature:
Avison, D. and Fitzgerald, G. (2006) Information systems development. Methodologies, techniques & tools.. ISBN 0-07-711417-5. Availability
Hoffer, J.A., Joey, F.G., Valacich, J.S. Modern Systems Analysis and Design. 4. Edition, 2005; or 5. Edition, 2008, Pearson Prentice-Hall.

Study Material: Material distributed in the class and other material provided by the lecturer.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course has been replaced by 37C00250 Capstone: Information Systems Development.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=37C00200

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