Credits: 6

Schedule: 07.01.2020 - 20.02.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Riitta Hekkala

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III Otaniemi Campus (2018-2019)

III Otaniemi Campus (2019-2020)

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 (E.g. 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. Students will also learn to apply the knowledge they have learned to real-world problems.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Must know: Software development processes: Waterfall model, iterative development models, Agile methods in software development, Determining system requirements, Data flow model(s), Object oriented analysis (OOA), Entity-relationship model, Relational model, Normalization, System architectures and data structures, and Outsourcing.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

80% Exam
20% assignments/ a project work in 2-3 person groups (Grading follows Bachelor's Capstone Evaluation Rubric).

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Lectures 24h (Obligatory classroom presence)
- Exercise lectures 12h (Obligatory classroom presence)
- Assignments 76h (e.g. case studies; a project work)
- Exam preparation 44h
- Exam 4h
- Total 160h (6 ECTS)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Avison, D. and Fitzgerald, G.: Information systems development. Methodologies, techniques & tools., 2006

Hoffer, J.A., George, J.F. ja Valacich, J.S., Modern Systems Analysis and Design, 4. edition, 2005; 5. edition 2008; Pearson Prentice-Hall.

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