UGRD > MSIS > 290
Information Systems Development and Management
This course is designed to offer a comprehensive understanding of systems development and management in organizations by examining currently used techniques and system development methodologies. A range of life-cycle models are considered, including prototyping, evolutionary development, and object-oriented approaches. The aim is to present a balanced overview of the process of analyzing user requirements, designing and developing computerized information systems to meet these requirements, and managing the information resource function. The course introduces students to the pitfalls of systems development and implementation in organizations, with the aim of developing the student's critical thinking skills.