Alan Dennis ; Barbara Haley Wixom ; Roberta M. Roth
Students in the course Systems Analysis and Design are given a rigorous hands-on introduction to the field through the use of a project-based learning environment that simulates the workflow found in the real world. The course's ultimate objective is to train the analysts of the future. The fundamental ideas are introduced using dynamic cases and examples, which are then supplemented by detailed explanations and unique features that highlight important aspects while also placing an emphasis on the process of doing while simultaneously learning. Students cultivate the essential skills and knowledge base required of a professional analyst as they apply their own work to cases taken from the real world. In the process, they also develop an instinct for approach, tools, and methods. This book conveys both essential knowledge and the experience of developing and analyzing systems; with this strong foundation in SAD concepts and applications, students are equipped with a robust and relevant skill set that maps directly to real-world systems analysis projects. The book is accessible, engaging, and geared toward active learning.