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This subject introduces the fundamental business analysis processes to identify information systems requirements, leading to the specification and design of information systems or the selection of commercial off-the-shelf packages to support business processes. Students will gain experience in the tools and techniques for the initial stages of these analysis and design cycles.
This subject is in the lower core of the Master of Information Systems program but is valuable for anyone wanting to learn about business analysis leading to capitalising on technology use in business processes.
Topics include requirements gathering tools and techniques, information and process modelling, and systems development methodologies.
Examples of projects that students complete are:
- A requirements report analysing a business process
- A report to recommend ways forward for improving the situation analysed in the requirements report
- Critiques of reports
Intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Describe and apply requirements gathering techniques
- Use appropriate modelling techniques to best understand a business context and need for an information system
- Write and criticise reports documenting information systems requirements
- Select and justify using a systems development methodology to solve a business problem
- Initiate a case that justifies the purchase of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) packages
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Clear thinking
- Report writing skills
- Enhanced ability to work in a team
- Presentation skills
Last updated: 2 December 2019