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Critical Systems Analysis and Design
A Personal Framework Approach





ISBN 9780415332163
Published December 10, 2004 by Routledge
320 Pages

 
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Taking a unique approach to systems analysis and design, this insightful book provides learners with a critical personal framework for considering and developing knowledge and practice of systems analysis and design. Each chapter begins by highlighting what can be learned on its completion and ends with a critical skills development section containing activities, tasks and discussion questions. Chapters cover:

* systems analysis and design in concept and action
* structured data modelling
* making systems analysis and design inclusive.

Although the discussion and examples in this text are drawn primarily from business information systems, the lessons apply to both government and healthcare information systems and to systems development in general.

Critical Systems Analysis and Design makes a complex area of study accessible and relevant and as such is an indispensable textbook for both advanced students and professionals concerned with the innovation of information systems.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations for Critical Learning and Teaching 1. The PAC Cycle 2. Critical Knowledge and Practice Framework Part 2: IS, Projects and Application Domains 3: Systems Analysis and Design in Concept and Action 4. System Project Management 5. System Analyst Part 3. System Analysis 6. Requirements: The system to be (or not) 7. Structured Data Modelling 8. Structured Process Modelling 9. Object Modelling Part 4: System Design 10. Interface, Input and Output Design 11. System Design Part 5: Criticality, Paradigms and IS Development 12. Social Action 13. Critical Reflection 14. Ways of Thinking and Acting Part 6: The Future of IS Development 15. Making Systems Analysis and Design Inclusive

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Biography

Nandish V. Patel is Deputy Director of Studies on The Brunel MBA course at Brunel University, UK.