The Information System Consultant's Handbook familiarizes systems analysts, systems designers, and information systems consultants with underlying principles, specific documentation, and methodologies.
Corresponding to the primary stages in the systems development life cycle, the book divides into eight sections:
Eighty-two chapters comprise the book, and each chapter covers a single tool, technique, set of principles, or methodology. The clear, concise narrative, supplemented with numerous illustrations and diagrams, makes the material accessible for readers - effectively outlining new and unfamiliar analysis and design topics.
Information Gathering and Problem Definition
Project Planning and Project Management
Testing and Implementation
Operation and Maintenance
"…written in a readable style that should serve both experienced and beginning analysts. For the experienced analysts it will help maintain a firm grasp of those techniques and tools that are the mainstay of the system analyst…excellent review tool…For the beginner it provides a survey of major tools, techniques, principles and methodologies…chapters are organized in a way that makes it easy to compare the tools and methodologies, a major strength of the handbook."
--E-STREAMS, Vol. 3, No. 5