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Ch 14: Systems Development & Analysis

About This Chapter

This chapter can help you quickly review the basics of systems and development analysis. Access these short lessons and quizzes whenever you need to refresh your understanding of these concepts, study for an upcoming exam or catch up in class.

Systems & Development Analysis - Chapter Summary

Study the foundations of systems and development analysis with this self-guided computer science chapter. As you work through these short and simple lessons, you'll become familiar with systems development methods, the software development process, application development methods and various analysis/design tools. The chapter comes with self-assessment quizzes to help you review important concepts from each lesson. The chapter is accessible on any computer or mobile device, and if you have any questions about the material, you can submit them to our instructors online. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Compare various methods and tools in systems development
  • Summarize the process of software development
  • Differentiate between internal and external application development processes
  • Evaluate the importance of system analysis
  • Explain how flow charts are used in analysis and design

5 Lessons in Chapter 14: Systems Development & Analysis
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Systems Development Methods and Tools

1. Systems Development Methods and Tools

System development is the process of defining, designing, testing and implementing a software application. Learn about the phases of systems development and some of the specific tools used to support the activities of each phase in this video lesson.

Systems Development Life Cycles: Software Development Process

2. Systems Development Life Cycles: Software Development Process

There are a number of models of software development, each with a somewhat different approach to implementing the various phases of the systems development life cycle. Learn about these models in this video lesson.

Application Development Processes: Internal & External

3. Application Development Processes: Internal & External

Sourcing indicates who is responsible for system development. There are different types of sourcing, which vary in their use of internal and external resources. Outsourcing in particular has become popular for system development.

Why is System Analysis Important?

4. Why is System Analysis Important?

In this lesson, we define a system and learn about the process of system analysis. We examine the different stages of systems analysis that makes it so important in system design.

Analysis and Design Tools: Analysis Definition and Flow Charts Introduction

5. Analysis and Design Tools: Analysis Definition and Flow Charts Introduction

Now that the requirements are pretty well known, you can start analyzing how you are going to write your code. One of the first steps is to model the activities involved. A useful tool for this is a flowchart, which is what we will look at in this lesson. At the end, you will have good basic knowledge of how to create simple flowcharts.

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