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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the systems development life cycle or working with internal and external application development processes
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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Systems Development unit of a standard college information systems course. Topics covered include:
- Eight steps to systems development
- Phases in the software development life cycle
- Development of graphical user interfaces (GUI)
- Project roles in organizational systems development
- Project management tools for systems development
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.
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.
3. Developing a Graphical User Interface (GUI)
A computer system needs a user interface. Graphical user interfaces have become very popular due to their ease of use. Learn about the elements of user interfaces and how interfaces are developed to improve the usability of software applications.
4. 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.
5. Project Roles in Systems Development in Organizations
A development team is responsible for delivering a system that meets the original objectives. A development team typically includes users, managers, system analysts, programmers, technical specialists and other stakeholders.
6. Project Management Tools for Systems Development
Project management consists of planning, scheduling, directing and controlling resources for a defined task. Learn about specific tools for project management, such as Gantt charts, the Critical Path Method and the Program Evaluation and Review Technique.
7. Entropy in Machine Learning
In this lesson, we'll take a look at entropy, how it relates to machine learning, and why it's important. At the end of the lesson, you should have a good understanding of these relevant topics.
8. What is Data Mapping? - Example & Definition
In today's world, businesses constantly add to their information stores. In order to put data to good use, we need to make sense out of it, and that's where data mapping comes in. In this lesson, we'll take a look at data mapping, what it is, what it is used for, and some examples.
9. Data Mapping: Tools & Best Practices
This lesson will provide a basic understanding of what is involved in data mapping and why it is needed. It will also assist the student in understanding how data mapping can resolve issues that arise in data re-use situations.
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- Information Systems in Organizations: Help and Review
- Hardware and Systems Technology: Help and Review
- Systems Software and Application Software: Help and Review
- Internet, Intranet, and Extranet: Help and Review
- Network Systems Technology: Help and Review
- Remote Connections: Help and Review
- Enterprise Business Systems: Help and Review
- Decision Support & Specialized Information Systems: Help & Review
- Data Management: Help and Review
- Ethical, Social & Business Issues in IT: Help & Review
- Introduction to Programming: Help and Review
- Learning Computer Science
- Business, Social & Ethical Implications & Issues: Help & Review
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- Java Programming Overview
- Java Programming Problems