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Ch 8: Systems Development: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Systems Development chapter of this College Information Systems and Computer Applications Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about systems development. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the information involving systems development required in a typical college information systems and computer applications course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other information systems and computer applications work.
  • Identify the systems development concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our college information systems and computer applications tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn systems development and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the software development process, graphical user interfaces, project management tools or any other systems development topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their business learning
  • Prefer learning business topics visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their systems development unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in information systems and computer applications
  • Don't have access to their business teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning systems development simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
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  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn systems development on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Name the eight steps involved in systems development.
  • Become familiar with the software development life cycle.
  • Explain how graphical user interfaces are designed.
  • Compare internal and external application development processes.
  • Describe the various project roles involved in systems development.
  • Learn about the project management tools used in systems development.

10 Lessons in Chapter 8: Systems Development: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Developing a Graphical User Interface (GUI)

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.

Application Development Processes: Internal & External

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.

Project Roles in Systems Development in Organizations

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.

Project Management Tools for Systems Development

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.

IT Requirements Documents: Definition, Templates & Examples

7. IT Requirements Documents: Definition, Templates & Examples

Businesses and customers alike are turning to formalized methods to bring some structure to their interaction. In this lesson, we'll take a look at one such method, IT requirements documents.

What is Batch Processing? - Definition & Examples

8. What is Batch Processing? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn how information is prioritized, scheduled, and processed on large-scale computers. These large-scale computers are commonly found at banks, research institutions, universities, and utility companies.

What is Biometric Security? - Definition, Systems & Devices

9. What is Biometric Security? - Definition, Systems & Devices

Biometric security devices measure unique characteristics of a person, such as voice pattern, the iris or retina pattern of the eye, or fingerprint patterns. With biometrics, it can be extremely difficult for someone to break into a system.

What Is Configuration Management? - Definition, Process & Tools

10. What Is Configuration Management? - Definition, Process & Tools

Learn about configuration management (CM), a continuous process of recording and maintaining consistent and reliable records pertaining to an organization's hardware and software composition, including software version control and hardware updates.

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