This edition covers the methodologies, techniques and tools in information systems development. It also provides frameworks to assess information systems methodologies, while remaining independent of any particular methodology or supplier.
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NEW! Themes in Information Systems Development: Including: Flexibility; Packages and specifically SAP; Electronic commerce; Knowledge Management; Evolutionary development; Component development ; Data Mining
NEW! Techniques: UML notation; Effect/Correspondence diagrams
NEW! Tools: Focus on Oracle development tools; Have a sub section on SELECT; Describe the PRINCE project management method; Discuss some web based development tools
NEW! Methodologies: Object-Orientation, e.g. OMT / Booch / Rombough; UML; CMM and Stages of Growth; DSDM; ERP
NEW! Issues and Frameworks: Contingency; Metaphors of ISD; Eras of methodologies, including critiques; Web based development
Each element is treated separately and in depth, enabling the student to acquire a complete and focussed understanding of the issues
Integrates technical, social and economic views of information systems development, which will aid the student in all areas of the information systems industry
Provides a comprehensive framework to assess information systems methodologies
Independent of any particular methodology or supplier, so creating an unbiased outlook on information systems development
Structured so that the student and instructor can use the text with flexibility, enabling them to use the book in a way which suits the individuals needs
Can be used as a teaching and a reference text, so is a complete resource for students and instructors on information systems courses
David Avison is Distinguished Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences (SID) at ESSEC Business School, Paris, France. He has published and edited over twenty leading texts on Information Systems. Guy Fitzgerald is Professor of Information Systems at the School of Information Systems and Computing at Brunel University, UK. He has published widely in the areas of systems development, flexibility, outsourcing and strategy.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill College, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2 Sub. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0077092333