Information Systems Development: Methodologies, Techniques and Tools (Information systems series)

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First published almost ten years ago, "Information Systems Development" is used by lecturers and students worldwide. Through long experience of teaching with the text and feedback from colleagues and students, the authors have continued to build from the solid foundations of the original text. The new 3rd edition of "Information Systems Development" has been updated and enhanced to reflect the latest developments in IS technology, and to meet the needs of a new generation in IS studies. The book contains comprehensive coverage of diverse topics including Oracle applications, UML notation, RUP, RAD and DSDM. There is a new section on SAP and other ERP systems. E-commerce and web applications such as Dreamweaver are examined, as well as additional information on package development and component based design. The authors further illustrate how these various technologies integrate with social and economic factors to provide a thorough examination of "Information Systems Development". Due to this broad content base, "Information Systems Development" is suitable for a wide range of degree programs without impacting the unique requirements of either computer science, or business and management courses. Both theoretical models and real-world examples provide an engaging and practical text, and there is considerable web-based support material available for both lecturers and students.

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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

About the Author:

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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