An Introduction to System Analysis Techniques

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This book has been written by two lecturers who have been teaching systems analysis techniques to students for a number of years. Not only have they been active practitioners with first hand knowledge of the techniques described, but have also developed effective ways of getting their message across to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. The book is based on the way they teach, and comes across in an easy, friendly and accessible style. It lays a firm foundation in analysis and is suitable for a wide range of undergraduate courses.The techniques introduced include spray and tree diagrams, data flow diagrams, data modelling, normalisation and entity life histories. The approach throughout is to introduce the techniques by the use of step-by-step worked examples.

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Shelving category: Systems analysis and design

An Introduction to Systems Analysis Techniques

Second Edition

Mark Lejk and David Deeks

Suitable for a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, this book lays a firm foundation in analysis, seeking to equip students for a real working environment. It will also help seasoned professionals refresh their skills.

Written by authors with longstanding experience in teaching systems analysis techniques to students and professionals, the material in this book is presented in an easy, friendly and accessible style. Coverage of both structured and object-oriented techniques is included. The structured techniques include spray and tree diagrams, data flow diagrams, entity models, normalisation and entity life histories. The object-oriented techniques include class diagrams and use cases.

The approach throughout is to introduce each technique by the use of step-by-step worked examples, followed by exercises related to the reader’s experience.

The subject of systems analysis is set in a wider context, emphasising the business-oriented approach.

This second edition also includes the first published introduction to the Process Improvement for Strategic Objectives (PISO™) method for business re-engineering – developed at the University of Sunderland and gaining strong support in a wide range of private and public sector organisations.

Key features

    • Emphasis on the business context
    • An emphasis on the human aspects of systems analysis
    • Physical and logical views
    • The effect of ‘time’
    • Consideration of both structured and object-oriented techniques
    • Guidance on how to be an effective part of a systems development team
    • Includes the PISO method

    Mark Lejk

    is a qualified SSADM practitioner with an industrial background and extensive experience of teaching analysis techniques to students and practitioners.

    David Deeks has many years of experience in the application and teaching of systems analysis, and continues to offer training and consultancy to large and small organisations, particularly in the PISO method.

    Both authors are Readers at the University of Sunderland and have worked closely together for almost ten years. They have a particular interest in bringing real-world aspects to their teaching and are noted for their innovative approaches.

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