About This Course
This course teaches three core concepts: 1) why software is written and how IT projects are completed, 2) how to work effectively in a team, navigating IT processes with others to complete a project, and 3) clear communication skills—written and verbal—that can be immediately put to use on the job (the course satisfies a Writing Intensive requirement). Through applied case studies, students grapple with requirements elicitation, analysis, and design of computer system solutions that tackle business objectives. They will be challenged to contemplate system development life cycles, development methodologies, analysis/design tools and techniques, and communication strategies. By the end of this course, you will have a firm grasp on how IT projects go from ideas to working software.
Sample textbook: Systems Analysis Design 10th Edition, Kenneth E. Kendall, Julie E. Kendall
BS, business administration/finance/computer science, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Ms. DeWanz began her career in the financial services industry without even realizing that her minor would be put to immediate use, with the majority of her time spent working on IT projects. She started out in customer service, processing transactions and taking phone calls from shareholders and registered representatives alike. Over time, she found herself in a business analyst role, and she says that it suited her very well. Many years later, she is still doing project work. She is currently a business analyst with a consulting firm in Minneapolis for a variety of projects and companies.
- INET 4083W – Systems II: Analysis and Design