IT Management - Building Information Systems
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Information Systems are critical components in every business and organisation, and managers have a fundamental role in the initiation, design and implementation of a new Information System. Information Technology has a crucial role to play in modern corporate Information Systems.
In this free online course the learner is introduced to the stages of Information Systems design. The learner will see how the manager's role is fundamental to the success of the early stages of systems design, and how the user must have maximum impact during these stages.
The learner will also be introduced to the various tools available to aid in Information Systems design. There are various costs and benefits associated with the lifecycle of Information Systems, and various ways in which the organization may be impacted, and this course will address those issues.
This free course will be of great interest to professionals in the areas of business management, IT and Information Systems management who would like to learn more about designing Information Systems and the costs and the challenges faced by managers when implementing a new Information System.
Module 1: Building Information Systems
Building Information Systems with Technology - Learning Outcomes
The Design Task
A Systems Design Life Cycle
Structured vs Object-Oriented Design
Module 2: Systems Design - The Early Stages
Systems Design: The Early Stages - Learning Outcomes
Survey and Feasibility Study
Identifying System Alternatives
Undertaking Systems Design
Module 3: IT Management - Building Information Systems Assessment
Having completed this course the learner will be able to: - List the stages of the systems design life cycle; - Discuss the roles of the users, mangers and designers in the systems design life cycle; - Identify the key concerns of the systems analysis and feasibility study; - Outline the various costs and benefits associated with the systems design life cycle; - List the different tools available for Information Systems Design; - Discuss the characteristics of structural design and object-oriented design with regards to information systems design.
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