DSP344 Systems Analysis and Knowledge Acquisition

Code DSP344
Name Systems Analysis and Knowledge Acquisition
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Academic staff Mārīte Kirikova
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course concerns systems analysis tasks in the context of information systems development. It focuses on various methods of knowledge acquisition and business and information systems modeling used by the systems analysts for the identification of organizational requirements for new ICT solutions or changes of ICT solutions. Methods included in the course conform to the first three levels of four - level competence framework defined by International Institute of Business Analysis. The course helps also to acquire specific skills, which are indicated in the national professional standard of systems analysts PS 0067. It provides basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills in systems analysis in an integrated manner..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge and understanding in systems analysis essential for performing simple systems analysis tasks independently and productive working in systems analysis teems performing complex systems analysis projects. Acquired knowledge, understanding, and competences are the basis for further academic and professional growth in the area of systems analysis as well as for having capability to act in positions that require basic systems analysis skills, e.g. having a position "Systems analyst-programmer".
Learning outcomes
and assessment
The student understands tasks, methods and ethical principles of systems analysis. - Answers theoretical systems analysis questions at the exam.
Student knows how to acquire knowledge for requirements identification. - In the assignements student demonstrates skills in document analysis, interviewing, observation (ethnographic analysis) and questionnaire design
Student knows how to use groupwork and agile methods for knowledge acquisition about business systems and requirements for ICT solutions. - In the assignments student demonstrates skills in brainstorming, structured walkthrough, user stories acquisition, and other methods.
Student knows and is able to use simple business rule, decision, and problem analysis methods. - In the assignments student demonstrates skills of business rule, decision, and problem analysis.
Student knows how to develop enterprise models. - At the exam enterprise models are correctly developed.
Student knows how to develop complex functional models. - Multi-level data flow diagram and /or business process diagram is correctly developed.
Student knows information systems alternative analysis and evaluation methods. - Answers corresponding questions at the exam.
Student understands the role of software development notations in system analysis. - Answers corresponding questions at the exam.
Course prerequisites n/a

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