ECTS credits: 5
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 2

Course objective:

The acquisition of knowledge and skills related to the development of information systems (IS) organization. Understanding and using IS complexity assessment methods, assessment of organization's willingness to develop IS, decomposition of organization and business processes. Acquiring knowledge and using methods for business process analysis, matrix visualization, IS architecture optimization. Analysis of affinity of business processes and grouping them according to affinities. Using product modeling methods and data modeling methods. Development of project documentation for IS development. Using CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) tools to support the analysis and design of IS.

Course contents:

Identification of an opportunity to improve operation of an IS. Business process management. Analysis of business requirements (modeling business processes and requests for information). Structuring business opportunities into projects. Specifying and prioritizing projects. Project feasibility analysis and readiness for IS development. Analysis and specification of system requirements. Different approaches to the implementation of IS for supporting business requirements. Specifying the implementation of alternative solutions for a specific information system. Analysis of organizational structure and structure of IS. Methods for comparing the approaches to the implementation of IS. Organizational implementation of a new information system. Different methods for IS analysis and design. CASE tools for developing IS.

Competences:

Understanding of business needs that can be solved by using information systems. Launching, specification and prioritizing of information systems, as well as determining their feasibility. Defining problems or opportunities to launch projects. Using methodologies to analyze business situations (problems or opportunities), modeling using formal techniques and specifications of requirements for the implementation of a customized system. Detection of business requirements and conversion into technical specifications. Consideration of using alternative ready-made systems (such as ERP, CRM, SCM, etc.).

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Design a business model of an information system. 2. Assess the feasibility of a particular project. 3. Compare various methods for the system analysis and design. 4. Self-assess the justification for the use of ready-made systems for the implementation of an information system. 5. Organize the implementation of a new information system. The mentioned learning outcomes contribute the learning outcomes of the study programme: - Present engineering methods and principles in the design of information systems and program support (1). - Analyze the influence of the IS characteristic on its performance and security (9). - Explain opinions, solutions, and suggestions in team work (10). - Present one's own or team work (11).