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Subject details

  • Topics
    • The role of the analyst and the SDLC
    • Investigating system requirements
    • Project management and planning in the context of requirements analysis modelling
    • Data gathering techniques
    • Modelling system requirements: traditional approach - specifically DFDs; OO approach - focusing on use cases and activity diagrams; and agile systems
    • Evaluation of alternatives for requirements, environments and implementation
    • Current trends in systems development methodologies

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies and modelling techniques to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
  2. Apply advanced and coherent knowledge of the Structured, Object-Oriented and Agile approaches to systems analysis
  3. Critically analyse the theory relating to requirements modelling and through this advanced knowledge, articulate possible solutions for business problems
  4. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.
  • Assignment 1 - (Individual) 40 - 50% (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - (Group) 15 - 25% (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Questions (Individual) 5 - 15% (0%)
  • Assignment 4 - (Group) 30 - 40% (0%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

After completing this subject, students will be able to identify, critically analyse and instigate the process of exploring problem areas in a given context. They will apply analysis and modelling techniques in the context of practical problems, discuss alternative models and solutions, and argue effectively why some models or solutions are better than others given different evaluation criteria.

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