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Information systems development practices ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: P Darke

Caulfield First semester 2005 (Evening)

Synopsis: This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of a range of approaches to systems development and knowledge of a number of specific systems development methodologies. The main topics include the evolution of systems development methodologies, frameworks for evaluating and selecting methodologies, the organisational context in which systems development takes place, productivity and quality improvement strategies, and a number of systems development approaches. These include participative development, soft systems approaches, object-oriented development, structured systems development approaches, data and information-oriented approaches, and rapid application development.

Assessment: Assignments: 50% + Formal Supervised Assessment: 50%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: IMS9001, IMS9003 or equivalent

Prohibitions: SYS4230, SYS3230, IMS3230