Systems Development & Consulting

The course covers concepts and techniques for the full development process from planning, through preliminary investigation and analysis, design, and implementation. The course begins with high-level concerns about organization issues, system development goals, and team management. Students gain an understanding of the complexity of systems development environments and learn the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to manage their information systems projects. Various types of technologies (including project management software as well as software to support group collaboration) used for the project management process will also be discussed. A system development consulting project for a local organization is the focus of the semester.