Based on an ongoing case, this text emphasises contemporary approaches and implementations of microcomputer-based information systems. This practical, applications-oriented text encourages students to master the analysis and design process through an actual project capable of being completed and implemented in one term. This project allows students to solve real-world problems and encourages interaction much like the analyst-client relationship. Through the enhanced systems development life-cycle, students utilise cutting-edge prototyping techniques and fourth-generation language programming along with alternative software solutions to solve design problems. Features: * The Cornucopia Case guides students through the enhanced systems development life cycle by using a real-world example. This ongoing end-of-chapter project allows the students to see how each facet of the enhanced SDLC is implemented by the analyst. Students are exposed to cost constraints with a budget of ?10,000. The case addresses programming concerns, file formats, and time management issues. * Capital CASE, a fictitious object-oriented design tool, accompanies the Cornucopia Case. This section illustrates how students might use a CASE tool to solve the problems described in Cornucopia. Students can adapt these solutions or suggestions to their indiviual projects as needed. * Ethical issues that analysts confront daily are interwoven in section called Where Are You On The Gray Scale? * Additional cases for student implementation can be found in the Project Book and Instructor's Manual (A special discounted student package is available which includes the text and project book). * A CASE tool, Visible Analyst Workbench (DOS or Windows, Student Version), and accompanying manual can be packaged with the text.
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Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-001-X8-1733001