Information Systems

Course Description

This course elaborates both structured and object-oriented methods and techniques used in development of complex information systems for end users. The course examines analysis and design techniques, feasibility analysis, information systems development approaches and architectures, systems testing, and system conversion, production and maintenance procedures. Special attention is payed to information system and software development methodologies. Enterprise resource planning specifics are discussed. Project management issues with respect to information system development are considered. The lectures are corroborated by case studies of actual professional projects of the lecturers.

Learning Outcomes

  1. analyze and determine organizational information needs
  2. choose an adequate information systems lifecycle
  3. identify information systems requirements
  4. design a new information system
  5. select an adequate system architecture
  6. apply modern software development techniques
  7. select and adapt appropriate software development method
  8. plan information systems development
  9. evaluate existent information system
  10. assess information system feasibility

Forms of Teaching


Lectures where the topics of the course are presented. Invited lectures by industry experts.

Seminars and workshops

Simulation of the actual project by life cycle phases.

Independent assignments

During the lecture, students will be given independent assignments to better understand the concepts presented. Preparation for the laboratory which includes independent research.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Quizzes 50 % 20 % 50 % 20 %
Class participation 0 % 5 % 0 % 5 %
Seminar/Project 50 % 30 % 50 % 30 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 50 % 20 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 25 %
Exam: Written 50 % 45 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Systems development life-cycle
  2. Corporate strategy, project structuring and selection, Analysis of project feasibility
  3. Analysis of business requirements, Analysis and specification of system requirements
  4. Structured and object-oriented modeling , Understanding organizational processes, Business process assessment, Business process improvement
  5. Structured and object-oriented modeling
  6. IS architecture design and architectural patterns, Methods for comparing systems implementation approaches
  7. Business process management fundamentals, Using IT for process management and improvement, Organizational issues in business process management, Business process modelling
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Workflow management, Workflow modelling, Workflow management systems architecture, Workflow management systems development
  10. Systems implementation, operation and support
  11. Approaches to implementing information systems to support business requirements, Implementation, operation and maintenance, Organizational change and change management
  12. Information systems development methods
  13. Information systems development methods
  14. Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP), Modules and components of enterprise systems, ERP and business process integration, Selection of enterprise systems software, ERP Life Cycle, Planning and package selection
  15. Final exam

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Joseph S. Valacich, Joey F. George (2016.), Modern Systems Analysis and Design, Global Edition,
Alan Dennis, Barbara Haley Wixom, David Tegarden (2015.), Systems Analysis and Design, John Wiley & Sons
Scott Tilley, Harry J. Rosenblatt (2016.), Systems Analysis and Design, Cengage Learning

Associate Lecturers

Laboratory exercises

For students


ID 222547
  Summer semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
5 Seminar
0 Exercises
15 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

80 Excellent
70 Very Good
60 Good
50 Acceptable