Volume 7, Number 32
April 22, 2009
Abstract: The authors present a case suitable for a semester long systems analysis and design project in an upper level course in Information Systems or Computer Science. They further illustrate how this case was used in an IS course using the procedural approach and in a CS course using the object oriented approach. The Multimedia Education Center (MEC) case grew out of one of the authors’ experience in developing customized courseware for an industrial client. For IS students, MEC has a front-end proposal and feasibility analysis segment and, for CS students, an in depth requirements analysis component. Appropriate deliverables are specified for the two approaches. Although MEC has three delivery stages under either approach, it can be extended to include a prototype system implementation. Since the case simulates real life experiences such as working in teams, taking on different roles in the system development process, and using information gathering techniques with the instructor playing the role of the client, it prepares students well for a subsequent capstone course, where the students analyze, design, and implement a client-sponsored system development project. The student feedback from both the programs confirms this observation.
Keywords: case study, systems analysis and design, object oriented, procedural
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Recommended Citation: Surendran and Naugler (2009). An Analysis and Design Case Suitable for Procedural and Object Oriented Approaches. Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (32). http://isedj.org/7/32/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2006: §3115. ISSN: 1542-7382.)