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System Analysis and Design

Systems are created to solve problems. One can think of the systems approach as an organized way of dealing with a problem. In this dynamic world, The subject System Analysis and Design, mainly deals with the software development activities.

  • The main objectives of this course are:
    - understand a system
    - understand the different phases of system developments life cycle
    - know the components of system analysis
    - know the components of system designing
Suggested Book: Modern Systems Analysis and Design, 5/e
Author: Hoffer • George • Valacich
ISBN-10: 0132240769
ISBN-13: 9780132240765
Publisher: Published by Prentice Hall © 2008
Copyright: 2008
Table of Contents TOC
Summary: The book was written for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Systems Analysis and Design taught from a business perspective.Modern Systems Analysis and Design offers separate coverage of Object-Oriented and Structured material, which offers instructors the flexibility to choose the most effective way to teach the material to their students.
Official Website :,3110,0132240769,00.html link


Assignments & Projects:

The assignemnts given in this subject are several exercises from the text book. The projects topics were selected by students to apply the concepts and practice systems analysis and design activites on the real-world.

Ass. 1 1. What is information system analysis and design.
2. Differentiate: Data, Data flow, and Processing logic.
3. Describe: Database and Information.
4. Compare: traditional approach vs. Database approach of an IS in an organization.
5. Differentiate: Process-oriented approach vs. Data-oriented approach in IS development.
6. Depict the organization chart for typical IS department.
7. Illustrate the basic jobs in IS development.
8. Mention the basic types of ISs. (Explain as you can).
9. Compare: Traditional SDLC & RAD.
10. What is prototyping methodology in system development.
11. Mention the system development methodology?

Ass. 2 1. Mention the essential skills for the system analyst?
2. What are the analytical concepts that the system analyst focus on?
3. Illustrate the basic parts of a system. (Give an example)
4. Explain the special characteristics of interface?
5. Differentiate between open system & closed system?
6. Define the following terms: system, boundary , purpose, environment, interface, constraint,
input, output, modularity, coupling, cohesion, logical system description, physical system
7. Draw a DFD for a fast-food restaurant's customer order IS?
8. What are the technical concepts that the system analyst focus on?
9. What are the technologies that the system analyst must be familiar with?
10. What are the management skills?
11. What are the interpersonal skills?


Ass. 3 1. Discuss: Project Manager, Project, Deliverable, Feasibility Study, and Project
2. Mention the project initiation activities?
3. Mention the 5 items of the project workbook?
4. Construct a Gantt Chart and PERT chart for an IS project?


Ass. 4 1. Define the meaning of CASE Tool.
2. Explain the uses of CASE Tool in organizations.
3. What are the objectives of CASE? (or Why the system analyst use CASE?). Mention 5
points only.
4. What are the components of CASE? Explain each of them.
5. Mention the types of CASE Tools.
6. Define the following terms:
CASE Diagramming Tools, CASE Reports and Forms Generators Tools, CASE Analysis
Tools, CASE Repository, I-CASE, CASE Documentation Generator Tools, CASE Code
Generator Tools.
7. What are the system development items stored in the CASE Repository?
8. What are the common components of a comprehensive CASE Repository?
9. Define the meaning of Data Dictionary? What are the attributes for each element in it?


Ass. 5 1. Mention the three basic activities in identifying and selecting development projects.
2. What are the alternative methods for making ISs Identification and Selection Decisions?
3. Discuss possible evaluation criteria when classifying and ranking projects.
4. Illustrate the basic 3-step process of IS planning.


Ass. 6 1. Give an example of SOW to develop department in an organization.


Ass. 7 1. Discuss the deliverables for requirements determination.
2. Mention the traditional methods for collecting system requirements.
3. Design a typical interview guide.
4. Differentiate between open-ended questions & closed-ended questions.
5. What are the choices for closed-ended questions?


Projects List
Proj. 1 نظام الحجز في الخطوط الجوية العربية السعودية
A Reservation System in Saudi Arabia Airlines
Proj. 2 نظام دعم المبيعات في شركة الاتصالات السعودية
Seles Support System in Saudi Telecommunications Company
Proj. 3 نظام حملة الحجاج
A System of Pilgrims
Proj. 4 نظام الدورة المكثفة لحفظ القرآن الكريم بالمسجد الحرام
The Intensive Course System for the Conservation of the Holy Quran in the Holy Mosque
Proj. 5 نظام المكتبة المركزية بجامعة الطائف
Central Library System, University of Al-Taif
Proj. 6 نظام الدعاية والإعلان في جريدة الوطن
An Advertising System in Al-Watan Newspaper
Proj. 7 نظام البنك الهولندي
The Dutch Bank System
Proj. 8 نظام مؤسسة مقاولات
A System of Foundation Contractors
Proj. 9 نظام الإدارة المدرسية
A School Management System
Proj. 10 نظام معهد الكافي لتعليم الحاسب الآلي واللغة الانجليزية
Alkafi Institute System for the Education of Computer and English Language
Proj. 11 نظام مصلحة الزكاة والدخل
A System for the Department of Zakat and Income
Proj. 12 نظام البنك الزراعي
The Agricultural Bank System
Proj. 13 نظام مؤسسة رعاية الأطفال المشلولين
A System of Care for Children Crippled Institution
Proj. 14 نظام معهد التربية الفكري
A System of Intellectual Education Institute
Proj. 15 نظام روضة أطفال شموس المستقبل
A System of “Future Suns” Kindergarten
Proj. 16 نظام الأنشطة المدرسية
A System of School Activities
Proj. 17 نظام جمعية البر
A System of Al-berr Society
Proj. 18 نظام مركز فاطمة الزهراء لتحفيظ القرآن الكريم
A System of Fatima al-Zahra Center for the Memorization of the Holy Quran
Projects Work Paper - Time Table for Weekly Activities pdf
Mid-Sem Exam
Exam 1 Sample questions and solutions of mid semseter test


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