Supplemental Syllabus

Systems Analysis and Design

INFT 250

Instructor: Jeff Fineberg



Telephone: 691-0012


Class Website:


Course Dates & Time: Thu 6:25-9:45pm

Room #: B01

SSS Dates & Time: Wed/Thu 6:00-6:25pm by appt.

Room #: B01

Office Hours: Wed/Thu 9:45-10pm by appt.

Room #: B01



A *capstone course where students apply concepts and techniques learned in prior courses.  Students apply the systems development life cycle to investigate, design, and implement a systems project.

* capstone: The crowning achievement or final stroke; the culmination or acme.


ALL COURSE OUTCOMES for this course will be addressed.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:



Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.    Create an organizational chart and discuss lines of authority at the work site.

2.    Identify key professional attitudes and behaviors necessary to successfully complete work assignments.

3.    Discuss contracts and resources used to develop a functioning professional network.

4.    Discuss the role of feedback and employee evaluations as they pertain to job security and promotion.

5.    Identify the key points involved in making responsible workplace decisions.

6.    Program, test and debug a system in conjunction with team members.

7.    Prepare and present a finished system including all user documentation and software.

8.    Follow-up and system maintenance.


Required Textbook & Software:

Systems Analysis and Design – Shelly, Cashman, Rosenblatt, 8th edition Cengage

ISBN 0-324-59766-5


Materials & Supplies.

Assignments can be performed in the class or labs, however a laptop or home computer would allow more flexibility for completing work.


Approach to Course:

We will explore System Analysis and design through examples, discussions, reading, viewing case studies and various exercises and assignments.  Working in groups is also an important aspect of this course.  The central structure of the course is based upon the Systems Development Lifecycle.  Another very useful learning technique is to teach material that you have learned.  This may be in the form of helping other students or giving a presentation to the class on a topic of your interest.

“My goal is to help students realize the interesting and important aspects as well as relevancy of the course I’m teaching.  If this can be accomplished, I believe a student will tend to be highly motivated while participating in the course.



From a long term perspective, I believe that it is essential to help students realize the importance of perpetual learning as well as becoming self sufficient, enabling them to become life-long students. This is critical for nearly every function we perform in our daily lives – within our careers and also including family and personal objectives.” – Jeff Fineberg


Diagnostic Assessment:


As part of the initial class for this course, this is an ungraded evaluation that is used to help me determine both the strengths and interests of students in the class.  Based upon results of this evaluation, it can be seen which areas should be more heavily emphasized where possible.




Authentic assessment: Comprehension of the material will be assessed through homework assignments, quizzes and a final project, using the following grading policy:


                          Grading Policy



30% (4 @ 7.5% each)


20% (4 @ 5% each)

Final Project


Class participation (contributing to discussions, participation, group work, etc)










Below 70


Comments regarding grading criteria and material:

-          Quizzes are given to help you gauge your understanding of the material.  They consist of material covered within the period since the previous quiz.  Since some material builds on previous topics, quizzes may be somewhat comprehensive.  Advanced arrangements must be made if a quiz is to be missed (unless a documented emergency exists).

-          Assignments consist of various problem solving exercises to implement aspects from the material covered in class and from reading assignments.  Note that the final project is worth 25%.




Course Goal

The goal of this course is to learn the art of Systems Analysis and Design.  To understand how to work with the various participants involved in the Systems Development Lifecycle in order to maximize the probability of success when implementing IT projects.  The grading criteria used in this course are designed to measure your understanding of these concepts.

Diagnostic assessment (Grading Criteria) - a general Rubric to be utilized for assignments / projects


The following parameters are *generally* being used for grading assignments and projects are:


Grading Aspect

Level 1: 5-10 points

Level 2: 11-20 points

Level 3: 21-25 points


Difficult to follow and understand.

Some aspects could use further clarification.

Easy to understand points that were made.


Several inaccuracies were found in the work.

The work was generally good, but at least one inaccuracy was found.

All work was found to be correct from the standpoint of accuracy.


The work was not complete, therefore the usefulness of it was low.

There was at least one aspect to the work that wasn’t completed.

The work covered all the required aspects and could be used in a ‘real world’ setting.

Citing of sources

Unpublished Source used for the work.  No Published sources used.

Published sources used mainly, however there were some unpublished sources.

All sources for the work were from well-noted published sources.


 TIME COMMITMENT NEEDED TO EARN COURSE CREDIT:  Bryant & Stratton College subscribes to a philosophy commonly held by institutions across higher education: achievement of success with college-level study will necessitate that the student devotes both scheduled in-class time as well as significant out-of-class time to meeting course outcomes.  For each hour of class time, a student should expect to dedicate two hours outside of class for the preparation of assignments and the reading of course materials.





All students must complete given assignments on time, failure to do so will result in late points of -20 penalty to be imposed per CALENDAR day EXCEPT when the campuses are closed for the day.  Late work can always be left for me in my mailbox by leaving it with the academic administrative assistant in the office.  Late penalty for each day after assigned day at midnight.  On vary rare occasions such as major health issues of student themselves, or a death in family of immediate family, instructor may make other arrangements that may withhold penalty.


If a student is unable to be present for an exam, because of unforeseen circumstances, a makeup may only be scheduled if the student contacts the instructor prior to the start of THE CLASS THE EXAM IS GIVEN.  You may email me, contact me though main office or talk to me in person.  Makeup work must be discussed and agreed upon to allow acceptance of the work.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Bryant & Stratton believes that regular and timely attendance is necessary in order for you to receive the maximum benefit from your education, as well as develop professional work habits and attitudes which are highly valued in the business community.  You are required to attend and participate in every scheduled meeting of this class; you will maximize the benefits of the learning activities offered in this class by being on time and scheduling outside appointments at times other that this class meeting.  Attendance is necessary for your success.  If you must be absent, it is your responsibility to promptly determine what has been missed.  

Emailing  is the best method in the case of absence.  An absence from class does not excuse you from your responsibility to complete and hand in assignments on time.   Although attendance is not graded, absences may adversely affect your ability to complete required assignments. It is your responsibility to sign into class each day.  In the event a specific absence is challenged, the attendance sheet will be final proof of attendance.  As a student at Bryant and Stratton, you are required to call, email or personally notify me if you are not able to make a class.  If you are unable to do so, be aware that we will be making contact with you.  This not intended to be intrusive, only to keep contact with you.  If you want to avoid such contact, please take it upon yourself to call or email.



Portfolio:  An important aspect of a Bryant & Stratton education is the opportunity to develop a portfolio showcasing your best work. Students are asked to identify works produced each term that allow them to demonstrate, reflect on, and speak to their acquired knowledge, skills and behaviors that will benefit them and a future employer. A future class/seminar, Career Management, that you shall all be attending will combine all your best work from all your classes to display in one portfolio.


PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT DAY: On Tuesday, July 13, 2010 we will have our Portfolio Development Day.  This seminar will focus on the creation and continued development of your portfolio and include sessions on enhancing your ability to speak to the evidence of your knowledge, skills and behaviors/abilities.  You will be enrolled in a session for that day and are expected to attend.  Please mark your calendars and come prepared to have a unique and special day.  The day session seminars will run from 8:30am to 1:30pm with lunch included.  The evening session seminars will run from 5:00pm to 9:30pm with a light meal provided.


Critical Workplace Skills: The critical workplace competencies that will be emphasized in this course will be: Taking Responsibility (accountability of assignments), Problem Solving (discover alternatives to solving a given problem), Sense of Quality (is the correct problem identified and the correct solution implemented) and Communicating effectively (with other students and the instructor). 



LIFELONG LEARNING AND INFORMATION LITERACY:  By learning how to solve problems and research the implications for design and implementation issues, this helps the student to discover their strengths and identify areas for growth to enable lifelong learning.  In addition, this course will be a foundation for greater in-depth information experiences in other classes.


Technology Expectations  The computers in the computer labs and the library will be available for student use.



Please exercise good judgment during the class.  Make sure that your cell phones aren’t set up to ring.  During class lecture, conversations should involve the topics being discussed and should be shared with the class.  Also, it is the school policy that food and drink should not be brought into the classroom.


DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ASSESSMENTS: refer to the tracking calendar for details.





Textbook Website – contains sample tests and other reinforcement materials



Capability Maturity Model



Computer programming languages



Computer Magazines





Tracking Calendar


COURSE: INFT 250                                                                                           INSTRUCTOR: Jeff Fineberg


TERM: Spring 2010                                                                                          DAYS/TIME: Thursday 6:25-9:45pm






To be assessed

(Indentified as CO#___)


(teaching & learning activities)







Class 1



Introductions and Course Overview. 



Read chapter 1



Class 1





Chapter 1 – Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design


Lecture / Lab / Class Exercise

Read chapter 2



Class 1





Chapter 2 – Analyzing the Business Case

2, 5

Lecture / Lab / Class Exercise

Assignment 1

Read chapter 3



Class 1





Chapter 3 – Managing Systems Projects

2, 3, 4

Lecture / Lab / Class Exercise

Test 1

Read chapter 4



Class 1





Chapter 4 – Requirements Modeling

1, 5


Assignment 2

Read chapter 5



Class 1





Chapter 5 – Data and Process Modeling

3, 5

Lecture / Lab / Class Exercise

Test 2

Read chapter 6



Class 1





Chapter 6 – Object Modeling

3, 5

Lecture / Lab / Class Exercise

Assignment 3

Read chapter 7



Class 1





Chapter 7 – Development Strategies

5, 6

Lecture / Lab / Class Exercise

Test 3

Read chapter 8



Class 1





Chapter 8 – Output and User Interface Design

3, 5

Lecture / Lab / Class Exercise

Assignment 4

Read chapter 9



Class 1





Chapter 9 – Data Design

5, 6

Lecture / Lab / Class Exercise

***Final Project assigned***

Read chapter 10

Final project work



Class 1





Chapter 10 – System Architecture

6, 7

Lecture / Lab / Class Exercise

Read chapter 11

Final project work



Class 1





Chapter 11 – Managing Systems Implementation

7, 8

Lecture / Lab / Class Exercise

Test 4

Read chapter 12

Final project work



Class 1





Chapter 12 – Systems Support and Security

7, 8

Lecture / Lab / Class Exercise

Final project work



Class 1



Final Project Presentations

***final project due***


Lecture / Lab / Class Exercise




Class 1



Advance topics and conclusion








Student Acknowledgement Statement:  (Tear off, sign, and return to the instructor.)


I have received a copy of the above Supplement to Course Syllabus for Course Number and fully understand all of the policies and procedures contained therein.




Student Signature _____________________________                     



Date __________________





Emergency Lesson Plan :


Please refer to email attached document.( Emergency-Lesson-plan-INFT250.doc )





Assessment and Rubrics:



Please refer to page 3 of this document for this.