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Beginner Level

Some IT work and experience

Some business analysis skills and knowledge

Some project management skills and knowledge

Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Learn about the standard models of systems development: the Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC).

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    Learn how to read and create specific deliverables that business systems analysts prepare during the SDLC.

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Business analysis skills and knowledgeManagementProject management skills and knowledge
Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Some IT work and experience

Some business analysis skills and knowledge

Some project management skills and knowledge

Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Business Systems

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Reading
10 videos (Total 78 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
1.1-2 What is a Business Process?4m
1.1-3 Business Process Characteristics4m
1.2-1 SDLC Overview9m
1.2-2 SDLC Variance11m
1.2-3 Role of the Business Analyst6m
1.3-1 System Request4m
1.3-2 Feasibility Analysis11m
1.3-3 Change Management & Organizational Readiness7m
1.3-4 Project Plan11m
Reading3 readings
Why Software Fails10m
Organizational Readiness10m
Writing Real Risks20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1: Intro to Business Systems Quiz15m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Analysis Phase Documentation

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Reading
11 videos (Total 70 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
2.1-2a Well-Formed Requirements5m
2.1-2b Individual Requirements7m
2.1-2c Requirements Language5m
2.1-3 Functional vs. Non-functional Requirements4m
2.1-4a Methods8m
2.1-4b Traceability5m
2.2-1a Use Cases Part 19m
2.2-1b Use Cases Part 23m
2.2-2 Use Case Diagrams7m
2.2-3 Test Cases7m
Reading1 reading
Writing Good Test Cases15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2: Analysis Phase Documentation Quiz15m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Analysis Phase Diagrams

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Reading
9 videos (Total 61 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
3.1-2 Data Flow Diagram Levels5m
3.1-3 Data Flow Diagram Types8m
3.1-4 Decomposing Data Flow Diagrams5m
3.1-5 Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)5m
3.2-1 Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) Introduction9m
3.2-2 ERD Intersection Entities5m
3.2-3 ERD Subtype and Supertype7m
3.2-4 ERD Modeling Hierarchies7m
Reading1 reading
BPMN Simulation Process Video8m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3: Analysis Phase Diagrams Quiz15m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Design Phase Overview

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Reading
11 videos (Total 95 min), 1 quiz
Video11 videos
4.1-2 OO Inheritance and Unified Modeling Language (UML)8m
4.1-3 OO Additional Diagrams7m
4.2-1 Acquisition Strategies18m
4.2-2 Alternative Analysis6m
4.2-3 Architectural Options12m
4.3-1 Design Logical to Physical11m
4.3-2 Develop Test Document6m
4.4-1 Transition5m
4.4-2 Maintenance and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)5m
4.4-3 Course Wrap Up2m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4: Design Phase Overview Quiz15m

Instructor

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Ken Reily

Associate Professor
Carlson School of Management, Information and Decision Sciences

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

About the Information​ ​Systems Specialization

This specialization provides a robust introduction to the key principles and practices of Information Systems Management. The first course describes how Information Systems address business problems. This takes the form of an IT alignment model that describes how Information Systems provide capabilities that enable or support organizational strategy. This component also includes an economic analysis of the Information System. The second course in the specialization entails the practice of modeling information systems. The goal of this course is to describe the Information System defined in the first course, so that the Information System can be developed. The third course provides an overview of the capabilities of modern enterprise systems. The goal of this course is to understand the capabilities of enterprise systems, so that the firm can decide if the requirement identified in the second course can be met by an enterprise system. Managerial aspects related to the selection and implementation of enterprise systems will also be discussed. The fourth course in the specialization describes the IT infrastructure choices available to a modern enterprise and the tradeoffs associated with each alternative. Any large Information System implementation is a significant organizational change initiative that requires careful stewardship. All the courses will deal with the issue of change management and discuss strategies and approaches for achieving a successful implementation....
Information​ ​Systems

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