Information Systems Development

Information Systems Development

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Information Systems Development has been adopted as the key text for many information systems, business and management, and computer science courses. The book has seven parts which relate to the Information Systems Development Context, the Systems Development Lifecycle, Themes of Systems Development, Techniques, Methodologies, Tools and Toolsets and finally Issues and Frameworks. This structure enables flexible use, either sequentially or by selecting sections or chapters to fit the specific needs of particular courses and favoured approaches. Offering comprehensive coverage from traditional approaches through to the most recent agile methods, the book's unique strength lies in its combination of descriptions and insight into methodologies, techniques and tools with the analysis of context, issues and real-world problems associated with information systems development. Retaining these existing strengths, the fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect progress in this fast-paced discipline and to include the authors' recent experience of teaching with the text, as well as feedback from reviewers, colleagues and students.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 191 x 248 x 27mm | 1,133.98g
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, figures
  • 0077114175
  • 9780077114176
  • 293,972

Table of contents

PrefacePart 1: Introduction
2.Information systems development

Part 2: The life cycle approach
3.Information systems development life cycle

Part 3: Themes in information systems development
4.Organisational themes
5.People themes
6.Modelling themes
7.Rapid and evolutionary development
8.Engineering themes
9.External development

Part 4: Techniques
10.Holistic techniques
11.Data techniques
12.Process techniques
13.Object-oriented techniques
14.Project management techniques
15.Organizational techniques
16.People techniques
17.Techniques in context

Part 5: Tools and Toolsets

Part 6: Methodologies
20.Process-oriented methodologies
22.Object-oriented methodologies
23.Rapid development methodologies
24.People-oriented methodologies
25.Organisational-oriented methodologies

Part 7: Methodology issues and comparisons
28.Methodology comparisons

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About David Avison

David Avison is Distinguished Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences (SID) at ESSEC Business School, Paris, France. He has published and edited over twenty leading texts on Information Systems. Guy Fitzgerald is Professor of Information Systems at the School of Information Systems and Computing at Brunel University, UK. He has published widely in the areas of systems development, flexibility, outsourcing and strategy.
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