"Systems Development: A Project Management Approach" by Mcleod and Jordan, provides thorough coverage of the entire system development life cycle. This text is intended to provide student teams with the methodologies and tools necessary to create a system for a real organization, or for a case problem based on a real development challenge.
The features include: a balanced coverage of each phase of the system development life cycle covering construction and installation as thoroughly as analysis and design; a project management emphasis that describes the planning and control mechanism for each stage of systems development, and offers multiple project management tools; a blend of structured and object-oriented coverage, so that users can choose which methodology to emphasize; a running case that describes how a student team conducts a client project, with 48 examples of techniques; a robust, course-tested Web site that provides students with class notes, blank forms, self tests, and review topics, and materials relating to the client project; classroom software that enables students to play the "What If" game in performing a cost--benefit analysis and estimating project costs; and a complete set of templates that students can use to apply the systems concepts to their development projects.
PART I . SYSTEMS FUNDAMENTALS Case Study Installment 1 Forming the Client Project Team Chapter 1. Introduction to Systems Development Case Study Installment 2. Managing the ASTA Project Technical Module A Data Modeling Technical Module B Process Modeling Technical Module C Object Modeling Chapter 2 . Systems Concepts Chapter 3. Systems Development Methodologies Technical Module D Project Planning and Control Technical Module E Computer--Aided Software Engineering PART II. SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT Chapter 4. Primary Investigation Technical Module F Economic System and Project Justification Case Study Installment 3 Analyzing the ASTA System Chapter 5. Systems Analysis Technical Module G Evaluation of Systems Alernatives Case Study Installment 4 Designing the ASTA System Chapter 6. Systems Design Technical Module H Web and Graphical User Interface Design Case Study Installment 5 Preliminary and Final Construction of the ASTA Stystem Chapter 7. Preliminary Construction Chapter 8. Final Construction Chapter 9. System Test and Installation Glossary Index