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Information Systems Development

Exam number: 3089

Semester: from 1st semester

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each summer semester

Prerequisites: None

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Achim Koberstein (until summer semester 2014: Prof. Dr. Karl Kurbel)

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Achim Koberstein (until summer semester 2014: Prof. Dr. Karl Kurbel)

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (Lecture, tutorial etc.): 45 h; self-study: 135 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 4

Methods and duration of examination:
Successful written exam (120 min.)

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Understanding of business information systems development.

Contents of the module:
The basic question we will answer in this course is: How can an organization today obtain the information systems it needs? What does it take to ensure that those systems are of a good quality and that they work together properly, supporting the needs of the organization?
Developing information systems started as a mainly technical activity and today has evolved into an activity with strong management involvement. Managerial-level decisions are required throughout the entire process. Both technology and business perspectives are covered in this course.
Outline:
1. Information systems in the enterprise
2. Information systems architectures and platforms
3. The management of making information systems
4. Modeling
4.1 Process models
4.2 UML (Unified modeling language)
5. Analysis, design, implementation, and testing issues
6. Buying and customizing information systems
7. Project management and tool support

Teaching and learning methods:
Lectures, excercises, hands-on work

Special features (e.g. percentage of online-work, practice, guest speaker, etc.):
Bonus system in effect (will be explained in the first lecture)

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Kurbel, K.: The Making of Information Systems – Software Engineering and Management in a Globalized World; Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer 2008.

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.