Introduction to Information Systems
Course code
IFI6068.DT
old course code
IFI6068
Course title in Estonian
Sissejuhatus infosüsteemidesse
Course title in English
Introduction to Information Systems
ECTS credits
4.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
56
Teaching semester
autumn
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
Jelena Vendelin (eesti keel) e-toega kursus
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To learn basic conceptual framework for understanding information management (information processing and use, in various forms) in organizational context; to acquire practical methods for solving information management problems (information needs), incl. for building information systems (IT solutions).
Brief description of the course
Information management: goals, problems, opportunities. Information processing needs, analysis of these needs. Information processing cycle. System solutions. Information system types and paradigms. Organizational context of the system. Organizational IT environment. Business and work systems, their support and implementation through IT. Information quality. Information architecture. System architecture. Information system development. The concept of development method. Development and modelling methods: BPMN, BSP, IDEF0, a.o. Requirements management. Information management culture.
Independent work
Information management best practice. 12 individual assignments
Learning outcomes in the course
1) evaluates quality of information provide by information system; 2) studies users' information needs; 3) models business, administrative and usage processes using variety of modeling methods (IDEF0, Swimlanes method, BPMN, infological matrices); 4) compiles development proposal and conducts feasibility study; 5) designs architecture for information system; 6) writes a requirements document; 7) builds a conceptual data model; 8) writes a project plan for information system development.
Assessment methods
Exam. Independent assignments 60%, exam 40%
Teacher
Jelena Vendelin
Study literature
Loengute konspektid ja õppematerjalid. Konspektide aadress antakse esimeses kontakttunnis.
Replacement literature
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