Introduction to Information Systems
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Sissejuhatus infosüsteemidesse
Course title in English
Introduction to Information Systems
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Merle Laurits (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2023/2024 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
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.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- evaluates quality of information provide by information system;
- studies users' information needs;
- models business, administrative and usage processes using variety of modeling methods (IDEF0, Swimlanes method, BPMN, infological matrices);
- compiles development proposal and conducts feasibility study;
- designs architecture for information system;
- writes a requirements document;
- builds a conceptual data model;
- writes a project plan for information system development.
Jelena Vendelin