Module Identifier IL33010  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mrs Christine Urquhart  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr John Nelson  
Course delivery Lecture   16 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   5 Hours  
Assessment Group project   One Group Project (planning a systems analysis project)   50%  
  Essay   1,500 words discussing a systems analysis issue   50%  

Outline syllabus

Systems thinking and systems behaviour, including the systems approach to management; the role of organisational culture in change and the application of chaos theory to organisational behaviour; assessment of user information requirements by questionnaire and interview; principles of soft systems methodologies and structured systems analysis and design; use of rich pictures and charting techniques (including data flow diagrams and decision tables); introduction to project management techniques (CAL tutorial).

Brief description