Systems Analysis and Design

  • AUTHORS: Gary B. Shelly; Harry J. Rosenblatt
  • ISBN-13: 9780538481618 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 752 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 9th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2008
  • ©2012     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region


About The Product

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, NINTH EDITION offers a practical, visually appealing approach to information systems development. The integrated Video Learning Sessions available via CourseMate will increase engagement and improve student understanding of the course material. Throughout the book, real-world case studies emphasize critical thinking and IT skills in a dynamic, business-related environment. Numerous projects, assignments, end-of-chapter exercises, and a Student Study Tool accessible only in CourseMate provide hands-on practice. The new Ninth Edition will help prepare students for success in today's intensely competitive business world. CourseMate includes an integrated e-book, interactive activities and quizzes as well as the brand new Engagement Tracker feature. In addition, CourseMate is the only place to gain access to the SCR case study.


  • Eighteen Video Learning Sessions (VLS) available via CourseMate enhance the textbook and explain important systems analysis skills and concepts in a format that best suits today's visual learners. Topics include DFDs, data normalization, entity-relationship diagrams, decision tables, financial tools, and project management. The step-by-step explanations are easy to follow and understand.
  • Each VLS includes a feature called Your Turn, available only in CourseMate, where students apply their skills and check their work against sample answers. This hands-on practice can help students be successful when completing actual assignments and tasks.
  • The VLS series, the Student Study Tool, available only in CourseMate, and the many online features provide a valuable set of resources that enhance the textbook and make it even more student-friendly. Instructors will find many ways to use the sessions, including classroom presentations, distance-education support, student review tools, and exam preparation.
  • Includes comparison of structured, object-oriented, and agile development methods within the multi-method presentation of material.
  • Illustrates the relevancy of these skills through a Web-based SCR Associates case study available only in CourseMate that contains realistic voice and e-mail messages that students receive during the interactive simulation allowing students to practice skills in a real-world environment.

About the Contributor

  • Gary B. Shelly

    Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

  • Harry J. Rosenblatt

    Harry J. Rosenblatt is a professor of information systems at College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, where he has taught for over 16 years. His background is in management and computer systems consulting. He has co-authored the last six editions of Systems Analysis and Design for the Shelly Cashman Series(R).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design.
2. Analyzing the Business Case.
3. Managing Systems Projects.
4. Requirements Modeling.
5. Data and Process Modeling.
6. Object Modeling.
7. Development Strategies.
8. User Interface Design.
9. Data Design.
10. System Architecture.
11. Managing Systems Implementation.
12. Managing Systems Support and Security.
The Systems Analyst's Toolkit.
1: Communications Tools.
2: CASE Tools.
3: Financial Analysis Tools.
4: Internet Resource Tools.

New to this Edition

  • Four new Video Learning Sessions available in CourseMate covering Object Oriented topics have been added to provide greater depth to course concepts, enhancing students' overall understanding of material.
  • Boxed Elements for Video Learning Sessions located in Phase Openers and within the chapters prompt students to view videos for further explanation of difficult concepts.
  • Content has been updated to ensure the most current coverage of project management today.
  • New! Ready for a Challenge critical-thinking End-Of-Chapter exercises challenge students to complete questions through independent problem solving, reinforcing the concepts learned in the chapter. Sample answers to Ready for a Challenge Exercises are available only in CourseMate.
  • The CASE Tools portion of the Study Toolkit has been heavily revised to cover business process modeling with Visible Analyst & Visio.
  • Addition of Toolkit Time Boxes in chapters provide integration of the revised CASE Tools Toolkit into the text.