Information Systems Development

An Introduction to Information Systems Engineering

  • Paul Beynon-Davies

Part of the Macmillan Computer Science Series book series (COMPSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Context

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  3. Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
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  4. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 124-125
    2. Data Analysis

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About this book


In this third edition, the author has arranged the material in five major parts: context, tools, techniques, methods, management and discipline.

Within the parts, popular chapters have been retained and updated to reflect modern developments in the area of information systems development. A number of new chapters have been included on such topics as object-oriented analysis and design methods, rapid applications development and business process re-engineering.

Each chapter contains a number of case studies illustrating the frameworks, techniques and concepts discussed. A number of exercises are also included to test the understanding of the material.

The book will appeal as a core text for first and second level undergarduate students taking information systems development modules on a computer science, computer studies, information systems of business studies course.


data analysis design development information system object-oriented analysis object-oriented analysis and design

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Beynon-Davies
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  1. 1.Department of Computer StudiesUniversity of GlamorganUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-74481-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-14931-5
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