Problem-based learning is one instructional approach that encourages students to become active learners and to take responsibility for their learning. This paper describes a trial of problem-based learning and its subsequent adoption in an introductory systems analysis and design subject with first year undergraduate information systems students. The paper raises a number of issues that arose for both staff and students. Some of the issues discussed include: a new approach to learning, design of teaching space, group work, assessment of process skills, attendance, facilitation and small group teaching, time and problem setting.