Computer information systems instructors and student would benefit from the use of an information systems status model as a conceptual framework when teaching and learning systems analysis and design concepts. Use of this or similar frameworks is a missing dimension in the discussion of systems analysis and design concepts found in many current CIS texts, which concentrate on the use of various process models and methods. Students could do a better job of identifying the activities, resources, and products of an information system if their instructors would teach them to use conceptual status models, i.e., models and methods that spotlight the status of the basic components of an information system. This would provide a comprehensive and cohesive conceptual framework which students could use as a checklist in guiding their analysis and design of an information system.
O’Brien, James A. and VanLengen, Craig A.
"Using an Information System Status Model for Systems Analysis and Design: A Missing Dimension,"
Journal of Information Systems Education: Vol. 1
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/jise/vol1/iss2/4
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