Acquire advanced knowledge and deeper understanding of system development process including theories and studies related to system life-cycle models, system development strategies, and implementation success. Review of relevant research in the area of techniques, methods, and tools for the analysis and specification of information systems. Review of studies dealing with design principles, requirements gathering, reusability, and quality assurance. Moreover, review of studies and theories relevant to verification and validation process, integration and acceptance testing, reliability measurements, system testing techniques, end-user computing, implementation effectiveness, and system value. Additionally, review of classical theories in information systems and system analysis and design.
James Parrish, Ph.D.
(954) 262-2043 – (800) 986-2247 x22043
Research areas: Knowledge management systems, social engineering, decision support systems, IT strategy.
Dr. Parrish earned his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Central Florida in 2008. Before joining the faculty at NSU, he was an assistant professor at University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) where hewas actively involved in student instruction, course development, and in the creation of partnerships between industry and academia. These activities were major reasons that he was chosen be a part of the faculty for the Executive MBA (EMBA) program in the College of Business and for the Technology Innovation program in the College of Engineering and InformationTechnology. Dr. Parrish is an active researcher whose academic interests include knowledge management systems, social engineering, decision support systems, and IT strategy. Prior to entering academia, he had over 10 years experience working in the information systems field for public and private sector organizations as a web designer and programmer, systems analyst, IT manager, and consultant.
Book Information for DISS 725
|Title:||System Analysis and Design – (Required)|
|Author:||Kendall & Kendall|
|Notes:||Mainly used as a reference for those not experianced with information systems development (ISD). If you do have experiance, no need to get it. Also, the previous 6th ed., 7th ed and 8th ed are also OK as a fundamental ISD reference|
|Title:||Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – (Required)|
|Notes:||This sixth edition APA manual is also available as an e-book from the Amazon kindle store.|
|Title:||Writing the Doctoral Dissertation: A Systematic Approach – (Suggested)|
|Author:||Gordon B. Davis, Clyde A. Parker and Detmar W. Straub|
|Publisher:||Barrons Educational Series|
|Notes:||Not required, but HIGHLY recommended.|