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Systems Development Essentials

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Course Overview

The BCS Systems Development Essentials course focuses on the fundamental skills of systems development: systems investigation; systems requirements definition; modelling; planning and quality assurance, which underpin every good systems development.

The course explains how systems development work is organised, and distinguishes between several different lifecycle types, methods and approaches, looking at advantages and disadvantages. The chosen approach to expand in detail is the Agile lifecycle.

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    Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London, E1 6DQ.

    This location is within a 5 minute walk of London Liverpool Street Station providing fantastic links to London's transport network.

    With free WiFi, lunches, teas, coffees and refreshments this location provides a comfortable environment for delegates to enjoy their course.

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    120 Moorgate, Moorgate, EC2M 6UR.

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    45 Moorfields, Moorgate, London, EC2Y 9AE.

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    1-3 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX.

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BCS Systems Development Essentials

Course Overview

The BCS Systems Development Essentials course focuses on the fundamental skills of systems development: systems investigation; systems requirements definition; modelling; planning and quality assurance, which underpin every good systems development.

The course explains how systems development work is organised, and distinguishes between several different lifecycle types, methods and approaches, looking at advantages and disadvantages. The chosen approach to expand in detail is the Agile lifecycle.

Systems Development Essentials is a Practitioner Certificate from the BCS Professional Certifications portfolio (formerly ISEB Certifications). It is also one of an integrated set of courses leading to the widely respected Higher Certificates: the BCS Diploma in Solution Development, and the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.

Systems Development Essentials is a CORE module of the BCS Solution Development Diploma. It is a PRACTITIONER specialist module of the BCS Business Analysis Diploma.

What's Included?

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Everything from our trainers, to the course materials and venues we use, is carefully considered to ensure that we deliver you a great course.

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In the classroom

  • Expert Solution Development trainer
  • Copies of all presentation slides (exclusive to TCC)
  • Comprehensive written notes (exclusive to TCC)
  • Practical classroom group exercises
  • A realistic case study
  • Maximum class size of 12

At our training venues

  • A modern and comfortable training room
  • Buffet or restaurant lunch and light breakfast selection*
  • Hot & cold refreshments throughout the day

* Light breakfast selection available on city centre courses in Birmingham and at some London venues (please enquire for further information).

Course Objectives

This course will enable delegates to:
  • Describe several lifecycle approaches to systems development and describe in detail one approach that embraces one or more of these lifecycles
  • Identify the techniques, disciplines and tools required for systems development and implementation
  • Identify different architectures for systems development solutions
  • Investigate and interpret business requirements to produce systems requirements
  • Quality assure systems requirements, documentation and models
  • Make effective use of different methods of communication
  • Prepare for the BCS Certificate in Systems Development Essentials

Who Should Attend?

Those who are likely to become involved in business analysis or systems development at any level, including:
  • Business Analysts and Systems Analysts
  • Developers
  • Project Managers and Team Leaders
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control Managers
  • Release Managers and Test Managers

Course Content

The Role of the Systems Analyst and Designer
  • Identify the actors / roles & responsibilities
  • Characteristics of the systems analyst / designer
Systems Architecture
  • Different levels of architecture
  • Inputs at Enterprise, Systems and Infrastructure level
  • Impacts of design considerations
Development Approaches
  • Component based, evolutionary/iterative/agile
  • Bespoke development and software package solutions
Systems Development Lifecycles
  • Waterfall, V model, Incremental, Spiral
  • Advantages, disadvantages and selection of an approach
Methods and Approaches
  • Structure and content of a chosen and representative method
  • Description and interpretation of representative models
  • Roles and products within the chosen method
Systems Investigation
  • Workshops, Prototyping, Interviewing, Questionnaires, Scenario analysis
  • Functional and non-functional requirements definition
  • Human aspects of systems investigation & introducing change
  • Documenting system requirements
Systems Design, Implementation & Maintenance
  • Aspects of the production environment
  • Design principles & constraints (legal, ethical, financial)
  • Sign off and hand over
  • Post-implementation reviews
  • Service Level Agreements
Case Tools
  • Features
  • Life-cycle coverage
  • Requirements traceability
  • Advantages and disadvantages

FAQs

Will I need to do any homework during the course?
Some evening work is required during the course in preparation for the exam.
Are there any pre-requisites for completing this course?
There are no pre-requisites for the course.
Is there an examination included with this course?
Delegates can take an optional one-hour written examination at the end of the course. Successful candidates are awarded the BCS Certificate in Systems Development Essentials.

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