Developing Web Information Systems

1st Edition

From Strategy to Implementation


  • David Avison
  • Richard Vidgen
  • Bob Wood
  • Trevor Wood-Harper
  • Developing Web Information Systems

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    Developing Web Information Systems brings together traditional system development methods that have been taught for many years on information systems and computer science courses with web/e-commerce development. It is the first book to bring together IS development and the web applications in a thorough and systematic way. There is a running case study that illustrates web IS development from start to finish. The case is easy to understand (a theatre) and results in a working web application. Most, if not all, analysis and design texts fall short of making that step into software. The book draws heavily on practical experiences of web-based IS development resulting from commercial system development, so as well as appealing to students and academics, it will also interest practitioners. The coverage of data management and e-business strategy gives the book the broader scope essential for understanding IS development properly in an Internet context.

    Key Features

    * First book to bring together IS development and web applications thoroughly and systematically. * Covers full development process from strategy, through analysis and design, to working software. * Interactive case study which can be accessed on author's website.


    BSc Computer Science/Information Systems (systems analysis and design) and BSc e-commerce courses MSc Information Systems (systems analysis, design and implementation) and MSc e-commerce/business courses

    Table of Contents

    Preface; Information System Development; Internet-Based Information Systems; Web IS Development Methodology - WISDM; E-Business Strategy; Systems Thinking; Soft Systems Methodology; IS modelling with UML; Designing for User Satisfaction; Information Analysis; Technical Design; Software System Construction; Web Information Management; Reflections on WISDM; Appendix A. Barchester Playhouse Case Study; Appendix B. Research Student Admissions Case Study; Appendix C. Internet Resources; Index


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    Very useful introduction to systems methodologies exploring how the web environment differs from traditional approaches Lecturer, University of Glamorgan