Developing Web Information Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750657631, 9780080504186

Developing Web Information Systems

1st Edition

From Strategy to Implementation

Print ISBN: 9780750657631
eBook ISBN: 9780080504186
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 25th September 2002
Page Count: 274
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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