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The following 6 categories are useful for classifying problems, opportunities & directives (NOTE: Some problems may fall into multiple categories):


Information (& data)


Control (or security)

Efficiency (of people & processes)

Service (to customers, suppliers, partners, employees)

Reference: SAD pg 77

Framework for the

Application of


Thinking (representative systems development process).

FAST Phases are more detailsed than the classic phases:

  • Scope Definition
  • Problem Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Logical Design
  • Decision Analysis
  • Physical Design & Integration
  • Construction & Testing
  • Installation & Delivery

Reference: SAD pg 71, 79

Project Initiation

System Analysis

System Design

System Implementation

Reference: SAD pg 79

An Information Systems life cycle can be divided into two stages:

  • Systems Developement (Build system)
  • Systems Operation & Maintenance (Use & maintain system)

Two key events alters between the stages:

  • CONVERSION: triggers change from System Development to System Operation & Maintenance
  • OBSOLESCENE: triggers change from System Operation & Maintenance to System Development

Reference: SAD pg 71

Assesses the maturity level of an organisation

Level 1: INITIAL (inconsistent methods)

Level 2: REPEATABLE (consistent project management)

Level 3: DEFINED (consistent process used)

Level 4: MANAGED (process managed & measured)

Level 5: OPTIMISED (continuous process improvement)

Reference: SAD pg 69

Systems Analysis & Design methods are required for developing information systems for businesses.  In order to understand the processes fully, invest in the following book:

Systems Analysis & Design for the Global Enterprise 7th Edition

L.D. Bentley / J.L. Whitten

Published by McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN-13: 978-0-07-110766-2

ISBN-10: 0-07-110766-5

I refer to this edition often & recommend it to anyone interested in focusing on Systems Analysis & Design.  It gives an overall picture & breaks the process down into easy to read chapters, identifying what stage the method refers to in the life cycle.


The concept of this site was derived from assignments throughout my life as a Computing Systems student, where years of research required the one place for storage.   It is a “Go-To” site where some information is written as a step-by-step guide, while other data is used for quick referencing only.

Focus is mainly around:

  • Project Managment
  • Systems Analysis & Design and
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But also includes:

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  • Hardware & Operating Systems

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