The Ohio State University
Department of Computer and Information Science

CIS 772 - Winter 2001
CIS 772 Information Systems Project

Information system design and development principles: requirement analysis, database design methods and tools, process design, application development tools, testing, evaluation and documentation. Group Term Project.

CIS 772 is a capstone design course focusing on information systems projects. It is appropriate for undergraduates in the information systems or software systems options in either ENG or ASC. A capstone design course is required for ENG students entering Autumn 1993 or later. Other software systems students may count this course for the ``software lab elective''. Other information systems students may count it as a technical elective. The course is also appropriate for graduate students interested in software engineering and/or database design.

516 or 757; and 560 and 670.

Meeting Times:
MWF 2:30 - 3:18, Bolz Hall

D. S. Kerr, 695 Dreese, 292-1519, Username:

Instructor's Office Hours:
M 11:00 - 12:00
T 4:30 - 5:30
W 10:00 - 11:00
R 5:00 - 5:30
Or by appointment.

Teaching Associate:
to be determined
Office Hours: to be determined



Final Presentations:
During Final Exam Time: Wed. March 14, 1:30-3:18.

The Project:
CIS Department Information System: the Faculty Instructional Process and the Graduate Student Process

The existing database

Data Enterprise System - Process Analysis

The Groups:

  • Requirements Document (See 516 description.)
    • Project Charter
    • Context Diagram
    • Event Model
    • Information Model
    • Prototype
    • Architecture Model

Weekly Group Meetings:
Each group member is to submit a written weekly progress report. Hard copies of these reports are due at the start of each group meeting. A copy should also be posted to the Web. The group's home page should point to listings by name and by week.

In addition, one member of each subgroup: Process, Database, and Tools is to give a short presentation summarizing that subgroup's status. Everyone is expected to give at least two presentations during the quarter.

Doug Kerr