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Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World (with CourseMate Printed Access Card) Hardcover – Mar 28 2008

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John Satzinger is a Professor in the Computer Information Systems department at Missouri State University. With teaching and research experience at leading CIS and MIS university programs since 1991, Dr. Satzinger provides a strong managerial focus and powerful vision for this text. His interests and specialties include systems analysis and design, graphical user interface design, object-oriented development, and database and client-server development. He earned his MBA from Cal Poly University and his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate University.

Robert Jackson is a retired member of the faculty of the Information Systems Department at Brigham Young University. He has researched, published, and taught in the areas of object-oriented systems development, e-commerce, Web systems, project management, and information systems education. Bringing a wealth of real-world business experience and technical expertise to this book, Dr. Jackson is currently self-employed as a principal in several new e-commerce ventures, where he practices firsthand the analysis, design, and business principles presented in the Seventh Edition. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.

Dr. Stephen Burd is an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico, where he has been teaching courses in management information systems, networks, databases, and hardware/software since 1984. The author of more than seven top-selling textbooks for Course Technology and Cengage Learning, Dr. Burd brings significant strengths and industry knowledge to this text. He received his B.B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore and his Ph.D. from Purdue University.

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Don't waste your money Sept. 7 2010
By Swiss Fox - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I taught a Systems Analysis course (designed by someone else) using this book. I cannot imagine what the course designer was thinking when they chose this book. I have worked nearly 30 years as a systems analyst and project manager, and this is the worst systems analysis book I have seen during that time.
Firstly, the text in the book is very "busy" which makes it unpleasant to read.
Secondly, the book is very poorly organized and this makes it very hard to gain more than superficial knowledge about anything.

I found it impossible to put together coherent lectures using this book and had to use other resources instead.
If I teach Systems Analysis again, I will insist on using a different book.
I feel very sorry for the poor students who had to waste their money buying this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Poorly written text May 31 2012
By jayd691 - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is one of the worst textbooks I have ever read. Not only is there pages of garbage just for fill, the chapters have you jumping all over the place to future chapters, appendices, etc making it difficult to follow along. Never does the book get down to the core of the material you need to learn. Instead it rambles on and on about every little thing imaginable to fill out the book to a lengthy title to increase price for the book. It is also very outdated and should no longer be used as a textbook for actual courses today. I would not recommend anyone to use this book.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Horrible textbook Nov. 18 2010
By melissak - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is by far the WORST textbook to ever be written!!! It is just awful to read and will literally put you to sleep. Believe me, many of my classmates all talk about how far we COULD make it before getting drowsy. We're currently only in chapter 5 and I can honestly say if I've learned anything it's from the teacher and not the book. Students should highly suggest to their professors that another book be chosen for SAD courses, because this one does no good for anyone!
The text sometimes seems like it's speaking down to you Oct. 22 2014
By Brandon Hughes - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This text seems to simplify the understanding of business information systems ideas. From reading only the first couple chapters, I see incredible amounts of repetition. The text sometimes seems like it's speaking down to you. Hopefully as I get deeper into the book, the chapters and message of book will intensify and not repeat what concepts are driven early on.
E-Books are so much better Feb. 26 2014
By Chewy61 - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Use it every day for class. It is much more useful than getting the actual book because I don't have to add it to my long list of old books on the shelf in the basement.