Systems Analysis and Design, 6th Edition

ISBN: 9781118897867

Systems Analysis and Design 6th Edition provides you with a hands-on practical approach to Systems Analysis and Design, while also focusing on developing the core set of skills that all modern analysts must possess. With the new edition you will finish your course with experience that forms a rich foundation for your future career and work as a systems analyst.


The new edition focuses on providing you will the practical knowledge and skills to do Systems and Analysis Design not just read about it, but understand the issues so you leave with the ability to analyse and design systems in the real-world. The content provides a structured approach to Systems Analysis and Design while also integrating object-oriented techniques as appropriate, for example, the development of use cases is presented as the first step in process modelling. To provide you with content each chapter follows the journey of fictitious company Tune Source and includes examples on how the key concepts are applied in business-like scenarios.

There has also been an extensive reworking of Chapter 9 in this textbook User Interface Design: an addition of important current user interface concepts, including usability, user experience (UX), issues of designing for touch screen interfaces and several additional user interface design tools, including site maps, wireframe diagrams, and wire flow diagrams.

Building on their experience as professional systems analysts and award-winning teachers, authors Dennis, Wixom, and Roth capture the experience of developing and analysing systems in a way that every student can understand and apply throughout their unit and future career.


  • Focus on doing Systems Analysis and Design: After presenting the how and what of each major technique, the text guides you through practice problems and invites you to use the technique in a project.
  • Project-based approach: Topics are presented in the order in which an analyst would encounter them in a typical project.
  • Real-world focus with many examples: Several running cases serve as templates that you can apply to your own work. In addition, Concepts in Action examples describe how real companies succeeded (and failed) in performing Systems Analysis and Design activities.
Alan Dennis
The University of Georgia

Barbara Haley Wixom
University of Virginia

Roberta M. Roth
University of Northern Iowa

CHAPTER 1 The Systems Analyst and Information Systems Development
CHAPTER 2 Project Selection and Management

CHAPTER 3 Requirements
CHAPTER 4 Use Case Analysis
CHAPTER 5 Process Modeling
CHAPTER 6 Data Modeling

CHAPTER 7 Moving into Design
CHAPTER 8 Architecture Design
CHAPTER 9 User Interface Design
CHAPTER 10 Program Design
CHAPTER 11 Data Storage Design

CHAPTER 12 Moving into Implementation
CHAPTER 13 Transition to the New System
CHAPTER 14 The Movement to Objects (Online Only)

As part of Wiley’s ongoing commitment to higher education, the Wiley Affordability Program is dedicated to providing you with premium Wiley learning resources at an affordable price. We believe that every student has a right to access quality resources, no matter what your budget. Now, we are even better equipped than before to do what we do best; help teachers teach and students learn.
E-Text: 9781118897867 – NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Textbook: 9781118897843 – NO LONGER AVAILABLE