Abstract: The author introduces the Information Engineering methodology and shows how strategic and tactical modeling techniques can be used for the analysis and implementation of information systems, decision support systems, and expert business systems.
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Title: An Introduction to Information Engineering: From Strategic Planning to Information Systems
Author: Clive Finkelstein
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Date Published: November 1990
ISBN: 0201416549
LOCN: QA76.9.S88F54 1989
Dewey: 004.2/1 20
Pages: 393
Bibliography: 44
Figures: 126
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CONTENTS

Preface

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1: The Dawn of a New Era

Chapter 2: Evolution of Information Engineering

Part II: Basic Principles

Chapter 3: Data Modeling Introduction

Chapter 4: Data Modeling Conventions

Chapter 5: Extended Associations

Chapter 6: Dictionary Documentation

Chapter 7: Introduction to Business Normalization

Chapter 8: Normalization as a Business Technique

Chapter 9: Advanced Business Normalization

Part III: Information Engineering Projects

Chapter 10: Strategic Planning: Defining the Future, Today

Chapter 11: Informal Planning: Strategic Stage

Chapter 12: Informal Planning: Tactical Stage

Chapter 13: Using the Strategic Statements

Chapter 14: Phases of Information Engineering

Chapter 15: Defining the Project Scope

Chapter 16: Preparing for the Project

Chapter 17: Conducting Modeling Sessions

Part IV: Automated Systems Development

Chapter 18: Software for Automated Development

Chapter 19: CASE Products for Automated Development

Chapter 20: Automated Information Engineering

Chapter 21: Automated Development Example

Chapter 22: Future Directions in Information Engineering

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DATA

Author:        Finkelstein, Clive.
Title:         An introduction to information engineering : from
                  strategic planning to information systems / Clive
                  Finkelstein.
Published:     Sydney [Australia] ; Reading, Mass. :
                  Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c1989.
Description:   xv, 393 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
LC Call No.:   QA76.9.S88F54 1989
Dewey No.:     004.2/1 20
ISBN:          0201416549 : 24.95 (Gt. Brit.)
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references.
Subjects:      System design.
               Database management.
Control No.:   89037370 //r94

 

 
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