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After successfully completing this course
the student should:
Be able to understand and implement the technical and business
involved in systems integration.
Be able to use state of the art theories and practices of several integration aspects
with a special focus on interface management and testability.
Be able to use system integration in a life cycle concept of
This course includes an i
ntroduction to course content, teaching methodology, guidelines for
the exams and the final project and grading criteria. The concept of system integration will
be introduced with the help of definit
ions and approaches.
Other topics include:
System Integration Architecture
Understand the concept, approaches, and drivers
for system integration architecture.
Business Processes Integration
Understand the concept of a business process and
the need t
o conduct integrated business process analysis as a prerequisite for system
Integrated Business Requirements Analysis
Understand the process of conducting
integrated requirements collection and analysis and why i
quirements in an integrated manner.
shelf Products Integration
Understand the issues related to
integrating commercial off
shelf (COTS) products, factors affecting COTS
integration, benefits of COTS, pitfalls of COTS, critical suc
cess factors and challenges.
Interoperability and Standards
Understand the role of interoperability and
standards in SI. Topics include: interoperability concept, models, requirements,
activities, standards and metrics for interoperability.
ontrol and Management
Understand the role of interface control and
management in SI. Topics include: definition, assessment, and documentation of
interfaces, interface control documents (ICDs), key components of interface control,
interface management, i
nterface architecture, system interface agreement, and
interface definition language (IDL) and technologies.
Integrated Testing, Verification, Validation
of testing, verification
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Understand the need and challenge to integrate
the program management and system integration function in large/complex multi
Extended Enterprise Application Integration
Understand the concepts of EAI and
EEAI and the role
of system integration in designing and implementing them.
This modular course combines lectures and readings to develop an understanding of system
integration concepts and principles. Guest speakers/practitioners from industry will provi
participants with real
life case studies. Finally, the team project will allow students to
integrate their knowledge in a team environment.
System Architecture and Design
Full attendance during the intensive course w
eek is obligatory.
class team project report counts for 10%. Class participation is mandatory
Team project report from 10 weeks post
course homework period counts for 50%.
Individual project r
eport from 10 weeks post
course homework period counts for 40%.
The student must achieve pass grades in both the group and the individual reports in order
to pass the course.
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Defining Systems Integration
NAME OF LECTURERS
Lecturer from Stevens Institute of Technology
or Embedded Systems institute, the