SESI 6202 SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

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Gerrit Muller 12 February 2013


SESI

620
2


SYSTEMS INTEGRATION


7.5

ECTS


Term: 201
3
/201
4


Language of
instruction:

English



Semester:

FALL


1.

LEARNING OUTCOME

After successfully completing this course
,

the student should:



Be able to understand and implement the technical and business
process issues
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

the projects.



2.

COURSE CONTENT

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
integration.


Integrated Business Requirements Analysis


Understand the process of conducting
integrated requirements collection and analysis and why i
t is
important to
analyse

re
quirements in an integrated manner.


Commercial off
-
the
-
shelf Products Integration


Understand the issues related to
integrating commercial off
-
the
-
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.


Interface C
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


Understand

the concepts
and objectives
of testing, verification
,

and validation.

Gerrit Muller 12 February 2013



Integrated Progra
m Management


Understand the need and challenge to integrate
the program management and system integration function in large/complex multi
-
vendor projects.


Extended Enterprise Application Integration


Understand the concepts of EAI and
EEAI and the role

of system integration in designing and implementing them.


3.

TEACHING METHODS

This modular course combines lectures and readings to develop an understanding of system
integration concepts and principles. Guest speakers/practitioners from industry will provi
de
participants with real
-
life case studies. Finally, the team project will allow students to
integrate their knowledge in a team environment.


4.

PREREQUISITES

SEAD 6101
System Architecture and Design


5.

ATTENDANCE

Full attendance during the intensive course w
eek is obligatory.


6.

ASSESSMENT

METHODS

Continuous Assessment

In
-
class team project report counts for 10%. Class participation is mandatory
.


Final assessment

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.


Assessment type/scale

A
-

F

Aids allowed

All


7.

LITERATURE
/READINGS

Author

Year

Tit
le

Publisher

M A Mische

1998

Defining Systems Integration

CRC Press





8.

NAME OF LECTURERS

Lecturer from Stevens Institute of Technology
or Embedded Systems institute, the
Netherlands.