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Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many of the key business processes of an organisation. With some understanding of software development, in this free course, Software development for enterprise systems, you will learn about current development practices for this type of system and develop relevant skills to apply them to real-world problems. You will develop core skills in object-oriented analysis and design, allowing you to develop software that is fit for purpose, reusable and amenable to change.
After studying this unit, you should be able to:
- describe a software development process used in an object-oriented approach to software;
- describe the activities that take place during software development;
- understand the different modelling perspectives used in the course, and what is important in each of them;
- understand the terminology of objects;
- understand the terms framework, component and pattern, and discuss their relevance to the development of more flexible software;
- discuss the main benefits of adopting CASE tools in software development.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1. Introducing the terminology
- 2 Software development processes
- 3 The Unified Process
- 4 Emergent approaches to software development
- 5 Modelling and the UML
- 6 The object-oriented approach
- 7 Reuse
- 8 CASE tools
- 9 Summary
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Software development for enterprise systems
Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many of the key business processes of an organisation. With some understanding of software development, you will learn about current development practices for this type of system and develop relevant skills to apply them to real-world problems. You will develop core skills in object-oriented analysis and design, allowing you to develop software that is fit for purpose, reusable and amenable to change.
This free course is an adapted extract relevant to The Open University course M885 Analysis and design of enterprise systems: an object-oriented approach, which is no longer taught by the University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this.
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Computing and ICT courses or view the range of currently available OU Computing and ICT courses.
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Originally published: Friday, 15th July 2011
Last updated on: Tuesday, 9th December 2014
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