***Highlighted means changes to the 2008 syllabus

 Students learn about:

 Students learn to:

  • a feasibility study of proposed solutions, including:
    • economic feasibility
    • technical feasibility
    • operational feasibility
    • scheduling
  • choosing the most appropriate solution
  • choosing the appropriate development approaches
    • traditional
    • outsourcing
    • prototyping
    • customisation
    • participant development
    • agile methods
  • the requirements report that:
    • details the time frame
    • details the subprojects and the time frame for them
    • identifies participants
    • identifies relevant information technology
    • identifies data/information
    • identifies the needs of users
  • conduct a feasibility study and report on the benefits, costs and risks of the project
  • compare traditional, iterative and agile system development approaches
  • create Gantt charts to show the implementation time frame
  • investigate/research new information technologies that could form part of the system
***The content under the original making decisions subheading has been placed under the planning subheading so that the system development stages taught in the Preliminary course are the same as those taught in the HSC course.

Dot points have been reorganised into a more logical order.

New system development methods have been added.

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