Association of Information Technology Professionals
Region 3 Student Conference hosted by
Amarillo College
andOklahoma Panhandle State University

AITP Region 3 Student Conference

Building a Future in Information Technology

Systems Analysis and Design


The Systems Analysis and Design competition will allow teams of one to two students to utilize their analysis and problem solving skills and apply them to a real business problem within an approximate three hour time frame. Contestants will be presented with a problem statement. From this, they will be required to design and document a solution using either a Structured Approach or an Object-oriented Approach.

Team Size

Teams for this contest can consist of 1-2 Students. Each member can bring your own computer(BYOC).


This contest will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 7:00 ‐ 10:00 PM

Recommended Skills

  1. Students should be knowledgeable with all of the following aspects:
  2. Structured Approach
    • Entity Relation Diagram (ERD)
    • Context Diagram
    • Data Flow Diagrams (DFDs) Level 0, Level 1, Level 2 (if required)
  3. Object-oriented Approach
    • Use Case Diagram and Use Case Descriptions for each Use Case
    • Activity Diagrams for each Use Case
    • Class Diagrams
    • Sequence Diagrams for each Use Case

Resource Requirements

Teams must provide own business modeling software. This could include any CASE, I-CASE or other model-based development product. Example tools may include: Oracle Designer/Developer, Unified Modeling Language, Visible Analyst, CA Cool Gen, Cool Jex, Visio, etc. Solutions should be submitted as Microsoft Word or PDF files.


Teams will be given the problem statement at the beginning of the contest time. Time will be allowed to read the problem statement and ask any questions in a common session. Once the question & answer time has closed, no further questions will be answered. At the end of the contest period, each team will be asked to upload their solution for judging.

Contests will use Course Management Software

The AITP Region 3 Student Conference will use Coursesites Software, which is a free product from Blackboard. Each contest will have its’ own course with a login for each team. Any documents the team will need will be loaded under the Information folder for each contest. The students will submit their solutions under the Content folder.

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