- Your Client
- Introducing the British Television Industry
- How to Do Your Project
- How You and the Project Come Together
- How to Make This Book Work for You
- How to Work Your Way Through This Book
- Easiest Trail
- More Difficult Trail
- Most Difficult Trail
- Promenade Trail
- Choosing Any Trail
- Ski Patrol
- You Don't Need a CASE Tool
- But You Do Need ...
Follow the Easiest Trail if you have little or no experience with systems analysis or if your exposure to analysis has given you only a fragmentary knowledge of the subject. This trail guides you through all the chapters. Before attempting each Project chapter, you will be directed to the appropriate Textbook chapter to learn how to use that model, and to do some exercises. The exercises are designed to give you some practice before using the model on the Project case study. You will also visit the viewpoints chapters to learn how to look at a system in different ways and to build a model that displays the most useful characteristics of the system for each situation. This trail is marked by the symbol.
If you are in any doubt as to which trail to follow, pick the Easiest Trail. It covers all the analysis material. You can, at any time, switch to something harder if you find you are covering familiar ground.