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  • 1. Modern Systems Analyst
    • Topics to discuss:
      • Role and responsibilities
      • Why do we partner end-users with the traditional systems analyst? What are their roles?
      • Career opportunities
      • Customers and partners in development
      • Business trends and drivers that affect the analyst’s career
      • What do you need to be a systems analyst
      • what about the future?
  • 2. Information system
    • Arrangement of people, data, processes, interfaces, networks and technology that interact for the purpose of supporting and improving both day-to-day operations in a business, as well as supporting the problem solving and decision making needs of management
    • Data processing
    • Information services
  • 3. Computer application
    • Computer-based solution to one or more business problems or needs
    • An information system normally contains one or more computer applications
  • 4. Systems analysis and design
    • Analysis
        • the study of a business problem domain for the purpose of recommending improvements and specifying the business requirements for the solution
    • Design
        • specification or construction of a technical, computer-based solution for the business requirements identified in a systems analysis
        • the design may take the form of a working prototype
  • 5. Systems analyst
    • Understand both business and computing
    • Sell services of information technology & change
    • Business analyst
      • focus is on non-technical aspects of problem solving
    • Application analyst
      • experts in translating requirements into technical design
  • 6. Life cycle
    • Planning-identify scope and boundary of problem, plan development strategy & goals
    • Analysis-study and analyze the problems, causes and effects, identify and analyze requirements for any successful solution
    • Design- design solution if necessary
    • Implementation
      • Programming
      • Component testing
      • Integration
      • Integration testing
    • Support- system may later require improvements
  • 7. When information technology is used a systems analyst is responsible for:
    • Efficient capture of data
    • Flow of data to the computer
    • Processing and storage of the data
    • Flow of timely and useful information back to business and people
  • 8.  
  • 9. What does a systems analyst do?
      • System analysts are responsible for other aspects of a system including:
        • PEOPLE, including managers, users, and other developers – and including the organizational behaviors and politics that occur when people interact with one another.
        • DATA, including capture, validation, organization, storage, and usage.
        • PROCESSES , both automated and manual, that combine to process data and produce information.
        • INTERFACES, both to other systems and applications, as well to the actual users (e.g., reports and display screens).
        • NETWORKS , which effectively distribute data, processes, and information to the people.
  • 10. Systems analyst
    • communicate with management and users
    • document
    • understand problems
    • think before they speak
    • facilitate, don’t originate
    • supportive of the organization
    • enjoy working with people
  • 11.
    • Computer programming experience and expertise
    • General business knowledge
    • Problem solving skills
    • Interpersonal communication skills
    • Interpersonal relations skills
    • Flexibility and adaptability
    • Character and ethics
    • Analysis and design skills
  • 12. Fundamentals of IS
    • TPS
    • MIS
    • DSS
    • Expert systems
    • Office information systems
    • Personal and workgroup information systems
  • 13. Underlying principles of system development
    • Get owners and users involved
    • Use a problem-solving approach
    • Establish phases and activities
    • Establish standards for consistent development and documentation
    • Justify systems as capital investments
    • Don’t be afraid to cancel or revises scope
    • Divide and conquer
    • Design for growth and change