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A start for understanding structured systems analysis

A start for understanding structured systems analysis

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  • 1. Defining Systems An Introduction to Systems Analysis
  • 2. Examples of Systems • A set of correlated members: a system of currency. • A coordinated body of methods or a scheme or plan of procedure: a system of government. • A combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole: a system of railways.
  • 3. Computing System A system of interconnected computers that share a central storage system and various peripheral devices such as a printers, scanners, or routers. Each computer connected to the system can operate independently, but has the ability to communicate with other external devices and computers. T -IN T NE A RP A T NE ER
  • 4. Information Management System Any combination of information and communication technologies and people's activities using those technologies that support the operations and management of an organisation
  • 5. Systems Thinking Systems thinking is the process of understanding how things influence one another within a whole
  • 6. Systems Analysis The study of an activity or procedure to determine the desired end and the most efficient method of obtaining this end
  • 7. Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method (SSADM) is a systems approach to the analysis and design of information systems. SSADM was produced for the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency a UK government office concerned with the use of technology in government, from 1980 onwards.
  • 8. The Concept of the Logical Equivalent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01mzw7UCCMA "Whereas logical information resources will remain relatively static, the physical resources will change dynamically." Bryce's Law