Data and Process Centricity Data-Centric Approach Process-Centric Approach What data does the system need? What is the system supposed to do? Tends to have an enduring design stability due to low volatility in organizational data needs. Design stability is necessarily limited due to constant changes in business processes. The file structure is enterprise dependent. The file structure is application dependent. Data redundancy is generally limited and controlled. Data redundancy is generally massive and uncontrolled.
Analyst Roles Analyst Role Relationship to Organization Programmer/Analyst Employee of the organization Systems Analyst Employee of the organization Independent Analyst Contractor to the organization Outsource Provider Employee of outsourcing contractor Systems Consultant Contractor to the organization Software developer Manufacturer or supplier of software