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Week 1: Introduction and Roles of the Systems Analyst - Lecture Help Print This Page Systems Analysis and Design Information Systems Analysis and Design - What is it? | The Roles of a Systems Analyst | Systems Analysis and Design: The Basics | Systems | Systems Analysis and Design - The Modern Approach | Sources of Systems and System Development | Developing Information Systems and the SDLC | Approaches to Development During our first week of the course, we will establish the role of systems analysis and the systems analyst, the need for systems analysis and design, and the use of the system development life cycle (SDLC) model. Explain the skills needed to be a successful Systems Analyst. Identify the tasks that the Systems Analyst must complete using the System Development Life Cycle model (SDLC). Discuss the responsibilities of the Systems Analyst as a user but also as an intermediary between upper management, the IT department, and the other users. Identify the types of Information Systems. Information Systems Analysis and Design - What is it? Today, every organization needs to use some form of technology to improve operational performance and to gain a tactical and strategic competitive advantage. Computer systems must collect, store, manipulate, and share information according to business processes in order to keep productivity at a high level. These systems must be maintained and updated properly to maximize usage and to minimize cost. It's all about change management in the fast-paced world where business and technology change rapidly. Systems analysts must understand the business needs and help the organization to select technology solutions in order to meet the tactical and strategic business objectives. Information systems analysis and design focuses on the organization’s objectives, structure, and business processes. It also requires the analyst to maintain knowledge of the latest technology as well as how to use technology to give a company a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The Roles of a Systems Analyst A systems analyst is a problem solver, the go-to person when something goes wrong or an opportunity for improvement arises. The work of the business systems analyst directly affects how successfully the organization operates, and determines whether or not the organization can achieve and maintain a lead over its competitors and provide a value added product or service to its customers. To succeed, a systems analyst must develop and use four
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2010 for the course MGMT 340 taught by Professor Kerns during the Spring '10 term at DeVry Columbus North.

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