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Prof. Ajay Patel BCA - DDU System Analyst plays dominant role in system analysis and design. Who is System Analyst? A system analyst is a person who conducts a study, identifies activities & objectives and determines a procedure to achieve the objectives. What a System Analyst does? OR The Role and task of System Analyst. 1. Defining requirements: The first and perhaps most difficult task of system analyst is problem definition. Business problems are quite difficult to define. It is also true that problems cannot be solved until they are correctly and clearly defined. 2. Gathering data, facts and opinions of users: Initially a system analyst does not know how to solve a specific problem. He must consult with managers, users and other data processing professionals in defining problems and developing solutions. He uses various methods for data gathering to get the correct solution of a problem. Also he is responsible to define priorities according to requirements. 3. System Analysis: Having gathered the data relating to a problem, the systems analysts analyses them and thinks of plan to solve it. He may not come up personally with the best way of solving a problem but pulls together other people ideas and refines them until a workable solution is achieved. 4. Solving problems: System analysts coordinate the process of developing solutions. Since many problems have number of solutions, the systems analyst must evaluate the merit of such proposed solutions before recommending one to the management. 5. Drawing up specifications: Systems analysts are often refereed to planners. A key part of the systems analyst’s job is to develop a plan to meet the management’s objectives. The specification must be precise and detailed to that system implementers can use it. The specification must be non- technical so that users and managers can understand it. 6. Designing Systems: When the plan has been accepted, systems analyst is responsible for designing it so that management’s goal could be achieved. Systems design is a time consuming, complex and precise task. 7. Evaluating System: The system analyst often co-ordinates the testing procedures and helps in deciding whether or not the new system is meeting standards established in the planning phase. Attributes of an effective Systems Analysts : Systems analysts must have the following attributes. 1. Knowledge of Business functions: A system analyst must know the environment in which he or she works. He must understand the management structure and the relationship between departments in organizations. A working knowledge of accounting, marketing and
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Prof. Ajay Patel BCA - DDU material management principles are a must since so many systems are built around these areas. He must be familiar with his company’s product and services and management’s policies in areas concerning him. 2. Knowledge of people:
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course CSE mel2800 taught by Professor Horton during the Spring '10 term at Universidad del Turabo.

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