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Chapter 1: The Context of Systems Analysis and Design Methods -What is a system: A group of interrelated components that function together to achieve a desired result. -What is Information System: An arrangement of people, data, processes and information technology that interact to collect, process, store and provide as output the information needed to support and organization. -The Players=System Stakeholders: System Owners: System owners are usually middle or executive managers. They view an information system in terms of costs and benefits to solve problems and exploit opportunities. System Users: They make up the vast majority of the information workers in any information system. They are concerned with the functionality the system provides to their jobs and the systems ease of learning and ease of use. Internal users are employees of the business for which most information systems are built. External Systems users are customers, suppliers, partners, or employees who work from home. System Designers: translate the business requirements into a feasible technical solution.
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course MISC 350 taught by Professor Kiturberg during the Spring '11 term at University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.

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