However the roles are fairly consistent and you will see them over and over

However the roles are fairly consistent and you will

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range from as few as one to as many as several dozen. However, the roles are fairly consistent, and you will see them over and over again. Developing quality, error free software is difficult, expensive, and time consuming. As a result of this, systems development projects require the participation of many individuals and professionals with various responsibilities as indicated below: Users Management Auditors, quality assurance people, and „standards bearers” Systems analysts Systems designers Programmers Operations personnel Users The user is the most important player in the systems development game; it is the person (or group of people) for whom the system is being built. He or she is the person, whom will be interviewed, often in great detail, to learn what features the new system must have to be succ essful. The user is the “owner” of the system in the sense that he or she receives, or inherits and thus owns the system when it is finally built. And the user is the “customer” of the system . Whenever possible, the systems analyst should try to establish direct contact with the user. Even if other people are involved as intermediaries, it is important to have regular, face-to-face meeting with the person who will ultimately inherit the system. Users usually: Forward their information need to developers Participate in system design, control, and monitoring Ensure the system is easy for audit, etc. Management Management is a rather loose term. The systems analyst is likely to come into contact with several different kinds of managers like: User managers: managers in charge of several people in the operational area where the new system will be used. These are usually middle-level managers who want systems that will produce a variety of internal reports and short-term trend analyses. Executive development project (EDP)/MIS managers: the person in charge of the systems development project itself, and the higher-level managers who are concerned with the overall management and allocation of resources of all the technical staff in the systems development organization.
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[DBU] [College of Computing Science] [2015] Compiled By: S. E. Page 5/21 SAD Chap 2 General management: top-level managers who are not directly involved in the EDP organization or in the user organization. This might include the president and/ or chairman of the organization. The primary interaction between the systems analyst and all these managers has to do with the resources that will be assigned to the project. It is the systems analyst‟s job to identify and document the user‟s requirements and the constraints within which the system must be built. So the primary responsibility of management is therefore: Provide support, encouragement, and a clear signal that user involvement is important.
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