Systems Analysis

Definition of Key Terms
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The Modern Systems Analyst
◦ Roles ◦ Skills

System Systems Analysis Systems Design Methodology, Model, Tool, Technique

accepts input. produces output. working together for some purpose. A system exists in an environment. interfaces. and has constraints. .  A system is an inter-related set of components with an identifiable boundary.

Input Components Boundary Interfaces Interrelated Environment Purpose Constraints Output .

Application Form Employment Contract Hiring Training Needs Assessment Test Results Development and Training Resignation Letter Job Vacancy Assessment and Testing Termination .

 The process of understanding and specifying in detail what the information system should do. .

 The process of specifying in detail how the many components of the information system should be physically implemented. .

. tools. including specific models. Comprehensive guidelines to follow for completing every activity in the system development cycle. and techniques.

  A representation of some important aspect of the real world. Examples: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Flowchart Data Flow Diagram (DFD) Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Structured Chart Gantt Chart Organizational Chart .

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  Software support that helps create models or other components required in the project. Examples: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Project management application Drawing/graphics application Word processor/text editor Computer-aided system engineering (CASE) tools Integrated development environment (IDE) Database management application .

  A collection of guidelines that help the analyst complete a system development activity or task. Examples: ◦ Interviewing techniques ◦ Structured analysis and design techniques ◦ Object-oriented analysis and design techniques .

   Consultant Supporting Expert Agent of Change .

    Analytical Technical Management Interpersonal .

Systems Thinking Problem Identification Organizational Knowledge Problem Analyzing and Solving .

Programming languages Hardware Platforms Database Systems Operating Systems .

Resource Management Risk Management Project Management Change Management .

Communication Skills Facilitating Groups Managing Expectations Working Alone and with a Team .

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