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Title: Lecture 1: Role of Systems Analyst Projects and Project Teams


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Lecture 1Role of Systems AnalystProjects and
Project Teams
MIS 160 Systems Development Life Cycle I
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Role of Systems Analyst

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Overview
  • Information systems are crucial to modern
    business
  • Key to success is thorough systems analysis and
    design
  • Systems analyst is a key individual in these
    activities
  • analyzes the business, identifying opportunities
    for improvement, and designing information
    systems to implement these ideas.
  • It is important to understand and develop through
    practice the skills needed to successfully design
    and implement new information systems.

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Information Systems Roles
  • Business analyst
  • System analyst
  • Infrastructure analyst
  • Change management analyst
  • Project manager

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The Analyst
  • Business problem solver
  • Practical knowledge
  • Computers
  • Computer programming
  • Understand business problems
  • Use logical method for solving problems

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Required Skills of the Systems Analyst
  • Technical knowledge and skills
  • Computer hardware, software, databases, and
    related devices
  • Tools to help develop analysis or design
    specifications
  • Techniques for completing specific development
    activities

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Required Skills of the Systems Analyst
  • Business knowledge and skills
  • Organizational structure
  • Functional work processes
  • People knowledge and skills
  • Communication
  • Teams
  • Ethics and integrity

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Environment Surrounding the Analyst
  • Information system configurations encountered
    will range from PC to large mainframe systems
  • Job titles of the systems analyst vary greatly
  • Places of employment vary from small businesses
    to large corporations

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Analysts Role in Strategic Planning
  • Special projects that might affect executives
  • Members of the strategic plan development process
  • Input to the information systems strategic
    planning effort
  • Application architecture plan
  • Technology architecture plan

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PROJECTS AND PROJECT TEAMS

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What Is a Project?
  • A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to
    accomplish a unique purpose
  • Attributes of projects
  • unique purpose
  • temporary
  • require resources, often from various areas
  • should have a primary sponsor and/or customer
  • involve uncertainty

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A Project
  • INVOLVES GETTING A
  • NEW, COMPLEX ACTIVITY
  • DONE

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IS Project Features
  • technological explosion
  • highly volatile expanding market
  • uncertainty
  • many people involved

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The Project Team
  • Each member performs specialized task
  • Skills and abilities
  • Size and make-up
  • Various considerations through each SDLC phase

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The Project Team
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