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Business System Analysis: Explained

7. November 2011

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Business System Analysis: Explained

Absence of a Business System Analyst is often the reason that relationships between Business People and Programmers go ugly. Most of us have heard stories about business people who bring a project to programmers, and later on the project is either delivered late, or comes short of the specs. That’s not always the case specially […]

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What Does a Systems Analyst Really Do?

6. October 2009

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I received a job offer from a large petroleum company during my senior year in college. Upon hearing the news of the offer my mother said, “That’s wonderful darling, but what’s a systems analyst?” At the time, I really didn’t know! Three weeks after I graduated in May a big moving van collected all of […]

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The Role of the Analyst in Agile Projects

6. October 2009

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There is a gap in much of the literature about Agile software development practices, and on many Agile teams. This gap is the role of Analysis in Agile projects – who does it, what is the use and value, and how does it change? The implied (and I have heard stated at least once) attitude […]

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How to Become a Computer Systems Analyst

6. October 2009

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Virtually all organizations in the U.S. are dependent on computer and information technology to perform specific functions and manage data and business aspects. In order to run efficiently, organizations must use technology and to integrate new evolving technologies prudently. Computer systems need updating and customizing on a regular basis. This is where the computer systems […]

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A Day in the life of a Systems Analyst

6. October 2009

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Someone on your left speaks French and someone on your right speaks English; both individuals need to speak to each other. The systems analyst is the middleman, assessing the needs of the end-user and translating them into programming or turning over the programming responsibility to the development department. What are the business requirements? Who will […]

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Gene Fool

6. October 2009

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Society depends on the unattractive to become titans and engineers. Science will threaten the supply By SCOTT ADAMS Among the biggest threats to the future of corporate America are genetically engineered babies. They’ll look cute and harmless at first, with their tiny noses and symmetrical faces. Only later will the horror reveal itself, when the […]

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Systems Analysis Humor

6. October 2009

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I found this great page entitled “Random (Humorous) Thoughts on Information Systems Analysis” over here. I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of it. Dilbert clearly has a lot to answer for. (If the humor’s not your thing and you’re considering a career in systems analysis, you might want to have a look at this […]

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Systems Analyst – Solvers Of Computer Problems And Master-Craft Applicants Of Computer Technology

6. October 2009

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Systems analysts, as motivated and talented IT professionals, solve computer problems and apply computer technology, to meet the individual needs of an organization, realize the maximum benefit from investment in equipment, personnel, and business processes, plan and develop new computer systems, or devise ways to apply existing systems’ resources to additional operations. As a systems […]

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Interviewing Tips for the Business Analyst and Systems Analyst

6. October 2009

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The Interview There are two main objectives of any interview. The first is for a company to determine if you, the candidate, are the right fit for the position. The second is for you, the candidate, to determine if the company and position are the right fit for you. The following tips will address how […]

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Systems Analyst: Executive Summary

6. October 2009

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The Ace Widget Co. has an ancient computer system. It’d like to upgrade to an Oracle-based operation with wireless capabilities, so employees can access the system with their BlackBerrys. The systems analyst orchestrates the effort. He starts by interviewing users, teasing out what they need as opposed to what they want—the nice-to-have things usually cost […]

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