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SYSTEMS ANALYST ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
 
 
A Business Analyst is a business problem solver, capable of analyzing the business to identify problems and/ or opportunities and to define solution characteristics. A Business Analyst can be a liaison between the business and technical worlds, but is not intoxicated by
technology, and not the end user. They provide the process, questions, and techniques to efficiently extract the information needed from the Business Users for successful application development projects. A Business Analyst can also be an integral part of strategic planning, business
innovation, or reengineering effort to help select the right projects and/or facilitate the analysis of what needs to be done to bring the
business (or part of it ) to a desired future state.

Why Business Analysis
A global resurgence in business analysis is taking place. The increased pressure to innovate, do more with less, and succeed in environments with short attention spans has organizations scrambling to build business analysis capabilities.

Innovation requires:

  • Aligning business strategy with enterprise goals.
  • Breaking down silos to create integrated processes and data
    across organizational and political boundaries.
  • Architecting processes, systems, and information to work
    together in harmony.
  • Optimizing technology to create new value and services for
    both internal and external customers.

Business analysis is following the exponential growth of project
management as the new prerequisite, not just for project success,
but career success.

Advanced Strategies Business Analysis Transformation
               More than Training…Innovation for the Entire Organization


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With the ever-increasing importance of Information Technology in enabling business success, the roles and responsibilities of Systems Analysts continue to evolve and expand. A renewed emphasis on business-driven solutions requires the Systems Analyst to work closely with Business Analysts to deliver full “business solutions.” Thus, the focus of today’s Systems Analysts has changed from the original programmer/analyst orientation to one where IT and business are closely partnered. The work of Systems Analysts is essential to carrying the business requirements forward through conceptual solution and design to implementation. They must have the skills and knowledge to interpret business and functional requirements as well as to design and realize processes, data and technology. As a consequence, Systems Analysts must be conversant in process analysis and able to design conceptual architectures, technical uses cases and robust processes.

Course Outcomes:
This course helps organizations:


  1. Define a common vision of improved performance for their Systems Analyst teams.
  2. Examine industry directions and trends for ways to improve their effectiveness.
  3. Document a framework for their desired systems analysis approach including responsibilities, techniques, and interfaces to the rest of the organization.
  4. Determine concrete steps for ensuring that IT operations are aligned with business and technology strategies and ensuring that technology is aligned with business.

Course Outline:
Overview of Systems Analysis
  • What is Systems Analysis?
  • Evolution of the Systems Analyst Role
  • The Role of the Systems Analyst in Today’s Application Development Environment
  • Causes of IT Project Failure
Premises
  • What Drives Development?
  • Business Driven
  • User-Centric
  • Appropriate Enabling Medium
  • Situations are Unique
  • Professional Developers
Project Disciplines
  • Definition
  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Realization
  • Implementation
  • Disciplines vs. Waterfall
After Requirements, What’s Next?
  • Conceptual Solution Design
  • Business Case
  • Project Definition
  • Desirability Analysis
  • Recommendations
  • Forecasted Schedule
Defining Success
  • Goals
  • Principles and Priorities
  • Focus
  • Obstacles and Opportunities in Your Environment
Discovering Your Current Approach
  • Activities and Roles
  • Interfacing with Business Analysts
  • Interfacing with Project Mgmt.
  • Interfacing with Developers
Specifying Your Future
  • Assessing Opportunities and Obstacles
  • Improving the Process
  • What can we Offload, Outsource or Make Obsolete?
  • Redefining Roles
  • Specifying Instruments and Tools
Successful Systems Analysts
  • Communication Skills
  • Analysis Skills
  • Technical Skills
  • Attitudes and Temperaments
  • Other Knowledge
Making it Happen
  • Low Hanging Fruit
  • Improving Your Skills
  • Culture hange
  • Promotion - Evolution vs. Revolution
  • Priorities and Responsibility

Who Should Attend:
Systems Analysts and their managers. It is often beneficial to include representatives from project management and development in the workshop to ensure the Systems Analysts’ roles and responsibilities fit into the bigger picture.

Course Duration:
One Day

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