systems analysis


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sys·tems analysis

(sĭs′təmz)
n.
The study of a procedure to determine the most efficient method of executing it to obtain a desired end, especially by means of computers.

systems analyst n.

systems analysis

n
(Computer Science) the analysis of the requirements of a task and the expression of those requirements in a form that permits the assembly of computer hardware and software to perform the task
systems analyst n

sys′tems anal`ysis


n.
the methodical study of the data-processing needs of a business or project.
[1950–55]
sys′tems an`alyst, n.
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Noun1.systems analysis - analysis of all aspects of a project along with ways to collect information about the operation of its parts
analytic thinking, analysis - the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
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administration and development of the platform based corporate systems analysis.
Work is presented in sections on techniques for systems engineering and requirements elicitation, methodology foundation and evolution of systems analysis and design, agent-oriented systems analysis and design methodologies, and new approaches and architectures for information systems development.
Highly skilled and proficient in the theoretical and practical application of highly specialized information to computer systems analysis, programming and software engineering.
Handbook of Systems Analysis, Miser HJ, Quade ES (eds).
Normally one may expect a series of inter-related steps to be undertaken to accomplish a systems analysis of a problem of interest.
The first step taken in the systems analysis project was to gather sufficient data on the current system to develop a baseline measure of present turnaround times on IDRs.
Systems analysis resulted in the following corrections and improvements:
A reference called the Measurement Systems Analysis Reference Manual was published recently as a joint effort of the quality and supplier assessment staffs at Chrysler, Ford and General Motors.
Some of the prominent and most used are structured systems analysis (SSA) [15, 19, 26], the structured analysis and design technique (SADT) [32-34], the problem statement language/problem statement analyzer (PSL/PSA) [40], the software requirements engineering methodology (SREM [1, 2, 5], and information analysis and entity-relationship [8].

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