System Analsyts- what qualifications do you need to be a system analyst- Part 2

4 Mar

Thanks for all the comments and the likes for my last blog ๐Ÿ˜€ Today I will talk about the management skills that you would need if you decide to be a system analyst ๐Ÿ˜€

So what are management skills ?

Wellย management skills are probably one of the most important skills that a system analyst should have as they would need management skills if they were to beย a leader of a project team.ย  Systems analyst would need to know the process of managing his/her own work and how to use the organisation resources in the most productive way possible.ย  Management skills can be categorised into four parts:

1. Resource management

2. Project management

3. Risk management

4.Change management

1.ย Resources Management

This is effectively using the project resources, which include – time, equipment, hardware, software, people, money, etcย  and how the system analyst needs to be able to get the most out of the resources.ย  As a team leader he/she should be able to use the talents of their team members in the best possible way to get the best outcome in the project.ย  The team leader should also be able to delegate responsibility and encourage his/her team members to do tasks that they were assigned to do.

Resource management may include some of the following:

  • budgeting
  • learning to use their resources effectively
  • evaluating the quality of resources used
  • tracking and accounting for resource consumption, etc

2. Project management

This is where a system analyst should determine the tasks and resources needed for a project and how they are related to each other.

A project is a sequence of unique, complex and connected activities which can have one goal or purpose and must be completed by a specific time, within a certain budget and can be based on specifications.

Project management is a process of planning, staffing, organising, directing, controlling and scoping the development of a system at the lowest cost within a specific time frame.ย  A team leader should break down a project into multiple independent tasks and determine how the tasks are related to each other and all tasks are assigned to a responsible person.

3. Risk management

The system analyst should be able to identify the risk and then minimise it accordingly.ย  You all probably know what a risk is, but just incase, a risk is any unfavourable event that could happen during the project.ย  If a risk is to happen during the project, it could hamper the success and the time completion of the project. Once, the system analyst has identified the risk to the project he/she must be able to minimise the likelihood that those risks will actually occur.ย  Risk management also includes knowing where resources are to be placed and where they can do the best and prioritizing activities to achieve better productivity.

4.Change management

For example introducing a new system into the organisation is a change process.ย  When introducing a new system, people can tend to be reluctant as they do not like getting used to new systems and they prefer working with the old system as it has become natural for them to use.ย  Therefore, any change in the way people perform their duties in an organisation must be carefully managed.ย  Change management is an extremely important skill that a system analyst should have.ย  They must be able to get people to make a smooth transition from an old system to a new system, by getting people to give up their old ways of doing things and accepting new ways to get their work done.

For more information about system analysts check out my group members blogs, you will not be sorry ๐Ÿ˜€ They are very interesting and different, you will love them ๐Ÿ˜€

For more information about management skills, check out the following website, this is also where i got my information from :

Tune into my next blog when I will be talking about Interpersonal skills ๐Ÿ˜€

Feel free to comment

Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€


14 Responses to “System Analsyts- what qualifications do you need to be a system analyst- Part 2”

  1. sad111505863 March 4, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    excellent Blog …very well structured ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. sad112540853 March 4, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€ hope you will like my next blog ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. sad112567137 March 5, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    very interesting blog ๐Ÿ™‚ after researching the work of IS analysts, do you think its any area you would like to work in?

  4. sad112540853 March 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    Thank you for the comment 112567137 ๐Ÿ˜€ that is a great question ๐Ÿ˜€

    Well to be honest looking at all the qualifications and skills that a system analyst would need or have to be a successful system analyst, I found some skills that I have that would help me, but to be honest I could not really see myself as a system analysts. I would prefer to be out in the field of work using systems that they have come up with and getting back to them of what I think about the new systems.
    From doing the blogs I can really see how important system analysts are, especially these days as technology is moving so fast and people need to keep up to date with new technologies. Honestly I am not that interested in technology and I personally think that you have to have a good idea and a big interest in technology if you want to be a system analyst; a succesful system analyst at that. ๐Ÿ˜€ In other words, no I could not see myself being a system analysts, but you never know ๐Ÿ˜€

    Would you like to a system analyst? ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. sad111413042 March 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Great blog, I always enjoy your blogs ๐Ÿ™‚ love the graphs, always make me laugh whenever I read it, makes SAD a bit more interesting ๐Ÿ˜‰ Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. sad112712305 March 5, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

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  7. sad112540853 March 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Thank you 111413042 and 112712305 ๐Ÿ˜€ hope you will all tune into my last blog ๐Ÿ˜€

    • sad112712305 March 6, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

      I certainly will ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. sad111744291 March 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    Really enjoyed this one – easy and interesting to read and as sad111413042 makes SAD not so sad. well done ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. sad112540853 March 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

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  10. sad111350181 March 5, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

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  11. sad112540853 March 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

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  12. sad111708665 March 8, 2013 at 1:14 am #

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  13. sad112540853 March 8, 2013 at 2:14 am #

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