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Explain the difference between systems analysis and systems

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Explain the difference between systems analysis and systems design?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  M. R. Mazumdar replied 10 years ago.


Here is a tabular form citing a few point of differences

Systems Analysis Phase

System Design Phase

Performed by a Systems Analyst

Performed by Chief programmer
(or Software architect or Lead developer)

System Specification: everything about what the proposed system will do, nothing about how it is to be be built

System Architecture: everything about how it has to be built - platform choice, database design, program design, user interface design, etc. , in order to meet the system specification

The audience is

  • Sponsoring users

  • Chief programmer
    (or Software Architect or Lead developer

The audience is

  • Programmers and technical specialists


Hope it helps you