The Roles and Skill Sets of Systems vs Business Analysts

University of Canterbury
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Conference Proceeding
ACIS 2008: 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 2008, pp. 1059 - 1068
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The role of business analysts and systems analysts appears to be very closely related, and there is no agreement on the definitions of the roles or the required skill set to become one of the said analysts. Though the number of these positions is increasing, the understanding of what the business and systems analysts are remains unclear and differs between organisations. A review of literature shows that there are common roles and skills between the two positions, as well as very distinct roles and skills that are clear. This research has demonstrated that although there is some harmony between the articles and interviews on the distinctions between the business analyst and the systems analyst, there are still discrepancies that can only be understood through further research.
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