Systems Analysis and Design

Analyzes the business needs and integrates technology into the organization by designing and utilizing models and methodologies to simulate deployment.

Key Behaviors:

  • Compares and contrasts characteristics and challenges in ?new? systems adopted by the organization.
  • Maintains awareness of stakeholder point of views related to available systems.
  • Embraces a systems perspective for IT and related assessment process(es).
  • Distinguishes between outcome (what the system needs to achieve) and output (what the system does).
  • Identifies and uses modeling and simulation approaches/tools (e.g., dynamics modeling, cost benefit analysis, costing, forecasting, sourcing models?build or buy) to make decisions.
  • Maintains knowledge of programs and standards associated with quality management.
  • Identifies criteria and integrates ?go/no go? consideration stages into development life cycle.
  • Determines and conducts applicable data mining and modeling activities.
  • Identifies and uses various criteria (i.e., time, budget, etc.) to determine IT success and ensure alignment with stakeholder needs.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.