Discuss the six objectives the analyst pursues in designing system output. How can systems analysts successfully achieve these objectives?
The six objectives of the analyst are:
- Serve a specific user or organizational purpose
- Meaningful to the user
- Deliver the appropriate quantity of output
- Make sure the output is where it is needed
- Provide output on time
- Choosing the most effective output method
For a system analyst to successfully achieve these output objectives it is important to understand the specific and general requirements of the users. In other words, the system users have their expectations and the task of the system analyst is to understand these expectations and come up with system outputs that corresponds to these expectations. A proper engagement with the user is very necessary in the output design process.