Overview As rising Information Systems professionals (or scholars), “systems analysis” may be the best way to quickly describe your core professional skillset to folks at the holidays. Despite this, there are many systems analysts in the world who may not have ever referred to themselves as such. Understanding how to identify and analyze human and information systems, their impact on organizations and people, and some methods for changing these systems is a central component of the work of any information professional, whether they are software developers or personnel managers.