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Tim Curran

Anheuser-Busch Tim Curran, CMIS Alum

Technical Analyst, MIS

Graduating Year: 2007

What is the nature of your job?

I work with business analysts and customers to obtain and solidify project requirements. I also act as a developer on the projects that I participate in.

Have CMIS courses helped you in your work at Anheuser-Busch?

Yes. At the top of the list would be: Systems Design, Database Design, and the programming language courses. I routinely use my Systems Design skills when working on the design and management of a software development project. Once the design is complete, the Database Design skills come into play heavily. The programming skills enter the scene after the high-level design is complete, and they are used heavily. Although the language and architecture I use may be different from those covered in coursework, the problem solving process is the same.

Is the business component of the CMIS degree important in your work?

Each of the software applications that I have helped develop and maintain supports a business need. The business component of the CMIS degree provides you with an understanding of some of those business process needs, whether it be from an accounting perspective, an HR standpoint, or in a production management point-of-view.

What is the most interesting aspect of your job?

Learning about a business need and then developing a technical approach to meet that need and improve upon a process. For example, one of the most interesting projects I've encountered so far is a re-write of our plant warehouse management software application.

Do you feel a sense of reward in your work?

Absolutely. Solving problems and seeing the positive influence of your work is extremely rewarding.

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