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Crossing the Imaginary Line - Design Thinking in Business Analysis

  • 06/14/2017 1:47 PM
    Message # 4900118
    Ashish Rao (Administrator)

    A core belief in the traditionalist viewpoint of software development is that Business Analysis focuses on “what” the client wants while design concentrates on “how” to deliver the solution. As a Business Analysis practitioner, I can discover and describe a requirement that specifies the ability of a user to capture their state (or province) of residence. However, I dare not mention where on a screen or the usage of a drop-down list because that crosses the imaginary line between requirements and design. For some, a requirement must be design-agnostic in order to be considered a good requirement. A requirement should not specify aspects of physical design, implementation decisions, or system architecture. This is traditional thinking, and many contemporary Business Analysts see this as a truism.

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  • 06/14/2017 1:59 PM
    Reply # 4900130 on 4900118
    Ashish Rao (Administrator)

    We  thought out article...The author Michael was my former colleague at AT&T

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