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Subject:RE: What does a Buisness Analyst do? From:"Anthony Markatos" <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com> To:brent -dot- jones -at- jadesolutions -dot- com, tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Tue, 11 Jan 2000 17:39:31 PST
Brent Jones responded to Tony Markatos:
I don't understand the above. If you've never seen anyone do it [ustilize
SSAD] in 15 years, how can you assert that it's the most common formal tool?
Tony Markatos responds:
A couple of months ago, I visited the bookstore at the local major
university (Cleveland State U.). Guess what they are still using to teach
the core systems analysis course in their DP cirriculm? A Yourdon book on
SSAD! Also, a review of literature (at local libaries) revealed that SSAD
is the most commonly "written about" formal tool.
Having stated the above, your right, SSAD is seldom actually used - it is
often written about and taught, but seldom employed.
(Actually, while I have never seen anyone else use SSAD, I, myself (and team
members on projects that I have lead) have utilized SSAD very successfully.
Properly used, they are an extremely productive tool - (especially compared
using no formal methodology). I can not believe that I am all alone.))