Re: Don Norman on Manual Writing

Subject: Re: Don Norman on Manual Writing
From: Tony Markos <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 10:25:12 -0800 (PST)

Analysis is a discovery process; design is not.

Business Analysts and Requirements Analysts are a
couple of examples of people who do analysis - but not
design. In the organizations that I have worked in,
BAs and RAs were not part of the design group.

Much more important than missed/dropped details in
transfer from analyis to design is the problem of
short-circuited analysis, which inevitably happens
when (true) analysts are under the same management as
the design folks.

Tony Markos

--- Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> When would analysis and design be separate?
> Every company I've worked or consulted for had both
> efforts within a
> project team. Spreading them out to separate groups
> proved to be
> costly as the analysis work didn't have direct
> insight into design and
> vice versa. The results of separate efforts were
> missed details and
> detatched/disassociated/otherwise less than ideal
> results.

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