RE: Don Norman on Manual Writing

Subject: RE: Don Norman on Manual Writing
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 13:33:14 -0500

OK, so far we've established that in Bill's experience, analysis and
design are *never* separated, whereas in Tony's experience, they
*always* are.

We might possibly conclude that there is more than one correct way to
get from point A to point B. If so, perhaps the only error here is the
use of the word "inevitably."

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Markos
> Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 1:25 PM
> To: Bill Swallow
> Cc: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: Don Norman on Manual Writing
>
> 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 analysis 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 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
> > detached/disassociated/otherwise less than ideal
> > results.

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