Re: Not sure who I'm looking for...

Subject: Re: Not sure who I'm looking for...
From: Ed Wurster <glassnet -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 11:39:28 -0500

Dick Margulis wrote:

> So I know I need to find someone who is patient and skilled at
> extracting information from a difficult SME and who can work
> face-to-face with her in LA for the several days it will take to extract
> the information from her. But what I don't know is what technical skills
> I'm looking for in terms of the best way to represent an expert system.

I would look for a systems analyst rather than a tech writer. I'm sure
there are other job descriptions for this type of person. I found one
description for architect at

Before the functional spec you would like someone to filter all of
those great client ideas, define solutions, look at the feasibility,
and so on. It sounds like some of this was done (the flow charts you
mention), but that could be very dated info. If you or I look at the
existing flow charts, how would we know if the system would deliver
its goals?

Ed Wurster (Voorhees, NJ)
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