Re: What is a Business Analyst?

Subject: Re: What is a Business Analyst?
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:30:42 -0500

On Mon, 05 Nov 2012 03:13:50 -0500, Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

Been there, done that too. It's ridiculous how many companies don't bother to keep their database docs updated. They not only change the data but also repurpose fields, so after decade a field that was meant to hold SSNs is actually populated with fishing license numbers, and the last DBA who knew that left the company two years ago without bothering to leave a note about it. There must be tens of thousands of companies out there staggering along with 40% or more of their data a complete mystery to them.

I've tried to sell into this market. It's just as difficult as selling, "Your website sucks and I can fix it."

Why? "The system works. Don't need you messing with it."

Maybe I don't know the right words to suggest terror.
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References:
What is a Business Analyst?: From: Steve Janoff (non-Celgene)
Re: What is a Business Analyst?: From: Lauren
RE: What is a Business Analyst?: From: Kat Kuvinka
RE: What is a Business Analyst?: From: Steve Janoff (non-Celgene)
Re: What is a Business Analyst?: From: Wade Courtney
Re: What is a Business Analyst?: From: Keith Hood
Re: What is a Business Analyst?: From: Reshma
Re: What is a Business Analyst?: From: sphilip
Re: What is a Business Analyst?: From: Lauren
Re: What is a Business Analyst?: From: Keith Hood

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