RE: What is a Business Analyst?

Subject: RE: What is a Business Analyst?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, 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, 5 Nov 2012 10:48:43 -0500

There's your problem.

You don't need to suggest terror.
You need to invoke it.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Neilson
> Sent: November-05-12 6:31 AM
> To: Lauren; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com; Keith Hood
> Subject: Re: What is a Business Analyst?
>
> 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
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Re: What is a Business Analyst?: From: Lauren
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