how low can you go

When writing the title of this post I started to sing “How low can you go…How low can you go?”  I told you that so I am not the only one with that song stuck in my head.

On to the blog post.  Yesterday, I had a meeting with the technical lead for the project I am working on.  We were reviewing some of the initial requirements I had elicited and we started discussing technical design considerations.  He asked if I would be documenting some of the technical design details.  My initial plan did not have me going that far, but I said I could and would if necessary.  In the end, it was agreed he was the most qualified to document the technical requirements for the project.

Now I have a few questions.  How technical do you go?  Does your current role require you to work on the detail technical requirements for a project.  If asked, could you go technical?  Do you feel it is best for the business analyst to go technical?

Whether you do or don’t go technical, I feel it is critical for the business analyst to be part of the design sessions to ensure the business needs are being met through the designed solution. 

Please share your thoughts.  Thanks

About Kupe

“Kupe” Kupersmith, Senior Instructor, B2T Training, possesses over 18 years of experience in software systems development. He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the Energy, television and sports management and marketing industries. Additionally, he serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals. Kupe is the co-author of Business Analysis for Dummies, a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and a former IIBA® Board Member. Kupe is a requested speaker in the BA field and has presented at many IIBA chapters and BA conferences. Being a trained improvisational comedian, Kupe is sure to make you laugh while you’re learning. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone!

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