Free Software Magazine: Inside the Mind of the Enemy: The Business Analyst
Nov 09, 2006, 01:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick McFarland)
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"For those who don't interact with the business world, there are
a classification of middle management assistants called the
'business analyst'. These analysts help middle management hobble
along, either directly or through some widely read newspaper or
magazine or website by telling bosses what the future of their
industry is. They are our enemy.
"They predict the future through a combination of careful
wording, stating the obvious in an interesting way, voodoo magic,
and rubber chickens. Most people don't take stock into what most
business analysts say, but the atypical pointy haired boss will buy
right into what they say..."