A businesse analyst was there also
Who twixt the business and IT would go
Carrying messages and translating terms
Eating humble pie – or even worms.
She had a laptop and a white-board pen
Which she would use with flipchart paper when
She had a point to make, a tale to tell.
Well could she use Word, and well Excel.
Each dawn this wight was full of hope
Helping stakeholders, defining scope,
Drawing charts and diagramming systems,
Gladly would she talk and gladly listen.
She spent all day requirements gathering
Sorting out real needs from blathering
Making sure that none would then loose face
By using UML for each use-case.
If the design was dear, but technically cool,
She’d cut it back and invoke the simple rule
“Whoso will prosper, he must first be green
And value add and make his process lean”.
She put the business first, well did she ken
The greatest geeks are not the wisest men.
With apologies to Geoffrey Chaucer