Date Added: Jan 2010
The Business Analyst must have the skill listed in the preceding section. Contrast with conventional approach, where project managers occasionally ask "Conventionally-trained BAs" to do UI design as well. Their reasons are different. For example, they may think it is smarter to use fewer resources. Or they may have other reasons such as non-availability of trained UI experts. It is important not to confuse such practices with the blended skills set required for process-centric application development. It is also important to be very clear what the author is talking about having the BAs specially trained for the new extended role - not in conventional UI design, but in business process centric UI architecture.