David puts the hammer on the nail in his latest opinari:
Stalking the Wily Business Analyst
As we move further into a service-oriented future, the potential role of business analysts (BAs) gets bigger and bigger. Although their exact titles vary, a significant number of organizations have people in this role today. Whatever they’re called, BAs typically perform tasks on the boundary between business and technology, such as defining requirements for new applications.
Update: David Chappell’s February/March Speaking Schedule
Presentations on SOA, Indigo, and related topics
Will have to find out what event that is.