Analyst Capability

Analysts participate in the development and validation of requirements and preliminary design specifications. They consult on detailed design and code activities. They are heavily involved in integration and test. The ratings for analyst capability are expressed in terms of percentiles with respect to the overall population of software analysts. The major attributes to be considered are ability, efficiency, thoroughness, and the ability to communicate and cooperate. This evaluation should not include experience (that is captured in other factors) and should be based on the capability of the analysts as a team rather than individuals.