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.
- Very Low: 15th percentile
- Low: 35th percentile
- Nominal: 55th percentile
- High: 75th percentile
- Very High: 90th percentile
- Extra High: No rating - defaults to Very High.