Fred George has quite a resume - he's been in the software industry since the 70's and is still active. His 2017 talk @ the GOTO conference is pure gold His breakdown of the role of the Business Analyst at 19:20 is spot on. The role of the manager is even saltier (23:12) - “I am the God here”. Well worth an hour of your life (mostly for coders). As a side node there are two characters in the Harry Potter movies called “Fred and George”, making searches for “Fred George” a pain.