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As a BA, one of the central guiding principles for me has always been, "If it isn't going to make a difference to the outcome, don't do it." Yet I see a lot of confusion amongst BAs about how much analysis to do on a given project. Are structural models (class diagrams and ERDs) always worth doing or are they a waste of time? How much detail should...
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This entry was published on May 03, 2009 / Howard Podeswa. Posted in Business Analysis, Tools. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Last week I attended the Web 2.0 expo in San Francisco.  In case you thought that social media was just for  web 2.0 start-ups and teenagers, one of the cooler talks I saw was given by Scott Monty, the head of Ford Motor’s Social Media efforts.  I was so intrigued that I thought I would grab him for an interview.  He graciously ...
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This entry was published on Apr 09, 2009 / Barton George. Posted in Tools. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
In most of the projects and organizations I have worked for I have seen a very interesting pattern: - Developers get developer specific tools such as MS Visual Studio. - Testers get testing specific tools such as Mercury TestDirector. - Analysts get MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The more "progressive" organizations might provide their busin...
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This entry was published on Jul 04, 2007 / Adrian M.. Posted in Systems Analysis, Business Analysis, Tools. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.


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