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Modern Analyst e-Journal: November 2009

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EDITOR'S NOTE
Agile Requirements, Business Rules, Designing Interfaces, and more...
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
> A View to Agile Requirements
What Analysts Need to Know about Decisioning and Business Rules
> Leading from the Side
> What BAs Need to Know About Decision-Aware Business Processes

BA Events:
> Webinar: Designing Interfaces Your Users Will Love
> Webinar: How The Business Analyst Can Keep Up With The Demand For Data
World Congress for Business Analysts

Also in this issue:
> More Business Analyst Humor
Even more Resources for Business Analysts
New Interview Questions

- Adrian Marchis, Editor

FEATURED ARTICLES
A View to Agile Requirements
by Ellen Gottesdiener, Principal Consultant, EBG Consulting
In agile projects, you deliver the product in a series of successive and sensibly staged releases... One of your biggest challenges is ongoing-how to group and sequence requirements for optimal delivery. Let's take a look at adapting requirements workshops to meet that challenge.
Read more... 

Villanova Universtiy 

What Analysts Need to Know about Decisioning and Business Rules
Interview with Ronald G. Ross, the “father of business rules.”
Whether you’ve never heard of business rules or you are a business rules guru, you need to understand that business rules need to be a first-class citizen of the requirements world. In this interview, Ronald G. Ross, shares his wisdom on business rules and what every business analyst needs to know about decisioning and business rules.
Read more...
 

CRC Press - Lean Six Sigma
 

Leading from the Side
by Kimberly Terribile, Manager of Business Analysis 
I have been in the business analysis profession for many years and the one thing I have constantly had to challenge myself on is leading without really leading, or what I call leading from the side. As a business analyst, many times we are not in a position of authority yet we have to have significant leadership skills to be successful...
Read more...  

What BAs Need to Know About Decision-Aware Business Processes
by Barbara von Halle and Larry Goldberg, KPI, LLC 
In this article we look at how Decision Models improved an actual project in which analysts created process models, following a traditional business rules approach. Problems arose because the process models were not decision-aware and business rules got lost...
Read more...  

UPCOMING WEBINARS
Designing Interfaces Your Users Will Love
Thu, Nov 12, 2009   10:00 AM Pacific (5:00 PM GMT)  Register Now!

How The Business Analyst Can Keep Up With The Demand For Data
Tue, Dec 8, 2009   10:00 AM Pacific (5:00 PM GMT)  Register Now!

EVENTS
World Congress for Business Analysts
November 16-18, 2009 - Anaheim, CA -  More Details

MORE FROM ModernAnalyst.com
More Informative Resources for BAs
> Generic Questions for Interviewing Stakeholders
> Tips for managing business meetings
> Book: How to Start a Business Analyst Career

AMS Consulting           White Papers
 
Informative Forum Posts
> Requirements Sign-off
> Models to Functional Requirements
> Do use cases really help?

Relevant Interview Questions
> What are the characteristics of a good requirement?
> What are the four fundamental methods of requirement verification?
> What is Model-Based Management and what benefits can it bring an organization?

NOVEMBER 2009 

Business Analysis Certificate Program (BACP)

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