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REAL Business Requirements, Use Cases, and Decision Models
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
> BAs Will Falter Until They Learn to Discover REAL, Business Requirements
> What Every Business Analyst Needs to Know About Rulebook Management
> From Research to Implementation: Use Case Diagrams – Usage and Benefits
> Evolving the Decision Model With Views
> Webinar: Enhancing Business Process Management with Business Rules
> Conference: Requirements Engineering Conference
Also in this issue:
> More Business Analyst Humor
> Even more Resources for Business Analysts
> New Interview Questions
- Adrian Marchis, Editor
BAs Will Falter Until They Learn to Discover REAL, Business Requirements
by Robin F. Goldsmith, President of Go Pro Management Inc.
Widely-accepted conventional requirements models continue to create creep—changes to settled requirements which are a major cause of project overruns. Business Analysts and others will continue to encounter such creep so long as they follow flawed models focusing on requirements of a product or system being created without adequately also discovering the REAL, business requirements the product must satisfy to provide value...
What Every Business Analyst Needs to Know About Rulebook Management
by Ronald G. Ross, Principal, Business Rule Solutions, LLC
How many business rules does your company have? A hundred? A thousand? Ten thousand? More? How easy is it to change any one of those rules? How easy is it to determine where the rule is implemented? How easy is it to find out why it was implemented in the first place? Many companies today are starting to realize they have significant problems in managing their business rules...
From Research to Implementation: Use Case Diagrams – Usage and Benefits
by Brad Botz, Business Analyst & Principal at Prime Proficiency
Some people use them. Some people don't use them. Some people create them using sophisticated tools. Some use basic drawing programs. As part of the Unified Modeling Language, Use Case diagrams are often the starting point for many software projects. However, questions about Use Case diagrams still linger in the minds of many Business Analysts...
Evolving the Decision Model With Views
by Barbara von Halle & Larry Goldberg, KPI LLC
When introducing the Decision Model we frequently quote John Zachman’s classic gem “It occurs to me that once the underlying structure of a discipline is discovered, friction goes to zero! The processes (methodologies) become predictable and repeatable.”
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