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>End-to-End UML: Sequence Diagram
>Strategic Enterprise Analysis
>Premortem: One of the most powerful tools for business analysts
>Management Consulting – A New Opportunity for Business Analysts, but is it for me?
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End-to-End UML: Sequence Diagram
by Tony Loton
A UML Sequence Diagram is used most commonly to show the realization of a use case in terms of interactions between business entities or software objects. This diagram therefore helps with the transition from non-object oriented activity diagrams and use case diagrams to the object-oriented paradigm of modern software development.
Strategic Enterprise Analysis
Strategic Enterprise Analysis is the study, modeling, and maintenance of the strategic direction of a company. This article is about conducting SEA. Moreover, it is about how a senior business analyst facilitates this executive board effort.
Premortem: One of the most powerful tools for business analysts
byAdriana Beal, Product Manager
One of my favorite tools in business analysis is the premortem. Instead of waiting until the end of a project to find out what went wrong, and learn for the future, we can use this technique to go on an “imaginary time travel” to avert real failures.
Management Consulting – A New Opportunity for Business Analysts, but is it for me?
byAlan Smith, Sr. BA, Point B Management Consultants
This is a complete example of a Business/Systems Analysis Model using UML and including: Use Cases, Activity Diagrams, Context Diagram, and more.
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