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Mendioms for Business Analysts

A Mendiom is an idiom with a Mendix twist. This is the first of a series of posts with Mendioms for different types of people. This week, we have chosen a few of our favorite Mendioms for business analysts.
 
Business analysts are an important part of an organization’s business agility. By having the responsibility of communicating between business and IT, business analysts can greatly reduce time to market of new solutions by using agile development methods. In an effort to both inform and entertain, here are a few slides for my business analyst readers.
 
This entry was published on Sep 01, 2010 / Mendix.com. Posted in Enterprise Analysis (BABOK KA), Agile Methods, Career as a Business Systems Analyst. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
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edward posted on Friday, September 3, 2010 2:40 PM
not much new in these mendioms.
traditional waterfall methods are one way to build apps and in some cases are a very good way to build apps - as long as one can go back up the waterfall.

Connie D posted on Friday, September 17, 2010 7:25 PM
Can any process be completely waterfall or completely agile? I think blending these methods and taking changes case by case is the most sensible option. Get a bunch of people who "get it", are committed, and work as a team, and you can do anything.
Mendix.com posted on Monday, September 20, 2010 12:39 PM
Connie,
I completely agree. Both methods have their strong points, but one is gaining in popularity and one is losing, for the reasons outlined in the Mendioms. It's often easier to say whether or not a project was truly 'agile' or not once it is completed. On the other hand, going into a project with a team that is committed to an iterative process, is rarely thought of as a waterfall guided team. It takes a true 'agilist' to say 'this will be, this is, this was - an agile project.' - But if you start your project with this mindset, you'll see a much more liberated and productive team.
mkalliney posted on Thursday, December 9, 2010 4:41 PM
I love these slides! They are so true.
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