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New Post 8/13/2009 10:55 AM
User is offline Tim Bryce
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Information Systems Theory 101 - new paper  

Please be advised I have just published a paper entitled, "Information Systems Theory 101" which provides a simple
conceptual foundation for all systems work.  You can find it at:

http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/irm-blog/information-systems-theory-101-33453

Hope you find it useful.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

All the Best,
Tim Bryce
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New Post 8/14/2009 11:38 AM
User is offline Tony Markos
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Re: Information Systems Theory 101 - new paper  

Tim:

Very good article!   And there is a tremedous need to get back to the "course 101" level.    What about analysis 101?     All one has to do is go to any dictionary and look up the word "analysys" and then try to tie that into virtually any of the current business-analysis-related literature and he/she will see a large discrepancy between what analysis is really all about vs what the BA books and handbooks say need to be done.  Doubt me?  I could not find the word "partition" mentioned once in the BABOK.

Tony

 

 

 

 
New Post 8/14/2009 11:40 AM
User is offline Tony Markos
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Re: Information Systems Theory 101 - new paper  

Errr, in my last posting, meant to say "analysis" not "analysy".  (Kind of blows my credability.)

Tony

 

 
New Post 8/17/2009 12:35 PM
User is offline Tim Bryce
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Re: Information Systems Theory 101 - new paper  

Tony -

Thanks for your note.  I'm afraid I will have to agree with you.  The material I've read in BABOK is more of a collection of techniques and tips as opposed to a definitive position on what a system is (which is one reason why I wrote the piece).  Further, it seems nobody wants to define their terms.  How can we be taken seriously if we do not define our terms and concepts?

 

All the Best,

Tim Bryce

 

 
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