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IMAGINE the “Assemble to Order” Enterprise IMAGINE the “Assemble to Order” Enterprise
Can the design of the enterprise’s business processes evolve to a state where the Business Analysts can customize the business processes specifically to the requirements of the owner using inventoried primitive elements; similar to using the metaphorical inventoried components/parts for a laptop? And can these primitive elements get assembled into new/enhanced business processes within a sho... Read More...

Who is Designing Your Systems? Who is Designing Your Systems?
Problems arise though when the critical front-end work is performed by programmers who are more in tune with technology than business. ... Read more...
3 Things Every Business Analyst Should Know about Agile 3 Things Every Business Analyst Should Know about Agile
In the past few years, software development has been shifting more and more from traditional to agile practices. This change impacts ho... Read more...

Planning the Analysis Phase: using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and a WBS Dictionary Planning the Analysis Phase: using a Work Breakdown Structure (WB...
In order to plan the analysis phase of a project, the business analyst (BA) identifies all the analysis tasks and the associated risk, ... Read more...
Improving Data Quality: User Interface Design and Functional Requirements Improving Data Quality: User Interface Design and Functional Requ...
Of all the reasons for data quality problems, I find user interface design issues to be the most interesting. This may be because it is... Read more...

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BABOK v2 - End-to-end data flow diagram analysis can highlight issues
As part of preparation to sit the IIBA CBAP exam, I wanted a one page summary of the overall BABOK flow. The first step of creating a summary matrix s... Read More...

Modeling complex logic with Warnier diagrams
Warnier diagrams are not well known. They were introduced in the age of Structured Systems Analysis and are now forgotten. However they are the best t... Read More...

Brainstorming: A Powerful Tool in Business Analysis
(Image credit: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/14918242487402982/)   Tired of holding those long and boring meetings with your analysts and stakeh... Read More...


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Three Audacious Goals for Business Analysts in 2013
As we start a new year many of us will take the time to reflect on our accomplishments from 2012 and plan our goals for 2013. We can set small or larg... Read More...

Hey IIBA, What’s Up With That?
Recently, I was asked by the IIBA to present a talk at one of their chapter meetings. I am reprinting here my response to that invitation in the hope ... Read More...

BA ABCs: “C” is for Class Diagram
BA ABCs: “C” is for Class Diagram Continuing the ABC series for Business Analysts, Howard Podeswa created the next installment titled "BA ABCs: “C” is for Class Diagram" as an article ... Read More...

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