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The PBD starts with examining the end-product data elements and associated business rules. The BA team then uses this information to redesign a process that produces the end-product. Special note about the team. The lead BA should remind the team members that this is a redesign effort. This is a rea...
The PBD starts with examining the end-product data elements and associated business rules. The BA team then uses this information to redesign a process that produces the end-produc...
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Rather than expecting use cases to contain all of a system’s functionality, I prefer to employ use cases to help the business analyst discover the functional requirements. Th...

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