Sep 26, 2016
32 Views
0 Comments
Process Flows are usually used for user facing projects/systems, although their cousin, the System Flow, can be used in virtually the same manner to document system processes and logic.  When on an agile project, the Product Owner (PO) or Business Analyst (BA) will usually elicit the high level...
Process Flows are usually used for user facing projects/systems, although their cousin, the System Flow, can be used in virtually the same manner to document system processes and l...
Chaos, by its very nature, is impossible to control completely, and so a business analyst who enters into their own chaotic Wonderland will be presented with difficulties immediate...
Visit any active discussion forum for business analysts and aspiring BAs, and invariably you will find at least one thread asking how to develop domain knowledge, either in a new i...

Community Blog - Latest Posts

Paul Crosby
Paul Crosby
There are hundreds of traits that make up a good manager, but here are the top 9 skills we recommend for a business analysis leader - or any leader in general. 1. See Design as a Differentiator Anyone can design but not everyone designs well.  Who cares?  Frustrated users care.  Seeing design as important sets you apart from all ot...
0 Responses
Paul Crosby
Paul Crosby
As business analysts, we are often in the fray of designing.  Whether it’s a user interface, report or data fed from one system to another; business analysts create interfaces with human beings and systems.  Our design choices impact users and other systems in a very real way.  This power can go unnoticed even in our own minds....
0 Responses
Paul Crosby
Paul Crosby
Scope – the last frontier.  We are on a mission where no business analyst has gone before.  To explore strange new diagrams and to have the project scope clearly understood.  Extra credit to those who remember which TV show that was from!  Scope and context are the number one reason business expectations about a project ar...
0 Responses

MA Blog - Selected Posts

BA 2.0
“Web 2.0” allows increasingly collaborative work among teams of varying roles, locales and technical abilities and facilitates the move toward the bus... Read More...

Agile Development: What we can learn from property developers – or what they’ve learned from us
Readers of this blog (both of you; I know you’re out there!) may have gathered by now that I’m a big fan of mixing it up: art/science/business/philoso... Read More...

Computer Systems Analyst: Career that Pays Well Even in a Recession
In a recent Yahoo! Hot Jobs article, Grace Chen identifies 5 Careers that Pay Well Even in a Recession: Engineer Accountant Marketing... Read More...

Templates & Aides

Templates & AidesTemplates & Aides: find and share business analysis templates as well as other useful aides (cheat sheets, posters, reference guides) in our Templates & Aides repository.  Here are some examples:
* Requirements Template
* Use Case Template
* BPMN Cheat Sheet




BA Humor & Cartoons

System Design DocumentsRequirements Review Workshop
Featured Digital Library Resources 
Copyright 2006-2015 by Modern Analyst Media LLC