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Modern Analyst e-Journal: August 2010

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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Use Cases and Business Rules: Can They Work Together?
Systems Thinking: Management by Doing the Right Thing
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A Baseball Analogy – Monitoring Processes through Leading and Lagging Metrics
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Principles of Agile Architecture


> Webinar: Access, Investigate and Deliver Data with Simple Workflows and Automation

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New Interview Questions

 

FEATURED ARTICLES
Use Cases and Business Rules: Can They Work Together?
by Barbara von Halle and Larry Goldberg of KPI LLC
There is much written today about separating business rules from other dimensions of automated business systems. Without proper separation, they operate in enterprises without a great deal of thought given to them. Ironically, they may be the most important dimension because they represent important business thinking behind processes, use cases, for example. This article discusses various approaches for dealing with business rules and use cases. 
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ESI - Developing a Business Case

Systems Thinking: Management by Doing the Right Thing
by John Seddon, BA Europe Conference Speaker
What we have witnessed in the last 25 years is a series of programmes of change failing to achieve their intended outcomes. Customer Care, ISO 9000, TQM, ABC, BPR. All the research and experience show that the latest panacea does no better than its predecessors... Why does behavior not change as was intended? How much time should change take and how do we know? How should each element of a change programme impact performance and why?
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iRise Software for the Business Analyst - Using Visualization to Get Requirements Right

A Baseball Analogy – Monitoring Processes through Leading and Lagging Metrics
by Mark Monteleone, PMP, CBAP, CSM, CSPO
This article provides the business analyst an analogy on how process owners manage value chains by monitoring leading and lagging metrics. The article highlights the need for business analysts to provide process owners with these metrics. These metrics provide indications of positive and negative process and business risks...

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Principles of Agile Architecture
by Dean Leffingwell and Mauricio Zamora 
While the most popular practices were developed and proven in small team environments, the interest and need for using Agile in the enterprise is growing rapidly.  In this article we'll discuss one of the factors, the role of "Intentional Architecture"; in the development of enterprise-class systems built using agile methods and techniques.
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EVENTS
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