IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
> How the BA Can Take Advantage of Free Online Diagramming Tools
> Structuring AS-IS and TO-BE Process Improvement Discussions using the Fishbone Diagram
> What the Heck Is Enterprise Analysis Part 2
> OMG Seeking Decision Model Notation Standard
> Webinar: Predicting Project Outcomes (Requirements Gathering under the microscope)
> Webinar: Unleash the Power of BPM and Business Analytics for Smarter Business Outcomes
> Webinar: Inside Effective Business Requirements Documentation
Also in this issue:
> More Business Analyst Humor
> Even more Resources for Business Analysts
> New Interview Questions
How the BA Can Take Advantage of Free Online Diagramming Tools
by Morgan Masters, Staff Writer at ModernAnalyst.com
Almost every business analyst uses diagramming software in their arsenal of analysis tools. According to BABOK 2.0, an analyst’s traditional purpose in using diagramming tools is to “support the rapid drawing and documentation of a model, typically by providing a set of templates for a particular notation which are used to develop diagrams based on it.” Diagrams not only make requirements clearer to stakeholders through modeling, they help clarify an analyst’s thinking on a project through the process of their very creation.
Structuring AS-IS and TO-BE Process Improvement Discussions using the Fishbone Diagram
by Mark Monteleone, PMP, CBAP, CSMTM, CSPOTM
After an analysis team builds the AS-IS model using techniques such as simple flowcharting, UML, or BPMN, they need to examine what process improvements are possible to support a credible business case to justify a TO-BE implementation... One method is to use an iterative adaptation of the fishbone or Ishikawa diagram commonly used for root cause analysis.
What the Heck Is Enterprise Analysis Part 2
by Robin F. Goldsmith, JD - Go Pro Management, Inc.
I believe the Problem Pyramid™ provides the appropriate structure for guiding effective business analysis, both for initiating and carrying out projects, whether for what BABOK® v2 calls projects or for topics that truly fit within Enterprise Analysis.
OMG Seeking Decision Model Notation Standard
by Barbara von Halle and Larry Goldberg of KPI, LLC
Adoption of The Decision Model has escalated faster than anticipated. It also caught the attention of the Object Management Group (OMG) which is the subject of this month’s column. This column provides information to Modern Analyst readers regarding the OMG and its interest in decision models.
Predicting Project Outcomes (Requirements Gathering under the microscope)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Register Now
Unleash the Power of BPM and Business Analytics for Smarter Business Outcomes
Thursday, November 18, 2010 Register Now
Inside Effective Business Requirements Documentation
Thursday, November 18, 2010 Register Now
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