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Modern Analyst e-Journal: April 2011

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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The Importance of Business Process Ownership
Designing Mobile Apps: Using Old School Tools for New School Technology
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Better, Faster, Cheaper Part II - The Decision Model Meets Data Quality Head On

> The Wasted Interview?

> Webinar: Outsourcing Requirements Discovery
> Webinar: How the Business Analyst can Succeed in a BPM World: Creating High Caliber Business Processes
> Webinar: Harmonizing Agility & Disciplines
> Webinar: Avoiding the Data Baggage Trap – A Practical Approach to Data Mapping and Traceability
> Webinar: Text is Dead: How Software Visualization is Changing the Game at HealthMEDX

Also in this issue:
> More Business Analyst Humor
Even more Resources for Business Analysts
New Interview Questions

FEATURED ARTICLES
The Importance of Business Process Ownership
by Robert D’Alton, BPM Professional
The ownership of business processes is often a bone of contention – with various parties feeling that they should be considered the owner of certain processes and not of other processes. Inability to agree on ownership can lead to turf-wars when there are perceived overlaps, as well as impactful inaction when no clear owner has been identified. 
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Designing Mobile Apps: Using Old School Tools for New School Technology
by Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts, Inc.
Mobile application development is hot. Smart phones and tablets sales are exploding, and technical teams are exploring ideas for new applications. With new development work, sometimes roles like Business Analysis get left behind as programmers rush to code a new mobile app. Even when we’re in a rapidly changing industry, taking a bit of time to work on design is still important. In fact, it can be the difference between an application that is used and one that is discarded and left behind.
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Better, Faster, Cheaper Part II - The Decision Model Meets Data Quality Head On
by David Pedersen, Sr. Decision Architect, KPI, LLC
In this article, I explain a project completed in the financial services industry. A client asked me to lead a project to redesign a failed sub-process that had resulted in billions of dollars of backed up financial transactions. This particular financial process had a history of failed and abandoned process improvement projects. The pressure was on and, I must confess, I was not entirely sure that The Decision Model would be a good fit.

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The Wasted Interview?
by Mark Monteleone, CBAP, CSM, CSPO
Once while teaching a business analysis elicitation course, a student in the class asked me, “Have you ever had a wasted interview with a stakeholder?” The question took me back, a surprise; a question I had not been asked before. This deserved some thought, not just a quick response cataloged from years of experience.

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Harmonizing Agility & Discipline
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Register Now, Cost: FREE

Avoiding the Data Baggage Trap – A Practical Approach to Data Mapping and Traceability
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Register Now, Cost: FREE

Text is Dead: How Requirements Visualization is Changing the Game at HealthMEDX
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More Articles & Posts of Interest
> Everybody Needs SOA
> What Business Analysts Can Learn from Competitive Sports: The Power of Consistency
> Open Source/Freeware Tools for Requirements Management

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Relevant Interview Questions
> What is a Swimlane Diagram?
> What is a navigable association in UML?
> What is jQuery?

Informative Resources & Templates
> CBAP Prep -> BABOK V2.0 Mindmap: Knowledge Areas and Associated Tasks, Inputs and Outputs
> Visio-based BPMN Model for Accounts Payable
> BPMN Model & Simulation: Loan Processing (as-is + to-be)

FEATURED Business Analysis JOBS
Hewlett-Packard Company is accepting resumes for Business Strategy Manager (Ref. #PALBSM41) in Palo Alto, CA. Define high-impact, long-term business strategies at the corporate, business, and/or regional level. Mail resume to Hewlett-Packard Company, 5400 Legacy Drive, MS H1-6F-61, Plano, TX 75024. Resume must include Ref. # PALBSM41, full name, email address & mailing address. No phone calls please. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. EOE.

> Business Analyst (Marketing) Job
> Senior Technical Business Analyst Job
> Requirements Analyst Job

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