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Modern Analyst e-Journal: January 2011

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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Trends: Slow and Steady Will Win the Race For BAs in 2011
How Strongly Should a Business Rule Be Enforced?
>
Software Tools for The Decision Model-Part 1

> How to handle tight deadlines as a business analyst

> Webinar: 5 Things You Must Know About Requirements Planning
> Webinar: Leveraging Software Visualization to Elicit, Validate and Communicate Requirements
> Webinar: Fast Tracking Projects

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
Trends: Slow and Steady Will Win the Race For BAs in 2011
by Glenn R. Brûlé, CBAP, CSM, ESI International
Taking a long lens approach to looking at 2011 is an apt metaphor that should serve as a reminder to BAs of the perspective they need to take to in terms of both their professional development and their role in the organization. There’s no better time to take stock and strategize on how to best prepare for the opportunities and the challenges you’ll experience ahead. 
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ESI - CBAP Exam Preparation

How Strongly Should a Business Rule Be Enforced?
by Ronald Ross, Featured Speaker, AttainingEdge.com
Can the same business rule be enforced differently in different contexts? The answer – an important one for re-use of business rules – is yes. This article explains. It also outlines what business analysts need to know to specify contexts of enforcement for a business rule effectively.
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iRise - Visualize before you build

Software Tools for The Decision Model-Part 1
by Barbara von Halle & Larry Goldberg, KPI LLC
A software tool for The Decision Model includes the authoring, analysis, testing and deployment of entire decision models. Whether managed by the business or managed by IT or business analysts on behalf of the business, business decisions need not only a repository for storing decision models, but a range of functions to manage them effectively.

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How to handle tight deadlines as a business analyst
by Sergey Korban, Business Analysis Expert, Aotea Studios
When you are assigned a complex project that has a short timeframe (as often happens), it can be nerve wracking - I know this from experience. It's like driving a racing car - you have to push close to the limits but any error can throw you completely off the track.

Read more...

WEBINARS
5 Things You Must Know About Requirements Planning
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Register Now
Cost: FREE

Leveraging Software Visualization to Elicit, Validate and Communicate Requirements
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Register Now
Cost: FREE

Fast Tracking Projects
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Register Now
Cost: FREE

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> Coaching Football and Agile Applications: It’s Game Time

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Relevant Interview Questions
> What is a Use Case Realization?
> What is a RACI Matrix?
> What is the H-Method?

Informative Blog Posts & Resources
> Is Traceability Possible Without a Requirements Tool?
> Square pegs, round holes - why non-funcs are really not stories
> MK-II Function Point Analysis

NEW Business Analysis JOBS
> Business Systems Analyst
> Sr. Business Analyst
> Sr. Data Analyst
> Business Process Modeling Specialist
> More BA Jobs...

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JANUARY 2011

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