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Modern Analyst e-Journal: May 2011

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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The Tasks of Enterprise Architecture
Knowledge Management in the Real World
>
Requirements Are Rules: True or False?

> Taming the Beast of Complexity

> 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
> Webinar: Using Visio and SharePoint for Process Management: Practical Tips and Customer Examples
> Webinar: Harmonizing Agility & Disciplines

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
The Tasks of Enterprise Architecture
by Peter Lefterov, BA Consultant & Trainer
An enterprise exists for a purpose, stated in its high-level goals and business model. It also has everyday operations which may or may not serve this purpose. We need a link between the two and this is what Enterprise Architecture is about – the establishment of a link between an organization’s ultimate goals and its day-to-day operations. 
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Knowledge Management in the Real World
by Joseph da Silva, Business Analyst
We can probably all agree that Knowledge Management is generally A Good Thing and that we should do more of it. But what does “doing Knowledge Management” actually involve, and how as BAs can we ensure we effectively reuse our knowledge?
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Requirements Are Rules: True or False?
by Ronald G. Ross, AttainingEdge.com
Requirements are rules.” Perhaps you’ve heard the argument. Maybe you’ve even made it yourself. Are they? No! Read this article to find out why.

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Taming the Beast of Complexity
by Mark Norton, Idiom Software
This article looks forward from the conclusion of our previous article, ‘Requirements and the Beast of Complexity’, and proposes an exciting new use for decision models that extends the scope of requirements management to help ‘tame the beast’.

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WEBINARS
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
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Register Now, Cost: FREE

Using Visio® 2010 and SharePoint® 2010 for Process Management: Practical Tips and Customer Examples
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Register Now, Cost: FREE

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

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> The Decision Model: Lessons from the Human Brain
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Relevant Interview Questions
> What is the difference between a Pool and a Swimlane?
> Which is better, delivering consistent results that meet expectations or being less consistent while sometimes exceeding expectations?
> What is the BCG Matrix and how might you use it?

Informative Resources & Templates
> CBAP Prep -> Matrix of BABOK V2.0 Knowledge Areas & Techniques. Version 2
> BABOK 2.0 - The Big Picture
> BABOK 2.0 Tasks, Inputs, and Outputs

FEATURED Business Analysis JOBS
Hewlett-Packard State & Local Enterprise Services, Inc. is accepting resumes for the position of Business Analyst in Corvallis, OR (Ref #SLCORBA21): Research and elicit, analyze, validate and document business requirements, and ensure that those requirements clearly reflect true business needs, correctly representing all stakeholders. Mail resume to Hewlett-Packard State & Local Enterprise Services, Inc., 5400 Legacy Drive, MS H1-6F-61, Plano, TX 75024. Resume must include Ref. #, full name, email address & mailing address. No phone calls please. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. EOE.

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> Business Analysis Instructor Job

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