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Modern Analyst e-Journal: October 2011

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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Data Flow Diagram with Examples & Tips
Business Analysis with Business Rules
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Agile vs. Traditional Software Development: Why is the debate still going on?

> Putting Systems Analysis “Into Context” using the Context Diagram

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
Data Flow Diagram with Examples & Tips
by Tony Loton - Author & Self-Publisher
The Data Flow Diagram (DFD) provides a graphical representation of the flow of data through a system. It shows logically what information is exchanged by our system processes and external interfaces or data stores, but it does not explicitly show when or in what sequence the information is exchanged. 
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How to Gather and Document User Requirements

Business Analysis with Business Rules
by Ronald G. Ross & Gladys S.W. Lam, Business Rule Solutions, LLC
Continuous change is a central fact of life for business these days. The techniques you use for business analysis must be based on the assumption that business rules will change, often quite rapidly. The best business solution is one that caters to such change, always doing so in the manner friendliest to business people and Business Analysts.
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Agile vs. Traditional Software Development: Why is the debate still going on?
by Adriana Beal, MBA
In this article I discuss how, in agile projects, too much significance attached to user feedback may create significant risks of schedule and cost overruns, and how the adoption of traditional analysis practices may mitigate such risks.

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Putting Systems Analysis “Into Context” using the Context Diagram
by Tony Loton - Author & Self-Publisher
I often get asked, “How can I get stakeholders to attend my meetings?” or “How can I get stakeholders’ buy-in on the project?” These are complex questions and the easy answer is that you can’t. As BAs and PMs we can’t get anyone to do anything, but we can certainly influence them so that they want to.

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EVENTS
Business Analysis (BA) Conference 2011
October 30 - November 3, 2011, Fort Lauderdale, FL
http://www.buildingbusinesscapability.com/baf/

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> History Repeats Itself, But It Doesn’t Have To!
> Thirteen Elements of Effective Planning
> Book: Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis

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Interesting Forum  Posts
> UML / Enterprise Modeling Tool suggestions please
> Writing the Systems Requirements out of Business User Requirements
> Documenting Current Business Process

Relevant Interview Questions
> Explain how BABOK categorizes requirements.
> What is a BPMN Event?
> What is a BPMN Gateway?

FEATURED Business Analysis JOBS
HP Enterprise Services, LLC is accepting resumes for Business Analyst in Canton, MA. (Ref. #ESCANBA21). Work collaboratively with clients and stakeholders to research and elicit, analyze, validate and document business requirements, and to ensure that those requirements clearly reflect true business needs, correctly representing all stakeholders. Mail resume to HP Enterprise Services, LLC, 5400 Legacy Drive, MS H1-6F-61, Plano, TX 75024. Resume must include Ref. #ESCANBA21, full name, email address & mailing address. No phone calls please. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. EOE.

> Analyst, Emerging Services Job
> Business Analyst - Information Technology Department Job
> AVP, Business Systems Analyst Job

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Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis

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