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Modern Analyst e-Journal: August 2012

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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Selecting Appropriate Requirements Views
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Barking With the Big Dogs - Part III: Influence and Manipulation
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An Example of Choosing a Hybrid SDLC using BPMN and the Decision Model

> Six Ways to Avoid Requirements Workshop “Traffic Jams”

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
Selecting Appropriate Requirements Views
by Karl Wiegers, Principal Consultant, Process Impact
There is no single correct way to document specific requirements information. Every BA needs a rich tool kit of techniques at her disposal so that she can choose the most effective requirements view in each situation. In this article I offer some ideas about how to make that choice.
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Barking With the Big Dogs - Part III: Influence and Manipulation
by Glenn R. Brûlé, CBAP, CSM, Executive Director, ESI
Of the four articles in the series, this particular article is the most sensitive. If not practiced with caution, trying to influence someone or a situation could have a devastating impact. Therefore, this article comes with a disclaimer: “Stupid is as stupid does.”
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An Example of Choosing a Hybrid SDLC using BPMN and the Decision Model
by Mark Monteleone, CBAP, PMP, CSMTM, CSPOTM
The purpose of this article is to provide business analysts an example of choosing a hybrid solution development life cycle (i.e., combination of agile and waterfall). Much discussion has transpired on the virtues of agile and waterfall approaches. Using a Business Process Modeling and Notation and the Decision Model, this article provides a model to help business analysts develop their own Hybrid SDLC.

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ASix Ways to Avoid Requirements Workshop “Traffic Jams”
by Elizabeth Larson & Richard Larson, Watermark Learning
As we travelled around India we were initially amazed at how the traffic flowed. India is a populous country, of course, and they have an ever-increasing number of vehicles. No matter what time of day it was, the traffic seemed heavy. So, how can their constant flow of traffic work?

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More Articles of Interest
> Some Alternative Requirements Views by Karl Wiegers
> Tech hotshots: The rise of the IT Business Analyst
> Business Process Reengineering and Refocus for Major Enterprises

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Relevant Interview Questions
> What is the Velocity of an agile project?
> What are Story Points and why use them?
> What is the Cone of Uncertainty?

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HP Enterprise Services, LLC is accepting resumes for Business Analyst in Canton, MA. (Ref. #TESCANSSR1). 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. Telecommuting permitted. Mail resume to HP Enterprise Services, LLC, 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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