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Modern Analyst e-Journal: October 2012

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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Logical Data Analysis – Understanding Data and Their Relationships
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Bridging the Gap between Business and Software Architectures
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The Unanticipated Role of The Decision Model in Data Quality

> The BA's Journey - From a Current to a Future State

Webinar: Got Big Data? How can you combine the Big Data with traditional enterprise data?
Webinar: 10 Career-Crushers that Threaten Every Business Analyst – And How to Prevent Them!

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
Logical Data Analysis – Understanding Data and Their Relationships
by Mark Monteleone CBAP, CSM, CSPO
When we first look at data fields on a business document, they appear complex. However once we analyze and understand them, they become simple. This is one of the purposes for a technique called normalization – to understand data fields and their relationships. This article starts with a challenge of understanding the data fields on a business document. It then proceeds with six brief lessons in analyzing the document by analyzing the data fields through six “normal forms.”
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Bridging the Gap between Business and Software Architectures
by Dr. Darius Silingas & Edita Mileviciene, No Magic
We are frequently asked about connecting and tracing software architecture elements to business processes by integrating BPMN business models and software models in UML (Unified Modeling Language)... Now... We will derive more detailed software model elements from business model elements, and discuss ways to establish relationships between business and software model elements and use them in analysis activities.
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The Unanticipated Role of The Decision Model in Data Quality
by Barbara von Halle & Larry Goldberg, KPI LLC
Today many business analysts are creating business-oriented decision models... And, it is no surprise that data quality is critical to business-oriented decision models. After all, good decision models operating with bad data are no better than bad decision models operating with good data. The surprise is: not only are decision models a preferred way for managing true business logic but they are remarkably suitable for managing data quality logic!

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The BA's Journey - From a Current to a Future State
by Jan Kusiak, IRM Training Pty Ltd
Many words have been written about the process of business analysis and how it can be performed on different types of projects. There are a multitude of tools and techniques which can be used plus methodologies and frameworks to suit a wide variety of circumstances.

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WEBINARS & EVENTS
Webinar: Got Big Data? How can you combine the Big Data with traditional enterprise data?
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Webinar: 10 Career-Crushers that Threaten Every Business Analyst – And How to Prevent Them!
Nov 28, 2012 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

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Oct 28-Nov 1, 2012 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - More Info

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Relevant Interview Questions
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Informative Forum Posts
> Importance of LinkedIn for Business Analysts
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> Improving BA Visibility...

FEATURED Business Analysis JOBS
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