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Modern Analyst e-Journal: January 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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Top 10 Key Business Analysis Trends For 2013
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Business Rules, Procedural Languages, and Enterprise Architecture: Basic Principles
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Efficient BPMN: from Anti-Patterns to Best Practices

> Requirements Reviews - When You Want Another Opinion

Webinar: Create a BA Center of Excellence and Improve Business Performance and Innovation
Webinar: Rapid Analytics – A visual, live approach to requirements gathering and business analytic development
Webinar: Business Process Modeling Across the System Development Life Cycle - and its Links to Other BA Tools
Webinar: Achieving BPM Excellence with Visio 2013 and BPMN 2.0
Webinar: Elements of Requirements Style w/ Karl Wiegers

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
Top 10 Key Business Analysis Trends For 2013
by Nancy Y. Nee, PMP, PMI-ACP, CBAP, CSM, ESI International
This year’s top 10 business analysis trends focus on leveraging the power of requirements at all levels through Agile and business architecture to deliver business value to the organization. We also expect to see business analysts being utilized in more robust ways, forcing them to take on new skills to meet a broader job scope.
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Business Rules, Procedural Languages, and Enterprise Architecture: Basic Principles
by Ronald G. Ross, Business Rules Solutions, LLC
What role should business rules play in procedural languages and enterprise architecture? How do they relate to platform independence and compliance? What about knowledge retention? This column, the last in a series of three, , explains the deep insights offered by the Business Rules Manifesto on these questions. Already read it? You may be surprised by what you find here!
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Efficient BPMN: from Anti-Patterns to Best Practices
by Darius Silingas & Edita Mileviciene, No Magic, Inc.
Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) is already acknowledged as a de facto standard for business process modeling. However, it still takes a long journey to increase the maturity of business process modeling practice. In practice most business analysts do a lot of mistakes that make their BPMN models over complex, difficult to understand and maintain... In this article we will explore several cases presenting real-life business process examples representing common anti-patterns in business process modeling and demonstrating how to improve the examples by applying best practices.

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Requirements Reviews - When You Want Another Opinion
by Karl Wiegers, Principal Consultant at Process Impact
In my view, the most powerful quality practice available to the software industry today is inspection of requirements documentation. A peer review is an activity in which someone other than the author of a work product examines that product to find defects and improvement opportunities. An inspection is a type of formal, rigorous team peer review that can discover more subtle problems than individual reviewers might spot on their own.

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Webinar: Business Process Modeling Across the System Development Life Cycle - and its Links to Other BA Tools
Feb 12, 2013 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

Webinar: Achieving BPM Excellence with Visio 2013 and BPMN 2.0
Mar 21, 2013 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

Webinar: Elements of Requirements Style w/ Karl Wiegers
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MORE FROM ModernAnalyst.com
More Articles & Posts of Interest
> Three Audacious Goals for Business Analysts in 2013
> 2012: A Critical Moment in Time for The Decision Model
> “Why do I need Requirements? I’m buying a Package!”
> Putting Systems Analysis “Into Context” using the Context Diagram

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Relevant Interview Questions
> How might a business analyst use BPMN differently for Business Models than for Executable Models?
> How would you convince management that a business analyst is needed within a team?
> What are the advantages of fixing bugs early?

Informative Forum Posts
> What if there are no user requirements?
> The BA puzzle
> Career advice: Too Technical

FEATURED Business Analysis JOBS
> Sr. Technical Business Analyst Job
> IS Business Analyst, Project Manager Job
> Business Analyst I Job

More BA Jobs...

Cisco Systems, Inc. is accepting resumes for the following position in Reston, VA: Business Analyst (Ref#: REST2): Use Case/Business case development skills by interfacing with subject matter experts in business operations, business process, Org Adoption and IT team members. Please mail resumes with reference number to Cisco Systems, Inc., Attn: B51M, 170 W. Tasman Drive, Mail Stop: SJC 5/1/4, San Jose, CA 95134. No phone calls please. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. EOE. www.cisco.com

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