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Modern Analyst e-Journal: June 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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New Opportunities for Business Analysts: Decision Modeling and Normalization
Business Analysts Can Enable Innovation
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The Courage to Scribe - Part 3 (42’s Trusted Advisor)

> Bloomfire: Independent Analyst Evaluation

Webinars: Requirements Repositories, Analytics, Use Cases for Agile, and more....

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
New Opportunities for Business Analysts: Decision Modeling and Normalization
by Barbara von Halle & Larry Goldberg, KPI LLC
As a business analyst you are the all-important glue between the business and technology. Your skills range from various kinds of modeling to gathering of high-level as well as detailed robust requirements. Sometimes you operate in traditional systems development and sometimes within agile approaches. A business analyst’s responsibilities are wide and deep. 
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Business Analysts Can Enable Innovation
by Manoj Phatak, Domoticware S.L.U.
If business analysts are to enable innovation, we must learn to decode the wishes of our customers into requirements that drive toward what the solution must achieve, without specifying how to achieve it. We can do this by formulating our requirements in abstract, technology-neutral descriptions, learning from patent claims how to achieve this difficult balancing act.
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The Courage to Scribe - Part 3 (42’s Trusted Advisor)
by Elizabeth Larson, CBAP, Watermark Learning
...We scribes are often shunted off to the back of the room. In virtual sessions, scribes are often forgotten and not even introduced. After the workshops, participants tend to remember who facilitated and participated, but not who scribed. Yet we scribes are, after all, the ones who have the greatest opportunity to create structure from chaos.

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Bloomfire: Independent Analyst Evaluation
by Eval Source
The web has opened a flood of learning resources for enterprises. It has reduced costs, extended learning channels and increased learning efficiencies. However, these benefits are only available to businesses that understand the new ways that we are absorbing and spreading information. By incorporating important elements of social curation and automation, Bloomfire remains a step ahead of the curve. It offers the advantages of reduced costs with increased employee engagement and productivity.

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Conference: World Congress for Business Analysts 
September, 2013 - Orlando, FL - More Details

Conference: Building Business Capabilities
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> Requirements Traceability, Part 3 - The Process
> Do you want stakeholders to trust you?
> Lessons from a Spelling Bee

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Relevant Interview Questions
> Once a system is developed is it reasonable to document changes with simple updates to screen mockups?
> In User Centered Design, should analysts create a separate Personas for every demographic segment?
> Once a system is developed is it reasonable to document changes with simple updates to screen mockups?

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