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Modern Analyst e-Journal: March 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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How to Introduce The Decision Model Successfully
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Has “Agile” Killed “Use Cases”?
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Breaking the Rules: Breach Questions

> Business Analysts: Are You a Van Gogh or a Sagan? (Art or Science)

Webinar: How to use Sociocracy to Improve Collaboration and Expand Agile Practices
Webinar: Top 10 Business Analysis Trends of 2013
Webinar: Achieving BPM Excellence with Visio 2013 and BPMN 2.0
Webinar: 6 Common Traps to Avoid When Collaborating on Requirements
Webinar: Software Requirements: 7 Critical Success Factors

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
How to Introduce The Decision Model Successfully
by Barbara von Halle & Larry Goldberg, Knowledge Partners International, LLC
All paths to organizational decision modeling encounter a common question: How do you introduce The Decision Model into an organization? More specifically, how do you gain management attention for delivering decision models as a standard practice? This month’s column addresses that question.
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Limber Up BAs!  Time to start defining requirements the Agile Way

Has “Agile” Killed “Use Cases”?
by Michael Shrivathsan, VP of Product Management at Accompa
Most of the Agile processes recommend that requirements be documented on index cards or sticky notes (i.e. just a line or two) in the form of very short “User Stories.” Does this mean “Use Cases”, the long-form way to document functional requirements, are now dying or even dead? Has Agile killed the use cases?
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Breaking the Rules: Breach Questions
by Ronald G. Ross, Principal, Business Rule Solutions, LLC
Fundamental to business analysis with business rules is the assumption that breaches of business rules can be detected. If you can’t detect breaches, how can you run the business?! To say it differently, if you can’t detect breaches of a business rule, but you can still run the business, perhaps you don’t need the business rule at all(!).

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Business Analysts: Are You a Van Gogh or a Sagan? (Art or Science)
by a Team of Analysts from Geneca
Business owners see the significance of a role that aids in defining scope and success from the project onset. Successful business analysts have a mixture of many talents -- some more tangible than others – making Business Analysis both an art and a science. This article explores each area (art and science) and the types of skills necessary to be successful.

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