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Modern Analyst e-Journal: February 2014
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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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Why Don’t Use Cases Just Go Away?!
> Lead Business Analyst – Are You Ready for the Challenge?
> Data Quality and The Decision Model: Advice from Practitioners
> Creating and Managing Executable Decision Models

Webinars: Use Cases, Report Creation, Requirements Scoping, and more....

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
Why Don’t Use Cases Just Go Away?!
by Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson, Watermark Learning
Use case models have been around for decades. Long after Information Engineering was all the rage and through object-oriented analysis and design they hung around. They threatened to disappear when Agile methods gained popularity, but here they are. Discussed, dissected, blogged about—why don’t they just go away?!
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Top 10 trends for 2014

Lead Business Analyst – Are You Ready for the Challenge?
by Charlene Ceci & John Pobloske, Geneca
While a Business Analyst Manager has primary responsibilities of developing a team of Business Analysts and potentially best practices within the organization, the Lead Business Analyst’s key responsibilities also include ensuring the success of the execution of the Information Technology project, specifically the Business Analysis portion.
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Data Quality and The Decision Model: Advice from Practitioners
by Steven Worsham & Ken von Halle
Today, it is very common for organizations to use The Decision Model for managing DQ logic. The results are impressive and also deliver unique advantages over other approaches. In some cases, organizations represent DQ logic in The Decision Model as part of requirements deliverables. In other cases, organizations create DQ logic in TDM-compliant software which validates the logic against TDM principles, generates and executes test cases, and sometimes deploys to target technology.
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Creating and Managing Executable Decision Models
by James Taylor & Dr. Jacob Feldman
Decision requirements models allow business analyst, architects and decision designers to describe the decision-making they need. When these models are combined with business-friendly decision tables, non-technical domain experts can represent critical “know-how” accurately and precisely resulting in faster time to value and fewer errors...
Read more...

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Relevant Interview Questions
> What is a SCRUM backlog?
> How does Enterprise Analysis bring value to an organization?
> Would you define or document requirements differently, when the intent is to acquire a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product rather than build a custom-developed solution?

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> BA to Business Architect
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