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Modern Analyst e-Journal: March 2014
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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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Verifying Use Cases, Data Flow Diagrams, Entity Relationship Diagrams, and State Diagrams via State Linkages
> Beyond the Business Analyst Role: What’s Next?
> Requirements Modeling—Time Waster or Time Saver?
> Do “Agile” Projects Need Written Requirements?

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
Verifying Use Cases, Data Flow Diagrams, Entity Relationship Diagrams, and State Diagrams via State Linkages
by Mark Monteleone, Monteleone Consulting LLC
The purpose of this brief article is to provide a simple example on how to link and verify four models: use case, data flow diagrams, entity relationship diagrams, and state diagrams. Note the word verify, not validate. Verify in this context means that the technique is consistent and complete, not that it reflects correct requirements.!
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Top 10 trends for 2014

Beyond the Business Analyst Role: What’s Next?
by Cathy Brunsting, Senior BA, Geneca
What if you want to use your business analysis skills, but don’t want to be in BA management or a team leader role? What if you want a different kind of role, but one that still uses your business analysis skills? Are there other roles out there for a skilled Business Analyst? The answer is yes!...
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Requirements Modeling—Time Waster or Time Saver?
by Elizabeth Larson & Richard Larson, Watermark Learning
How often do we hear “We don’t have time for analysis—let’s just get the project done!” Or “Modeling?! That’s so 1990s.” Or “Modeling is the developer’s job. Yours is to get the requirements.” Or “We’re doing Agile. Requirements evolve, so let’s not waste time with use cases or process models.”
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Do “Agile” Projects Need Written Requirements?
by Michael Shrivathsanhas, Accompa
Do “Agile”projects need written requirements? Should detailed, written requirements be avoided in Agile projects? Let us answer this question in this short article...
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> An Overview of Website Requirements Basics
> How Do I Become A Business Analyst?
> 3 Tips for Obtaining Requirements Sign-off

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Relevant Interview Questions
> What is force-field analysis?
> What strategies could be used on a project to deal with undesirable (negative) risks?
> How is the Purpose Alignment Model used to prioritize requirements?

Help a fellow BA: Forum Posts
> Best way to graph/draw an ETL data flow
> How do you keep track of various versions of requirements documents?
> Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)

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