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New Post 12/6/2012 8:01 AM
User is offline Victor Gleim
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Top Contributors to the Knowledge Area of Business/Systems Analysis 

 I'd like to drive the community to share their opinion on who influenced the knowledge area of business/systems analysis the most. I think it will be useful to compose a list of such persons and their impact to the area. I'll try to give an example. :)

  • Karl Wiegers - Author of a series of books on software requirements.
 
New Post 12/7/2012 6:10 AM
User is offline Tony Markos
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Re: Top Contributors to the Knowledge Area of Business/Systems Analysis 

My Vote:

Tom DeMarco:   Drove home the key priciples of business  analysis:  Need for a logical, natural partitioning  in order to properly decompose, systems at higher level of abstraction are non-sequential, and decomposition of processes require a parallel decomposition of essential interfaces. 

Of course, if you are in the BPMN crowd, you just scratch your head and say "What?" to the above.

Tony

 
New Post 12/10/2012 11:53 AM
User is offline dldelancey
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Re: Top Contributors to the Knowledge Area of Business/Systems Analysis 

Alistair Cockburn - for his work with use cases primarily

 
New Post 12/11/2012 10:03 PM
User is offline Kimbo
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Re: Top Contributors to the Knowledge Area of Business/Systems Analysis 

So, I thought about De Marco as that was my entry point into analysis back in the day.

But I have to vote for the 3 amigos who invented the Unified Modelling Language (UML). Grady Booch, James Rumbaugh and Ivar Jacobson. Don't know enough about them to pick one in particular over the others.

Kimbo 

 
New Post 4/7/2013 12:15 PM
User is offline Eric Butoroc
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Re: Top Contributors to the Knowledge Area of Business/Systems Analysis 

My vote would go to Alistair Cockburn

 
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