Forums for the Business Analyst

 
  Modern Analyst Forums  Business and Sy...  Structured Anal...  Code-based reverse analysis
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
New Post 1/11/2018 11:34 PM
User is offline EminovITAnalyst
2 posts
No Ranking


Code-based reverse analysis 

Dear all, 

Could you please help me with the following question: 

Can a flow-diagram for a processes be generated based on a binary-code(deployed and running on server), which is decompiled to high-level language ? This seems to be the only option to me to produce the flow diagram, since I have no any documentation on the software to describe its flow. 

Best regards, and thank you for your comments. 

 

 

 
New Post 1/13/2018 6:50 AM
User is offline NitWitNick
259 posts
5th Level Poster


Re: Code-based reverse analysis 
I never had to de-compile anything to create a flow chart. I first worked with someone on the application showing me all the screens, menus, reports, etc and went on from there. I Looked at the first thing - what started the application  ... then used system tools to track what other stuff that program was calling and database usage ... I could then write a system flow and list everything that was being used on each module. Look for Original source code somewhere ... in some directory or old back-up ... even contact the programmer that left .... Have Fun.
 
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
  Modern Analyst Forums  Business and Sy...  Structured Anal...  Code-based reverse analysis

Community Blog - Latest Posts

Ekaterina Barabash
Ekaterina Barabash
I address my thoughts to those who are in IT management for whom the terms such as quality of project implementation development and profitability indicators of the company are important.  And it is also addressed to business analysts whose daily routine is the process of communication with Customer. A little about myself first. The last 8...
0 Responses
Dan Tasker
Dan Tasker
I have long been a believer in the saying “Context is everything.” As a business analyst dealing with business users, understanding the context of the topic of discussion is essential. In thinking about what constitutes quality requirements it occurred to me that there are a number of additional contexts that play a role. Examples inclu...
0 Responses
Alexey Kiselev
Alexey Kiselev
We are writing User Stories to fix the scope and describe - what our application should do when implemented.User Stories are great, because the are: Short, Defining Roles, A great connection of the requirement itself and a business need. User Story declared as a high level definition of the requirement, but it could be used to s...
0 Responses




Latest Articles

Demystifying Strategic Thinking in Business Analysis
Nov 12, 2018
2 Comments
One of my former business analysts on the team asked me this question recently; ‘I am really over being a BA. How do I move into strategy?&rsquo...
Featured Digital Library Resources 
Copyright 2006-2018 by Modern Analyst Media LLC