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New Post 4/9/2010 12:09 AM
User is offline happyfeet
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Calling all System and BA's ! Systems Analysis and Design Research 
Modified By happyfeet  on 4/9/2010 2:04:04 AM)

Hello  I am new to the world of Analysis and am currently in school taking a course on Systems Analysis and Design. I am conducting research for a paper on what System Develpement Methodologies are prevelant and in what industries.

Your feedback is very important and will be helpful to me so that I can learn more about the importance of the methodologies. If you are interested please reply to this thread. I would like you to leave the following infromation. Thank you so much in advance. I also have a link to a free survey http://FreeOnlineSurveys.com/rendersurvey.asp?sid=bvarba4dirreoqh738347

1. What is your title- BA SA PMP etc

2. How long have you been an analyst.

3. What methodologies have you used and in what industry. (Feel free to express pros and cons and the true reality of using any methodology.)

4. What is your preferred methodology and its importance to you.

5 What would be your ideal methodology if you could create on yourself.

 
New Post 4/10/2010 8:20 AM
User is offline Tony Markos
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Re: Calling all System and BA's ! Systems Analysis and Design Research 

Hi Happyfeet:

Suggestion:  Focus on system analysis methodologies before system development methodologies.  BIG difference, and as BAs, we need to be more focused on the former than the latter.

The BA world is full of "use what ever feels apporpiate" notions when it comes to system analysis methodology selection.  Try to find a sensible answer to the question:  How does a BA position data flow diagrams vs use cases vs BPM vs activity diagrams relative to each other?   The leading BA certification handbook states things like BPM is for modeling business processes and data flow diagrams are for modeling system functions.  However, that is wrong - very popular, but very wrong.  Such statements are just playing mumbo jumbo with words.  And the handbook that I referred to  is signed off by leading "experts".  God help us all!

Analysis is largely about partitioning.  If you want to know the secrets to analysis, do what very very few are willing to do:  Evaluate how the various methodologies actually guide the BA through system partitioning.   Critical point:  Focus on how the methodology actually guides (prods) one through analysis- not on how the methodology documents the results of analysis.

Tony

 
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