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New Post 1/18/2010 5:45 AM
User is offline Guy Beauchamp
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Business Analysis - the movie 

I have just had the 'pleasure' of watching "Up In The Air" (new George Clooney film but my wife tells me that it is the story that interests her...) and it struck me that the character called Natalie is a business analyst - ok, not a very good one, but she does objectives analysis (she says it is to reduce costs of making people redundant), requirements analysis (she documents a scripted process model for sacking people), she shadows George to learn his job as he shows he she hasn't factored in the constraints she should have (there is a really nice scene where he role plays her sacking him by video conference, and he gets up in distress - she instinctively follows him and then realises that with her requirements analysis doesn't allow for this kind of physcal response).

It made me wonder if there are other films that feature business analysis like this...extra marks if anyone can cite a film where someone draws a logical data model!

Guy

 
New Post 1/18/2010 12:21 PM
User is offline Tony Markos
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Guy Beauchamp wrote:

"  .......extra marks if anyone can cite a film where someone draws a logical data model!"

Tony Markos responds:

Logical data models are inert: they fail to prod the analyst through a discovery process.  Therefore, data flow diagrams come first.   I recently saw the movie "The Ten Commandments", and I could swear that when Moses comes down from the mountain with the tablets, one of the tablets contains a rudimentary data flow diagram:-)

Tony Markos 

 

 
New Post 1/18/2010 11:53 PM
User is offline Guy Beauchamp
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Re: Business Analysis - the movie 

Tony Markos wrote:

" I recently saw the movie "The Ten Commandments", and I could swear that when Moses comes down from the mountain with the tablets, one of the tablets contains a rudimentary data flow diagram:-)"

Guy Beauchamp responds:

Just as I thought: DFDs are SOOOO old testemant!

Guy

 
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