December 2009 - Modern Analyst e-Journal - The Business Analysis & Systems Analysis Magazine

Modern Analyst e-Journal: December 2009 - The Premier Business Analyst Community

Create Value, BABOK 2.0, Demand for Data, and more...
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
> The Next Wave: Valuable Products First, Process Second
Three Reasons to Upgrade from Business Rules to Decision Models
> An Introduction to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK 2.0)
> What BAs Need to Know About Decision-Aware Business Processes

BA Events:
> Webinar: How The Business Analyst Can Keep Up With The Demand For Data

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

- Adrian Marchis, Editor

The Next Wave: Valuable Products First, Process Second
by Jonathan Kohl, Founder & Principal Consultant, Kohl Concepts, Inc
I'm hearing the word "value" a lot lately. This is partly because the economic downturn has us looking to get the most for our money. But that's not all. More and more managers, business analysts, programmers and testers are talking to me about value. They are concerned that their products provide value for their end users. Many of them express a kind of process or tool fatigue. They are tired of being told that using a particular process or toolset is the key to their success. To them, value is a more important concept.
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Villanova Universtiy 

Three Reasons to Upgrade from Business Rules to Decision Models
by Barbara von Halle and Larry Goldberg, KPI, LLC 
In a previous column, we looked at how Decision Models improved an actual project. Below, we explore why the Decision Model is the next logical (and simple) advance in process modeling and business rules. We do so by addressing five questions...

CRC Press - Business & Management  ·  Project Management

An Introduction to the BABOK 2.0 (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge)
by Morgan Masters, Business Analyst and Staff Writer, 
I have been in the business analysis profession for many years and the one thing I have constantly had to challenge myself on is leading without really leading, or what I call leading from the side. As a business analyst, many times we are not in a position of authority yet we have to have significant leadership skills to be successful...
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What You Need to Know About Business Rules
by Ronald G. Ross, Executive Editor, 
In the human body, control is provided by the nervous system, an organized collection of nerves that connect to the muscles. Business operations must have similar coordination of behavior. This coordination or guidance is supported by business rules.
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How The Business Analyst Can Keep Up With The Demand For Data
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More Informative Articles
> Guerrilla Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
> Business Agility and the New Role of the Business Analyst
> The Creative Business Analyst - Part 3, Making Better Decisions

Recent Blog Posts
> Eliciting Business Rules with an Eye for Data Requirements
> Dispatches from the WCBA Conference: Retrospectives
> Jogging through the IIBA® BABOK® with the Requirements Roadmap

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Informative Forum Posts
> Enhancing Visibility of BA Role
> Road to Business System Analyst from Business Analyst (Functional)
> What vs. How

Relevant Interview Questions
> What is RuleSpeak?
> How do you define a role
> Explain the difference between strategic and tactical as it relates to a business

Featured JOBs for Business Analysts
> Senior Business Analyst who can understand business process and elicit/document requirements
> Business Technology Analyst to as a computer technology expert for assigned functional applications
> Software Business Analyst to be a key part of several Agile style projects?


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