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Modern Analyst e-Journal: March 2009

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Enterprise Analysis & Architecture!
In these tough economic times, the Business Analyst and disciplined Enterprise Analysis might be just what the doctor ordered (or should order):
Could the Recession be Good News for Business Analysts?

Highlights from this issue:
> 5 Great Articles
> New Webinar: Visualizing an Electronic Record System - A Case Study For BAs
More Business Analysis Humor

- Adrian Marchis, Editor

The Lay of the Land: Enterprise Analysis
by Glenn R. Brûlé, Director of Client Solutions for ESI International
Enterprise Analysis takes very careful stock and consideration of the current state of your environment.  The resulting output is a clear understanding of what solution best meets the business needs and is articulated as business requirements...
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Data Analysis for BAs: The Zachman Framework and Data Architecture
by Loretta Mahon Smith, CCP, CBIP, CDMP
The primary function of a Business Analyst is to ask questions that uncover requirements then to document those requirements so they may be developed into a useful, useable system.  It seemed to me that questions are a common thread for the Enterprise Architect, Data Architect, and Business Analyst alike...


Raise those Gleaming Girders: Enterprise Business Analysis
by Sam Cherubin, Consultant & Strategic Business Analyst
There are great shifts that happen in technology and culture. We are in such a time of change now, with great crises and great opportunities for organizations and the people who love them. One of these challenges is the failure of Enterprise, Business and Technical architecture...
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10 Information Resources a BA can get from a Security Analyst
by Stewart Allen, Certified Information Security Consultant
In a large enterprise, communication is complex and full of red-tape; e-mails, conference calls, meetings on top of meetings, memos, document management portals, and so on. Wouldn’t it be nice to find a single resource that has all the answers?
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Business Architecture: The tool for strategic decision making
by Kimberly Terribile, Director of Product Development for B2T Training
As budgets tighten and organizations continue trying to achieve return on investment faster, cheaper and with better results, they are trying to create and evolve their overall enterprise architecture...
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Visualizing an Electronic Record System: A Case Study For BAs
Wed, March 25, 2009   10:00 AM Pacific  Register Now!

How West Bend used Process Mapping to tap into new Insurance Markets
Thur, March 12, 2009   9:00 AM Pacific  Register Now!

Business Analyst Humor
       Do you have Enterprise Analysis experience?     The Business Analyst’s Job: Eliminate and eradicate ambiguity     Functional Specification Miracle   

Recent Blog Posts
> Which Business Analysts are in demand: The Reality!
> John Zachman at UK IIBA Meeting in February
> Agile Business Analysis using UML

Informative Forum Posts
> Second Job for a Business Analyst
> Business Process Analysis/Requirements Analysis - One Project
> Which comes first, the CBAP Cert or a Career as a BA

Relevant Interview Questions
> What is Management By Walking Around and how does it relate to Business Analysis?
> Portfolios, Programs, and Projects—what’s the difference?
> What is the difference between a use case alternative flow and an exception flow?

MARCH 2009 

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