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Featured articles showcased in this issue:
Humanizing Business Analysis: Visualizing Meaning through Business Concept Maps
Connect the Dots with Requirements Traceability, Part 2
Three Stages of Decision Model Usage Today

> A Guide to the Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE)
> Increasing Proficiency of Business Analyst Professionals

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Humanizing Business Analysis: Visualizing Meaning through Business Concept Maps
by Thomas Frisendal, Business Information Analysis Consultant
Business Analysis is the first link in the chain. Unfortunately many times it is also the weakest link. Probably because we have never considered the most important issue: Business Analysis is a people-oriented process. Why then do we behave like engineers with our UML diagrams and so forth? Furthermore, many people believe that Business Analysis is just a matter of describing the business as it is – which is completely wrong: Good Business Analysis is full of insight and is forward looking. The process itself can be meaningful, eye opening and creative.

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Connect the Dots with Requirements Traceability, Part 2
by Karl Wiegers, Principal Consultant at Process Impact
The most common way to represent the links between requirements and other system elements is in a requirements traceability matrix, also called a requirements trace matrix or a traceability table. When I’ve set up such matrices in the past, I made a copy of the baselined SRS and deleted everything except the labels for the functional requirements. Then I set up a table with only the Functional Requirement column populated...

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Three Stages of Decision Model Usage Today
by Barbara von Halle & Larry Goldberg, KPI, LLC
Would organizations use such a model? What kinds of organizations? Who in those organizations would introduce it and create them? What would organizations use it for? How successful would these decision models be? After seven years, we have answers. They tell an interesting story about the birth and usage of this new kind of model.


A Guide to the Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE)
by Stefan Sturm, Managing Director, IREB GmbH
Since its inception, the CPRE Foundation Level certification has evolved to become the most achieved certificate in Requirements Engineering (RE) worldwide. Right now, over 10,000 people have been certified worldwide in more than 35 countries. So what is it all about, how is it set up, what are the contents of the CPRE syllabi and how does the CPRE compare to other certifications?


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More Articles & Posts of Interest
> Increasing Proficiency of Business Analyst Professionals
> 4 Very Useful Constructs for Concept Models: Developing a Structured Business Vocabulary
> 10 Ways Documents and Spreadsheets Sabotage the Business Analyst’s Career
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