See how scope statements, when making reference to business functionality, lead directly to High-Level requirements.
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Process modeling/mapping/flowing, can be an art, and science, based on the maturity of the organization, knowledge of those doing this work in the organization, and many other factors. What I have found can be challenging is identifying the actual processes to model/map/flow. The fight identification may not occur on the first attempt as this work can be quite iterative, however, there are some concepts that can help make the identification a little easier...

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Requirements In Context: Scope = High-Level Requirements

See how scope statements, when making reference to business functionality, lead directly to High-Level requirements.  Gathering requirements for a business information system is most often done within the context of a project. Approval of a project includes its sponsors signing off on its scope. The scope for a business information system project is typically defined in functional terms. Items in scope make reference to (or should make reference to) business functions, processes and/or activities that are to be delivered...

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Intuit Inc. has openings for the following positions in Mountain View, California: Senior Business Data Analysts (Job code:  I-4215): Coordinate with database engineers and business executives to leverage local market data, risk expertise, financial analytics, and innovative risk strategies. Travel to various unanticipated sites throughout the U.S. required.
Positions in Plano, Texas: Business Data Analysts (Job code: I-2772): Access data from various sources (such as relational databases, distributed data sources and third party data capture tools) and create analyses using visualization tool.
To apply, submit resume to Intuit Inc., Attn: Olivia Sawyer, J203-6, 2800 E. Commerce Center Place, Tucson, AZ 85706. You must include the job code on your resume/cover letter.  Intuit supports workforce diversity., Inc. has openings for Data Insight Analysts (Job ID#: 728.4801) in Austin, TX: Utilize different methods of data mining and analysis to develop insights that can materially improve marketing investment decisions. To apply, send resume to: HomeAway Recruiting, 333 108th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. Must reference Job ID#.

LinkedIn Corp. has openings in our Sunnyvale, CA location for Marketing Operations Analyst (6597.3052) Optimize campaigns across ad, web, & email channels using advanced database quantitative skills; Sr. Business Systems Analyst (6597.2616) Plan & direct studies of potential electronic data processing applications. Please email resume to:  Must ref. job code above when applying.

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