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Featured articles showcased in this issue:
> The Event Model (TEM) in Action
> Modeling System Events
> Is a BA CoE Still Relevant?
> Complete Business Analysis Model (UML Example)

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Webinar: Agile Best Practices for BAs
Webinar: SQL for the Business Analyst

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Even more Resources for Business Analysts
New Interview Questions

The Event Model (TEM) in Action
by Barbara von Halle, KPI LLC & Dr. Fabiana Fournier, IBM
In this article we address the question of How TEM? by providing a deeper look into TEM main constructs and how to do a high level design in TEM.

Top 10 trends for 2014

Modeling System Events
by Karl Wiegers  &  Joy Beatty
An alternative to eliciting use cases and user stories is to identify the external events to which the system must respond. An event is some change or activity that takes place in the user’s environment that stimulates a response from the software system.

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Is a BA CoE Still Relevant?
by Robert Roland, VP, TD Bank
BA CoEs, in one form or another, have been around for over two decades. This longevity may very well speak for itself as this is a very long time given today’s appreciation and variety of methodologies, and the technological developments to support them.

Complete Business Analysis Model (UML Example)
by Leslie Munday, Sr. IT Professional
This is a complete example of a Business/Systems Analysis Model using UML and including: Use Cases, Activity Diagrams, Context Diagram, and more.

WEBINAR: Agile Best Practices for BAs
Sep 18, 2014 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

WEBINAR: SQL for the Business Analyst
Oct 22, 2014 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

WEBINAR: Evolve Your Definition of Traceability
Oct 29, 2014 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

Conference: Business Analysis Conference Europe
Sep 22-24, 2014 - Register Now, London, UK

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More Articles, Posts, and Templates
> Facilitated Workshops - When & Why
> A Job Description for Business Analysis
> A Risk Tolerance Model for Reviewing Requirements
> Relative Item Point (RIP) Estimate Methodology

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Relevant Interview Questions
> When implementing a purchased solution should your requirements and design documents cover features that were not requested but come with the package?
> What is a logical data dictionary and what are the benefits of maintaining one?
> What is a business entity model?

Help a fellow BA: Forum Posts
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