IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
> Video: What is a Senior Business Analyst?
> Why Decision Tables are not enough
> An Overview of Requirements Elicitation
> Give Us Back Our Verbs!
Also in this issue:
> More Business Analyst Humor
> Even more Resources for Business Analysts
> New Interview Questions
Video: What is a Senior Business Analyst?
by Laura Brandenburg, Bridging the Gap
I get this question and variations of it all the time! What is a senior business analyst? What skills do I need to develop to become one? What are the most valued business analyst competencies? This is a tough question. And although finding the answer can be difficult, it’s also a tough question because it has multiple answers.
Why Decision Tables are not enough
by Barbara von Halle and Larry Goldberg of KPI LLC
Decision tables have long been a successful technique for representing structured logic. Being visual, they circumvent the need for unnatural formal language or grammar. We use them not only to communicate that logic, but also to automate it. They are especially useful for validating the logic’s completeness and consistency. Yet, this article advocates that this is not enough.
An Overview of Requirements Elicitation
by Morgan Masters, Staff Writer at ModernAnalyst.com
A thorough discovery of business requirements is almost never readily available at an analyst’s fingertips—rarely can requirements be quickly looked up as one would gather information for a term paper or study for a test. Much of business or technical requirements are not documented anywhere...
Give Us Back Our Verbs!
by Ronald G. Ross, Featured Speaker at AttainingEdge.com
Data models and class diagrams are generally created to serve design purposes. If they include verbs at all, they are not vetted against business rules or other forms of operational business communication. Verbalization depends on well-constructed sentences, which in turn puts a premium on verbs...
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Relevant Interview Questions
> What is the Scrum method?
> What is a Context Diagram and what are the benefits of creating one?
> What approach should be taken when creating a Context Diagram? Top down? Bottom up?
Featured JOBs for Business Analysts
> Business Analyst Manager to work on implementing full JDE ERP in Southern California
> Senior Business Systems Analyst at Nike
> Business Analyst II to gather requirements for Business/IT processes