Tag: modeling

Be an Unselfish Business Analyst!

You may be a great facilitator, an excellent “elicitor” of requirements; your analytical skills may be second to none, but if you can’t package and present information in an easily usable form, then you’re not completing the job as a business analyst.

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What Good is the "As-is"?

Adrian Marchis at Modern Analyst posted a helpful article on process mapping describing, among other things, diagramming the “as-is” process as part of the overall process mapping exercise.

A very interesting and active discussion has followed concerning whether modeling the “as-is” process is valuable, or a waste of time and effort.

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Analysis Model Meme

Craig Brown, who runs the fabulous project management/business analysis blog Better Projects made a call for participation to various bloggers in that niche to list the first and last analysis models we’ve used at work. Being the good sport that I am, here’s my reply.

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How hard could it be to design the stop sign?

I recently stumbled upon this video, got a kick out of it and thoughts I’d share. It is basically a video parody for the process of designing the stop sign if the project were kicked off in 2008. There have definitely been times in my career as a BA where I’ve felt like the poor chap trying to design to the customers’ specs.

Oh.. and for geeks like me who saw this and then wondered when we really did get the stop sign, here’s an interesting link.

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