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22 Visual Models Used by Business Analysts

Today we’re going to go through 22 different models BAs use in their work. You may not be aware of all 22 of them, so even if you’re familiar with a …

Business Analyst | The Include Relationship’s Other Use

The other use<p>The description under ‘Semantics’ in section 16.3.5 of [2] gave me the impression that the include relationship is solely intended “for …

Software Development

Business Analyst | Use Case Goals, Scenarios and Flows

• Moving down the hierarchy answers “How?” to show how a certain goal can be achieved.<br>• Moving up the hierarchy answers “Why?” and provides a rationale …

Software Development

Business Analyst | Use Case Preconditions: A Best-Kept Secret?

* A use case’s postconditions indicate what will be true after the use case finishes.<p>A picture tells the story<p>The next diagram illustrates the use of …

Software Development

Business Analyst | The System: Don’t Model a Use Case Without It!

It’s impossible to define a proper use case model if we don’t honor this fundamental notion from the start by defining “the system under …

Business Analyst | Putting The Inclusion Use Case In Focus

This assertion is based on the following rationale.<p>Only associations can cross system boundaries<p>The association is a core element of a system’s use …

Software Development

Business Analyst | Excavating The Extension Use Case - Part 2

Additionally, it seems to me that a condition associated with an extension point must also “belong to” the base use case and not to the extend …

JavaScript

Business Analyst | Excavating The Extension Use Case

Scraping the surface: the typical explanation<p>An extension use case is often explained as representing behavior that is “optional” to a base use case, …

UML

Business Analyst | Comparing and Contrasting Use Case Model Elements, Part 2

• Typically, and in this example, this pattern is about different stakeholders, but perhaps there are situations where both goals have the same …

Business Analyst | Comparing and Contrasting Use Case Model Elements, Part 1

• The following summarizes key points made in [1].<br>• The general term ‘system’ is represented in the UML as outlined in [2.2].<p>In a way, ‘use case …

Databases

Business Analyst | Generalization and Use Case Models, Part 2

By using use case generalization, of course! See next diagram (i) (ii).<p>Use case generalization (and specialization) results in a use case …

JavaScript

Qualities of an Effective BA: Cues from Business Folks

Language, Glossary & the Business Analyst

How Do I Know If I'm Qualified to Be a Business Analyst?

Are you exploring a career in as a business analyst? Do you find yourself wondering if your skills and experience are relevant to a business analyst …

BAs are difficult people (and so is everyone else)

It was an eye-opening moment for me. Gordon Ellison stood up and said to a bunch of business analysts “You and I are difficult people to someone.”<p>I …

What To So When a Developer Says "That's Impossible"

We have all been here. You’ve defined just the right feature or solution to solve a specific business problem.<p>It’s elegant.<p>It’s simple.<p>It’s even got …

What Experience "Counts" as Business Analyst Experience? (5 Examples)

Have you ever wondered whether a particular experience “counts” as a business analyst experience? Or have you gone through a process to identify your …

Project Management

10 Amazing Examples of Mind Over Matter

While we often think of our bodies and minds as two distinct entities, it turns out they are much more entwined than we might assume. Researchers are …

15 Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Body Today

Our bodies are surprisingly good at detoxification but these processes can easily become overwhelmed due to the volume of toxins to which we’re …