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Finding a New Apartment: Part III

In Part I of this series, I presented the problem of finding a new apartment while trying to satisfy the desires of my roommates. Creating user personas to detail what really mattered to my roommates, I was able to detail the main ideas surrounding my roommates. In Part II of the series, …

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State Changes and Process Flows

I’m working on two projects right now that both involve business objects that undergo several state transitions based on actions taken by a user. We quickly turned to State models to help conceptualize all of the possible object states, possible transitions between them, and the actions that trigger the transitions. …

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High-qualily models vs. low-quality models

Any business analyst who uses a computer can create a process flow. They have the tools. They know what a process flow is. So creating a process flow must be simple, right? Most people think they can do a passable job of creating visual models themselves, without training or assistance. …

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Leveraging Visual Models in an Agile World

Every discussion or training we have held at work lately keeps circling around to the same topic: Agile.  Aside from the debates over whether Agile methodology is better than Waterfall overall or in which situations one is superior to the other, analysts who have worked predominantly in a Waterfall world …

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Process Flow Muddled with Mint and Served on Ice

A Process Flow is a series of steps and decisions that describes a business process that is executed by a person.  At Seilevel, our business analysts create Process Flows to show how the user navigates through the product we are creating. Simply, a Process Flow is a model showing the …

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Odd Couples

Some software requirements models just seem to be made for each other, like peanut butter and jelly. Every model has its own merits, but sometimes using them in combination during elicitation and review can break through a project logjam and open pathways for discussion and discovery. On a recent project, …

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Requirements Elicitation Process Flow

I am working on shortening our Requirements Elicitation and Facilitation training course to be a 4 hour course this week. I came across an L1 process flow I had forgotten I created that describes the steps in the Requirements Elicitation process. The generic process for elicitation often starts with you …

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How To Choose A Software Requirements Model

Do you find that you’re always trying to use process flows on your projects, but they just don’t seem to fit your needs? Do you need to start modeling requirements, but can’t quite decide what models to use? There are quite a few requirements models out there to choose from, …

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