Jonathan

Jonathan

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388 weeks ago @ Practical Analyst - Be an Unselfish Busine... · 0 replies · +1 points

Appreciate the comment, John. And the suggestion!

402 weeks ago @ Practical Analyst - Seven Steps and a Nice... · 0 replies · +1 points

Rachana,

Thanks for the kind words! It's always good to hear of people getting some use out of the content I post here. Regarding your question on availability of data, I think that depends on the process and the situation you find yourself in. I can certainly see the historical data consideration potentially showing up as an item in the "additional notes" section, or even as a rule in the rules section.. If it is a common enough question for all of your processes, you might even add it in its own little space on the template.

Depending on circumstance, you might even add a column to the data table to indicate whether you needed historical data and how many months, etc.

Hope that helped. If not, let me know. Always glad to help when I can!

404 weeks ago @ Practical Analyst - Free Desktop Tools a B... · 0 replies · +1 points

Sudhi,

A while ago I posted a list of open source data modeling/UML tools. You might want to take a look at there.

408 weeks ago @ Practical Analyst - Seven Steps and a Nice... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ginny, I'm not sure what is causing that. Several others have been able to download just fine. Tell you what, if you'd like to send me an e-mail via my contact form (there's a link to it at the top of this page), I'll send the template to you directly.

409 weeks ago @ Practical Analyst - Free Desktop Tools a B... · 0 replies · +1 points

Haha! I thought the same when I first came across it!

409 weeks ago @ Practical Analyst - Free Desktop Tools a B... · 0 replies · +1 points

Nice catch, and thanks for bringing it to my attention. Link should be there now.

409 weeks ago @ Practical Analyst - Free Desktop Tools a B... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for the tip! I wasn't aware of Freeplane. I'm going to check it out. I did see that Freemind had a new release candidate just a week or so ago, though.

413 weeks ago @ Practical Analyst - On Schedule, As Design... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for the kind comments, everybody. Sure appreciate them!

414 weeks ago @ Practical Analyst - Give 'em Pictures! · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm with you, Doug. It's important to have the detail because skimping on the detail can get you in trouble in other ways. It's just that I think there is a lot we can do to make our deliverables more - palatable - not to mention more easy to understand.

One of my team members has tried screen mock-ups with text call-outs for some of the details. They have been very well received by business stakeholders, and are easier for the BA to speak from in terms of describing the functionality. The mocked-up screens with call-outs adds seems to add a needed dimension of context/color to the "BTD".

414 weeks ago @ Practical Analyst - Time Travel for Contex... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks, Tami, and you're right about the banks. It's interesting to contemplate how different fulfillment of services and functions we take for granted may change and how much of our lingo is tied to terms for tools and technology used for fulfillment. I'm thinking about "dialing numbers" for example.