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Using Data In My Framework and In Simulations

I recently wrote about how data is collected and used in the different phases of my business analysis framework. After giving the most recent version of my presentation on the subject I was asked for clarification about how the data … Continue reading

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Discrete-Event Simulations and Monte Carlo Techniques

“It was smooth sailing” vs. “I hit every stinkin’ red light today!” Think about all the factors that might affect how long it takes you to drive in to work every day. What are the factors that might affect your … Continue reading

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What Do I Mean By “Solve The Problem Abstractly?”

Requirements and Design Phases Looking at the phases I’ve described in my business analysis framework, I wanted to describe the major difference between the step for requirements and design. The artifacts created as part of these phases, which usually include … Continue reading

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Data Collection: Characterizing a Process

Having discussed the process of discovery yesterday I wanted to go into detail about data collection today. While discovery identifies the nouns and verbs of a process, data collection identifies the adjectives and adverbs. I’ve listed a bunch of ways … Continue reading

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Data Collection: Minimum Sample Size

While searching my hard drive for images representative of data collection I stumbled upon something I’ve also had in mind to look for, which is guidance on how to determine the minimum required sample size. The formulas are usually variations … Continue reading

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