All analysts know: the best way to exchange information is drawing models together on a white board. Everyone knows, but almost no one uses.
This is surprising, because visual modeling is applicable almost everywhere in the analyst's work. At each stage of identifying, analyzing, documenting requirements and transferring them to development, drawing the models gives unquestionable benefit.
We'll consider some examples of visual models suitable for basic cases in the analyst's work. We'll also discuss a set of simple modeling principles that allow creating intuitive and effective models.