Forums for the Business Analyst

 
  Modern Analyst Forums  Careers  Getting Started  using the MA.com interview Q&A resources - a success story
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
New Post 1/30/2011 12:11 AM
User is offline transitioned
13 posts
10th Level Poster


using the MA.com interview Q&A resources - a success story  
Modified By Chris Adams  on 1/30/2011 12:52:15 PM)

Hi All

Firstly a disclaimer.  I've been doing some volunteer work for ModernAnalyst.com with Chris and he's been very patient with me especially over the prototyping - so thanks for that Chris.    

I'd just like to provide a bit of a testimonial on the interview Q&A on this site particularly Chris'es material.  I've completed a post grad cert in systems analysis and I would thoroughly recommend that along with ITIL or CMMI or other IT service management framework and some basic project management study.  Understanding IT Service Models and the Project Process is a big help in getting along with PMs and when you're called on to manage a project phase.    I'm a technical BA so a lot of my study time is on technical and domain learning rather than straight BA topics.  I get plenty of BA experience in my day job!

But whenever I'm in the market which happens a bit now as I'm contracting I use the interview process to refresh and deepen my BA knowledge.  Nothing like an impending interview to focus the attention!  I've found the interview Q&A helps: provide some context for my war stories; gives me questions to ask at interview; keeps me abreast of developments in the field and fills in gaps.  It also provides me with new tools and context to improve my day job - particularly the appended comments/discussion.  Thoroughly recommended.

The result - well my last foray into the market I fielded 3 offers and I've accepted a long term contract as a senior BA so far so good.  Of course book learning won't replace experience but a combination of the two is the best approach. 

P.S. I do live in Australia so Chris won't be buying me any beers for this  ;-)

 
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
  Modern Analyst Forums  Careers  Getting Started  using the MA.com interview Q&A resources - a success story

Community Blog - Latest Posts

Sanjay Yadav
Sanjay Yadav
 Challenges in Implementation:     I’m a strong believer of putting finishing touch to any initiative. Project Initiation is always tough and complex and need lots of research but if BA is unable to give the finishing touch then he is not done yet. So, I thought to put few of my views, challenges and observations during...
0 Responses
Surbhi Mahnot
Surbhi Mahnot
All professionals talk about identifying business needs, identifying requirements to create tools so that they can help businesses take better decisions. In your career as an IT professional, I am sure at some point you must have heard terms such as “Requirements”, “Business Requirements”, “Software Requirements”...
0 Responses
Edward
Edward
A few weeks ago, one of my colleagues surprised me with a statement he made during our team meeting that the information technology age is coming to an end. I looked at him in complete disbelief. How can the advances that have brought so much convenience to our lives be said to be coming to an end.  I thought he must be mistaken, and just like...
0 Responses




Latest Articles

My Secret for Business Analysis Success: Fundamentals
Mar 22, 2017
1 Comments
When asked what my secret for Business Analysis success is, I indicate fundamentals first. You can acquire skills related to Agile, the latest modelin...
Featured Digital Library Resources 
Copyright 2006-2015 by Modern Analyst Media LLC