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Modern Analyst e-Journal: December 2012

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
>
The Courage to Scribe Part 1
>
We Already Have a BRMS, What are We Missing?
>
Business Analyst Checkpoints: Checkpoint Charlie

> The 21st Century BA: Fostering Team Creativity- the Business Analyst’s Sweet Spot

Webinar: The Knowledge Explosion: How to crank up productivity and be a dynamite leader
Webinar: Thorny Issues in Software Requirements
Webinar: Rapid Analytics – A visual, live approach to requirements gathering and business analytic development
Webinar: Business Process Modeling Across the System Development Life Cycle - and its Links to Other BA Tools

Also in this issue:
> More Business Analyst Humor
> Even more Resources for Business Analysts
> New Interview Questions

FEATURED ARTICLES
The Courage to Scribe Part 1
by Elizabeth Larson, CBAP, PMP, CSM
Many organizations do not understand the importance of scribing and view it as a waste of time. In those organization there is apt to be pushback about having a separate scribe role in requirements workshops and in spending the time needed to document the results.
Read more...

Business Analysis  Knwledge Credentials You Need to Stand Out

We Already Have a BRMS, What are We Missing?
by Barbara von Halle and Larry Goldberg, KPI LLC
There are capabilities necessary to implement Smart Systems, where business people manage business logic in a business-like and agile fashion, with highest integrity, and deployable to any and many targets. These are the requirements satisfied by a BDMS, not by a BRMS.
Read more...

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Business Analyst Checkpoints: Checkpoint Charlie
by Steve Blais, PMP
Whether linear or agile development approaches are being used, the Business Analyst needs to have a specific required point in time where the solution being implemented is checked against the original problem before it gets too far downstream.

Read more...

The 21st Century BA: Fostering Team Creativity- the Business Analyst’s Sweet Spot
by Kitty Hass, PMP, Sr. Practice Consultant, Kathleen Hass & Associates, Inc.
If a business analyst is to step up to the task of becoming a credible project team leader, she must have an understanding of how teams work and the dynamics of team development. Team leaders cultivate specialized skills that are used to build and maintain high-performing teams and spur creativity and innovation.

Read more...

WEBINARS
Webinar: The Knowledge Explosion: How to crank up productivity and be a dynamite leader
Dec 19, 2012 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

Webinar: Thorny Issues in Software Requirements
Jan 16, 2013 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

Webinar: Rapid Analytics – A visual, live approach to requirements gathering and business analytic development
Feb 27, 2013 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

Webinar: Business Process Modeling Across the System Development Life Cycle - and its Links to Other BA Tools
Feb 12, 2013 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

MORE FROM ModernAnalyst.com
More Articles & Posts of Interest
> Flash Points: Where Business Rules Meet Business Events
> Using Adaptability as a Guide to Navigate the Uneven Terrain of Requirements Elicitation
> Feedback cycles, meet deadlines. NOT good bedfellows

BABOK - Interactive Reference Guide Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis

Relevant Interview Questions
> What do you do to increase your value as an analyst?
> What information should a Business Plan contain?
> Describe Porter’s Five Forces Analysis and its value to a business analyst.

Informative Forum Posts
> Top Contributors to the Knowledge Area of Business/Systems Analysis
> White Boarding Session
> My Approach to requirement gathering in a fast paced project

FEATURED Business Analysis JOBS
> Business Process Analyst Job
> Junior BA/Business Change Officer Job
> Business Analyst II

More BA Jobs...

Hewlett-Packard State & Local Enterprise Services, Inc. is accepting resumes for Business Analyst in Pawtucket, RI (Ref. #SLPAWSMU1). Research, elicit, analyze, validate and document business requirements, and ensure that requirements clearly reflect true business needs, correctly representing all stakeholders. Mail resume to Hewlett-Packard State & Local Enterprise Services, Inc., 5400 Legacy Drive, MS H1-6F-61, Plano, TX 75024. Resume must include Ref. #, full name, email address & mailing address. No phone calls please. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. EOE.
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