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Modern Analyst e-Journal: January 2012

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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Top 10 Key Business Analysis Trends For 2012
True-to-Life Business Models: How Business Rules, Business Decisions, and Business Events Relate
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Three Good Reasons to Initiate a BA Center of Excellence

> Data Modeling & Object Oriented Development

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
Top 10 Key Business Analysis Trends For 2012
by Glenn R. Brûlé, Executive Director, ESI International
I’m pleased to continue to uphold: the unveiling of this year’s top 10 business analysis trends. This year business analysts (BAs) will need not only the balanced portfolio of technical and business skills they have been perfecting, but also a more comprehensive perspective in order to meet the challenging business environment of 2012. 
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True-to-Life Business Models: How Business Rules, Business Decisions, and Business Events Relate
by Ronald G. Ross & Gladys S.W. Lam, Business Rule Solutions, LLC
A business model should include behavioral rules, decision rules, operational business decisions, and operational business events — all as first-class citizens. Understanding their intertwined roles is key to creating top-notch business solutions and business operation systems unmatched in their support for business agility and knowledge retention. This article explains how such true-to-life business models can be created.
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Three Good Reasons to Initiate a BA Center of Excellence
by Balaji Vijayan, Product Manager at Seilevel
Creating a BA Center of Excellence (BA COE) is a proven method for effectively reaching these goals with a BA team. In addition to improving BA performance in the traditional fields of elicitation and drafting, they aid in improving the other ‘soft’ skills that are becoming increasingly mandatory for a BA to possess.

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Data Modeling & Object Oriented Development
by Colin S. Penn, IRM Training Pty Ltd
At some stage in their working life, every business analyst will have some involvement with data modelling. They may need to model how data is (or will be) used or - if they only deal with requirements investigation - then someone else in the team will need to verify that the data to support new functions will be available.

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FEATURED Business Analysis JOBS
Hewlett-Packard State & Local Enterprise Services, Inc. is accepting resumes for Business Analyst in Palo Alto, CA. (Ref. #RSLPALBA21). Research, elicit, analyze, validate and document business requirements, and to ensure that requirements clearly reflect true business needs, correctly representing all stakeholders. Extensive travel required to various unanticipated locations throughout the U.S. Mail resume to Hewlett-Packard State & Local Enterprise Services, Inc., 5400 Legacy Drive, MS H1-6F-61, Plano, TX 75024. Resume must include Ref. #RSLPALBA21, full name, email address & mailing address. No phone calls please. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. EOE.

Cisco Systems, Inc. is accepting resumes for the following positions in Herndon, VA: Business Analyst (Ref#: HER5): Use Case/Business case development skills by interfacing with subject matter experts in business operations, business process, Org Adoption and IT team members.  Please mail resumes with reference number to Cisco Systems, Inc., Attn: J51W, 170 W. Tasman Drive, Mail Stop: SJC 5/1/4, San Jose, CA 95134. No phone calls please. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. EOE.  www.cisco.com

Cisco Systems, Inc. is accepting resumes for the following position in Research Triangle Park, NC: Business Analyst (Ref#: RTP18): Use Case/Business case development skills by interfacing with subject matter experts in business operations, business process, Org Adoption and IT team members. Please mail resumes with reference number to Cisco Systems, Inc., Attn: J51W, 170 W. Tasman Drive, Mail Stop: SJC 5/1/4, San Jose, CA 95134. No phone calls please. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. EOE. www.cisco.com

Hewlett-Packard Company is accepting resumes for Business Operations Analyst in Aguadilla, PR (Ref. #AGMKO1). Plan, schedule and coordinate demand/supply management, business processes and/or manufacturing/delivery of products and services to company policy and country regulatory requirements. Mail resume to Hewlett-Packard Company, 5400 Legacy Drive, MS H1-6F-61, Plano, TX 75024. Resume must include Ref. #AGMKO1, 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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