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Modern Analyst e-Journal: May 2012

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
>
Business Processes: Better with Business Rules
>
How to Mentor an Aspiring Business Analyst
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Business Analyst Checkpoints: Checkpoint Alpha

> Using the Business Architecture in Business Analysis

Webinar: End Document Chaos: Save Time Through Collaborative Requirements Management
Webinar: The Use Case Technique: An Overview
Webinar: Requirements Management Best Practices

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
Business Processes: Better with Business Rules
by Ronald G. Ross, Co-founder & Principal of Business Rule Solutions, LLC
In creating a viable business solution, you need both a business process model and business rules – not just one or the other. The trick is not to get them entangled, to remain clear about which is which. The good news is that by separating them you can simplify your business process models dramatically – often by an order of magnitude or more. This discussion explains how.
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How to Mentor an Aspiring Business Analyst
by Laura Brandenburg, Bridging the Gap
You walk into your local IIBA meeting and introduce yourself to a new attendee. They ask you what seems to be one of the toughest questions in the world: “How do I become a business analyst?” Hmm… How do you become a business analyst?
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Business Analyst Checkpoints: Checkpoint Alpha
by Steve Blais, PMP, Author, BA Consultant
A checkpoint is a juncture in the process where information is gathered to assess the health and direction of the process. The results of this information gathering can range from outright cancellation to refunding or a complete change or direction. There are three basic checkpoints the business analyst can facilitate to help ensure that he or she is on the right track.

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Using the Business Architecture in Business Analysis
by Ralph Whittle, Strategic Business/IT Consultant, Author
“…The Analyst will [...] facilitate the identification, design and implementation of business and systems solutions in a rapidly growing and evolving business…” What strategic initiatives might a business analyst as described above discover, and how will they deliver the “business and systems solutions” in today’s 21st Century competitive environment?

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WEBINARS & EVENTS
End Document Chaos: Save Time Through Collaborative Requirements Management
July 19, 2012 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

Requirements Management Best Practices
May 24, 2012 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

The Use Case Technique: An Overview
July 26, 2012 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

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> 360-Degree Dinner
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CBAP - Question of the Week Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis

Informative Forum Posts
> Use Case for scheduled updates
> Job Ads Are Looking More And More For a Jack-Of-All-Trades
> BABOK technique clarification

Relevant Interview Questions
> What is SaaS and what are some of the advantages of SaaS?
> What is Service Oriented Architecture?
> What are Scenarios within the context of User-Centered Design?

FEATURED Business Analysis JOBS
> eCommerce Business Analyst Job
> Business Solutions Architect Job
> Senior Technical Business Analyst Job

More BA Jobs...

Hewlett-Packard Company is accepting resumes for a Business Analyst in Palo Alto, CA (Ref. #RPALBA11). Research, elicit, analyze, validate and document business requirements, and ensure that requirements clearly reflect true business needs, correctly representing all stakeholders. Extensive travel to various unanticipated locations throughout the U.S. Mail resume to Hewlett-Packard Company, 5400 Legacy Drive, MS H1-6F-61, Plano, TX 75024. Resume must include Ref. #RPALBA11, 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 position in San Jose/Milpitas/Santa Clara, CA: Business Analyst (Ref#: SJ31): 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: B51M, 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


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