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Modern Analyst e-Journal: September 2012

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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How to Analyze a Business Process and Close Your BA Experience Gap
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Business Analyst Checkpoints: Checkpoint Beta
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A Panel of Experts: How to Introduce The Decision Model to Your Organization

> 10 Ways to Hone Your Communication Skills as a Business Analyst

Webinar: Deliver Maximum Value through Better Business Analysis
Webinar: Managing Requirements in an Agile World: Avoiding the “Round Peg/Square Hole” Dilemma
Webinar: Empowering Business Users with Self Service Business Intelligence

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
How to Analyze a Business Process and Close Your BA Experience Gap
by Laura Brandenburg, CBAP
What comes first, the business analyst or the business analyst experience? If you’ve looked at BA job postings lately, you’d probably say the experience, as most BA jobs require experience. From one perspective, you’d be correct. But from another perspective, you’d be wrong. For if every BA role requires experience, how is it that there are hundreds of thousands of practicing business analysts across the world?
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Business Analyst Checkpoints: Checkpoint Beta
by Steve Blais, PMP
Checkpoint Beta is not mandatory. It is, however, extremely helpful for the business analyst. Checkpoint Beta is also an informal meeting, this time with the solution team. It is held prior to committing the solution to the final, formal solution document andobtaining final confirmation from the business community.
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A Panel of Experts: How to Introduce The Decision Model to Your Organization
by Barbara von Halle & Larry Goldberg, KPI LLC
With the rapid adoption of The Decision Model, the most frequently asked question is: “How do I convince my organization to try it and eventually adopt it as a standard?” Two related questions from two different perspectives are: Do I have to find a way to introduce The Decision Model from the top down? Can I introduce The Decision Model from the ground up?

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10 Ways to Hone Your Communication Skills as a Business Analyst
by Morgan Masters, Business Analyst and Staff Writer
One of the soft skills that BABOK specifies is communication, and for good reason—understanding and being properly understood is key to any profession, but especially business analysis, where details are king and unearthing them is meticulous work. And an analyst has multiple avenues of communication that affect her work...

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WEBINARS & EVENTS
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Oct 16, 2012 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

Webinar: Empowering Business Users with Self Service Business Intelligence
Sep 18, 2012 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

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MORE FROM ModernAnalyst.com
More Articles of Interest
> An Overview of Root Cause Analysis
> Building a Mature, Innovation-Driven Business Analysis Practice
> The Social BA - 5 Reasons to get Active Online

BABOK - Crossword Puzzle Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis

Relevant Interview Questions
> What is Planning Poker?
> What is OOAD?
> What is Cloud Computing and what are the pros and cons?

Informative Forum Posts
> Online Study Group anyone?
> Need Suggestions For a Good Formal Requirements Tool
> Requirements Gathering for a Business Intelligence Project

FEATURED Business Analysis JOBS
> Business System Analyst Job
> Technical Business Analyst Job
> Enterprise Business Analyst Job

More BA Jobs...

Hewlett-Packard State & Local Enterprise Services, Inc. is accepting resumes for Business Analyst in San Diego, CA (Ref. #SLSDBA21). Research, elicit, analyze, validate and document business requirements, and to 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. #SLSDBA21, 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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