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Modern Analyst e-Journal: February 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
>
The Twelve Shades of the Business Analyst (BA) Facilitator
>
Requirements Reviews - When You Want Another Opinion, Part 2
>
The Whole Requirement and Nothing But the Requirement

> The Courage to Scribe - Part 2

Webinar: Achieving BPM Excellence with Visio 2013 and BPMN 2.0
Webinar: Elements of Requirements Style w/ Karl Wiegers
Webinar: Top 10 Business Analysis Trends of 2013
Webinar: Agile vs. Tools a War Amongst Friends
Webinar: Create a BA Center of Excellence and Improve Business Performance and Innovation
Webinar: Rapid Analytics – A visual, live approach to requirements gathering and business analytic development

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
The Twelve Shades of the Business Analyst (BA) Facilitator
by Mark Monteleone, CBAP, PMP, CSPO, CSM
This article reviews the complexity of the role of the business analyst (BA) facilitator in obtaining a stakeholder agreement (i.e., a consensus or a compromise) on solution features and/or user requirements. The BA facilitator achieves this agreement by maintaining a neutral posture in guiding the stakeholders though a dialogue in a series of meetings.
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Requirements Reviews - When You Want Another Opinion, Part 2
by Karl Wiegers, Principal Consultant at Process Impact
No business analyst can get the requirements right on his own. Get a little help from your friends to make sure that what you’ve written will satisfy customer needs and will let the rest of the development team do a first-class job.
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The Whole Requirement and Nothing But the Requirement
by Manoj Phatak, Founder at Domoticware S.L.U.
It is wise to use whatever techniques we can to discover the 'real' requirements and business rules before embarking on development. We all seem to know that it is cheaper to fix problems earlier rather than later in an IT project. So why do so many of our projects exhibit the same mistakes?

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The Courage to Scribe - Part 2
by Elizabeth Larson, CBAP, PMP, CSM
It takes courage to scribe well. In many organizations we encounter pushback related to scribing. We hear lots of reasons why not to scribe. Remarks like those below can discourage us unless we have the courage to educate project and resource managers on why scribes are needed and influence them to assign this important role.

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Webinar: Top 10 Business Analysis Trends of 2013
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Webinar: Agile vs. Tools a War Amongst Friends
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Webinar: Create a BA Center of Excellence and Improve Business Performance and Innovation
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Webinar: Rapid Analytics – A visual, live approach to requirements gathering and business analytic development
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> Product owner and business analyst - how to make it fit
> Getting the Most out of Your Beta Launch
> An Overview of Root Cause Analysis

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Relevant Interview Questions
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Informative Forum Posts
> Career path for a BA?
> What does a BA do in Production Support?
> Planning for requirements gathering and elicitation

FEATURED Business Analysis JOBS
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> Business Analysis Consultant Job
> Applications Analyst III NERC (T&D Solutions OMS) Job

More BA Jobs...

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 resume 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

JDS Uniphase has the following opportunity available in Milpitas, CA: Business Systems Analyst (BSA2): Design, develop and implement total systems solutions to the enterprise-wide technical requirements of customers. Mail resumes to 430 N. McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035, Attn: VJ/2.2.1105. Must reference job title and job code in order to be considered. EOE.

Philips Electronics North America Corporation has the following job opportunity available in Somerset, NJ: Master Black Belt (VAG78-NJ) – Lead and support the Black Belt program across BG LS&E. Support management in analyzing business issues and deriving strategic priorities, potential BB projects and draft project charters. Submit resume by mail to: Philips People Services, International Mobility, 200 Minuteman Rd, MS 5302, Andover, MA 01810. Must reference job title and job code VAG78-NJ.

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