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Modern Analyst e-Journal: January 2014
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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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Top 10 Business Analysis Trends for 2014
> The Responsibilities of the BA Manager
> Requirements documents don’t deserve their bad reputation
> Do Business Rules Define the Operational Boundaries of an Organization?

Webinars: Use Cases, Report Creation, Requirements Scoping, and more....

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

FEATURED ARTICLES
Top 10 Business Analysis Trends for 2014
by Peter Schmidt, VP, ESI International
This year’s top 10 business analysis trends show that in many ways, the more things change, the more they stay the same. In 2014, the focus will continue to be on delivering business value to the organization by leveraging the power of requirements at all levels through Agile and business architecture.
Read more...

Our New BA Course Catalog

The Responsibilities of the BA Manager
by Greg Kulander & Jen Nolan, Senior BAs, Geneca
The first core responsibility of the BA Manager is managing the team. BA Managers tend to be practice oriented. They strive to help grow and challenge their BA’s to be the best BA’s that they can. The BA Manager must know and understand the skills every BA needs and have the ability to help each BA perfect them.
Read more...

Business Analytics for Executives

Requirements documents don’t deserve their bad reputation
by Adriana Beal, Beal Projects
At the core of a good requirements management system is a good business process, not a fancy tool. Such process needs to clearly define how changes will be submitted and approved, and how team members will be notified when a change affects downstream or upstream work.
Read more...

Do Business Rules Define the Operational Boundaries of an Organization?
by Ronald G. Ross, Principal, Business Rule Solutions, LLC
Have you heard it said that ‘business rules define the operational boundaries of an organization’? Do they?... Something is being bounded by business rules, but what? Does scope need to be understood in some deeper, richer sense? And how do these issues relate to smart business processes?
Read more...

WEBINARS & EVENTS
Best Practices for Designing, Formatting and Publishing Better Reports
Jan 22, 2014 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

The Use Case Technique: An Overview
Jan 29, 2014 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

Business Requirements Scoping Techniques
Feb 27, 2014 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

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Relevant Interview Questions
> What is a wireframe, and how is it different from a screen mock-up?
> As a newly hired Business Analyst, what steps would you take to familiarize yourself with your role in the organization and to prepare for your assigned project(s)?
> How would you conduct usability testing for a new custom-developed software system?

Help a fellow BA: Forum Posts
> UML - Business Use Case Question
> 1st Document to be produced by BA
> Use case verification required

FEATURED Business Analysis JOBS
> Business Solutions Architect Job
> Senior Business Analyst Job
> Sr. Data Analyst Job

More BA Jobs...
JDS Uniphase Corporation has the following job opportunity available in Milpitas, CA: Business Systems Analyst (AR92-CA) – Responsible for the effective use of the Oracle E-Business Suite 11i system for Finance and Accounting. 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.

HP Enterprise Services, LLC is accepting resumes for the position of Business Analyst in Madison, WI (Ref. #ESMADSBA1). Research, elicit, analyze, validate and document business requirements, and ensure that requirements clearly reflect true business needs, correctly representing all stakeholders.  Mail resume to HP Enterprise Services, LLC, 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.

Albourne America LLC  has the following job opportunity in Norwalk, CT: Business Development Analyst [Req. #: BDA14].  Expand client growth in N. America across hedge funds, private equity & real assets. Mail resumes to:  105 Rowayton Ave., Attn: D. Harmston, Norwalk, CT 06853. Principals only. Must include Req # to be considered.       
 
Business Analytics for Executives

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