September 2009 - Modern Analyst e-Journal - The Business Analysis & Systems Analysis Magazine

Modern Analyst e-Journal: September 2009 - The Premier Business Analyst Community

CBAP, Six Sigma, Requirements Traceability, BPM, SOA and more...
Here's another great issue packed with BA-centric articles:
> Cultivating CBAP Competencies for Your Rise to the Top
Six Sigma and the Business Analyst
> The Business Analyst of Tomorrow (and Now Today)
> The Value of Requirements Traceability

BA Events:
> Webinar: How Lean & Nimble BPM Helps Analysts Drive Business Change
> Webinar: Requirements Best Practices from Haworth
World Congress for Business Analysts

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

- Adrian Marchis, Editor

The Cream of the Crop: Cultivating CBAP Competencies for Your Rise to the Top
by Glenn Brule, Executive Director of Client Solutions, ESI
While Business Analysts are in demand, only the best will do. We investigate quintessential business analysis professional competencies, with a discussion of how academics and application can work together for your success. Key planning and preparation insights for CBAP certification are also uncovered.
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Villanova Universtiy 

Six Sigma and the Business Analyst
by Kimberly Terribile, Manager of Business Analysis, Pfizer
I began my career at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young where doing business analysis and implementing large scale systems was my job. At that time, I just thought everyone intrinsically knew you had to understand the business and all the requirements before you begin designing a system (whether custom built or off the shelf).


The Business Analyst of Tomorrow (and Now Today)
by Treff LaPlante, CEO at WorkXpress 
We are witnessing a marked increase in both the importance of and focus on the work of the business analyst that is directly proportional to the depth with which cloud computing services are utilized. What's more, we are experiencing a shift in the tools and skills that our analysts and those of our customers are required to utilize.
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The Value of Requirements Traceability
by Doug Goldberg, Senior Business Analyst 
As the process of capturing and documenting business requirements matures, there is often a watershed moment when an organization must decide whether to perform traceability of requirements as part of that process. Most companies involved with a formal methodology for software development utilize some degree of traceability...
Read more...  

How Lean & Nimble BPM Helps Analysts Drive Business Change
Tue, Oct 20, 2009   10:00 AM Pacific (5:00 PM GMT)  Register Now!

Requirements Best Practices from Haworth on Creating 'The Agency Within'
Wed, Sep 23, 2009   10:00 AM Pacific (5:00 PM GMT)  Register Now!

World Congress for Business Analysts
November 16-18, 2009 - Anaheim, CA -  More Details

Business Analysis Conference London 
September 28-30, 2009, London -  More Details

More Informative Articles for BAs
> 3 Key Elements of a Lean BPM Solution
> SOA as a Service
> Writing Flexible Requirements for Future Development
> What a Business Analyst is NOT
> How The Business Analyst Was Born
> Information Systems Theory 101

Requirements Solutions Group           LightHouse Requirements Traceability
Informative Forum Posts
> Switching from QA to BA
> Will the real Functional Specification please stand up?
> Transform Business to Functional Requirements

Relevant Interview Questions
> What is HTML?
> What is a Work Breakdown Structure?
> How do you keep management from reducing your estimated analysis hours in order to fit their original high level guesstimates?


Business Analysis Certificate Program (BACP)

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Business Analyst Humor

    Agile vs. Traditional Methodologies: Incoherent Design vs. Incomplete Project

Requirements Solutions Group

    Why systems were so much better when requirements were written in stone!

LightHouse Requirements Traceability

    Find the path to Senior Business Analyst  

    The Business Analyst and the Recruiter

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