November 2013 - Modern Analyst e-Journal - The Business Analysis & Systems Analysis Magazine

Modern Analyst e-Journal: November 2013 - Business Analyst Community

Featured articles showcased in this issue:
The Changing Shape of Business Analysis
> Engineering the Why - What Every Business Analyst Needs to Know
> The Six Secrets of Highly Successful Business Analysts
> It's All About Transactions

Webinars: Visualization, Use Cases, Agile, and more....

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

The Changing Shape of Business Analysis
by Thomas Frisendal, Business Information Analysis Consultant
The traditional axiom in business analysis that there should be a “Berlin Wall” between analysis and design is being torn down these days. Several authors and thought leaders are arguing that you cannot do analysis without designing and that you cannot design without analysis. This article is striving to visualize why this is really so. 

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Engineering the Why - What Every Business Analyst Needs to Know
by Ronald G. Ross, Business Rule Solutions, LLC
In today’s business world all of us are why-victims more and more often. This article introduces Why Engineering and its basic principles, along with the Why Button. Find out what it takes to be an effective at Why Engineering in today’s business environment.

Business Analytics for Executives

The Six Secrets of Highly Successful Business Analysts
by Tony McClain, Geneca Senior Client Partner
Business analysts are jacks-of-all-trades -- and masters of some... unfortunately, many BAs fall short. They often spread themselves too thin, lack the requisite confidence to speak with authority, or don’t understand fully the important role they play.

It's All About Transactions
by Tim Bryce, Managing Director, M&JB Investment Company
It is important to illustrate most of what goes on in the systems and software world is really not as complicated as people make it.  Most of what we do in business is process transactions, representing some sort of action or event, such as a purchase, a return, a back-order, a debit or a credit.

Best Practices in Visualization
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BA Effectiveness through Social Traceability & Collaboration
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The Use Case Technique: An Overview
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Business Requirements Scoping Techniques
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More Articles, Posts of Interest & Templates
> Negotiation skills – are they really for Business Analysts?
> DMN and TDM
> Free eBook: Big Data Analytics for Dummies
> Are You a What or a Who?

BABOK - Crossword Puzzle     Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis     

Relevant Interview Questions
> What is metadata, and why is it important to a BA?
> What are the 3 main elements of an organizational readiness assessment?
> What information should be included in a feasibility assessment?

Help a fellow BA: Forum Posts
> How to get the first BA job?
> Functional Requirements
> Staying business analyst or being a Data Analyst?

FEATURED Business Analysis JOBS
> Business Analyst, Educational Affairs Job
> Senior Business Systems Analyst Job
> Financial Analyst Job

More BA Jobs...
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