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Modern Analyst e-Journal: October 2009

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EDITOR'S NOTE
CBAP, Decision Management, Green Business Analysis, Business Rules and more...
Here's another great issue packed with BA-centric articles:
> Foolproof Plan for Passing the CBAP® Exam
The Missing Model for Business Analysts
> WANTED: Green Business Analysts
> SOA: Re-use with Registries and Repositories

BA Events:
> Webinar: How Lean & Nimble BPM Helps Analysts Drive Business Change
> Webinar: What is an Enterprise Business Rule Repository? Do I Need One?
> Webinar: Designing Interfaces Your Users Will Love
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

FEATURED ARTICLES
Foolproof Plan for Passing the CBAP® Exam
by Richard Larson, CBAP, PMP - President, Watermark Learning, Inc.
This article briefly summarizes the CBAP program, and how Business Analysts can create a foolproof plan to obtain their certification. The majority of the article covers the 5 crucial steps for your plan and several tips to help you execute it to become certified.
Read more... 

Villanova Universtiy 

The Missing Model for Business Analysts
by Barbara von Halle & Larry Goldberg, Knowledge Partners International
As a business analyst, you are a problem solver. You are skilled at tailoring an approach to a business situation with different kinds of models. However, until now, you are missing one. Worthy of its own model, there is an important dimension left behind...
Read more...
 

CRC Press - Lean Six Sigma
 

WANTED: Green Business Analysts
by Adriana Beal, Lead Business Technology Consultant 
There has been much talk about the expansion of BA responsibilities, with business analysts being expected, in many organizations, not only to elicit and manage requirements, but also to perform project management, risk assessment, budgeting and other activities involved in delivering software solutions. As organizations become more environmentally conscious, yet another dimension is added to the BA work...
Read more...  

SOA: Re-use with Registries and Repositories
by John Moe, Principal Consultant at J Moe Associates 
So far in this column on SOA for Analysts, I have talked about the use and re-use of services as building blocks to put together new or better business applications. Now you are getting familiar with this concept, I need to peel away a layer of the SOA onion and expose you to a few tears by revealing this as a half-truth...
Read more...  

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

What is an Enterprise Business Rule Repository? Do I Need One?
Wed, Oct 28, 2009   10:00 AM Pacific (5:00 PM GMT)  Register Now!

Designing Interfaces Your Users Will Love
Thu, Nov 12, 2009   10:00 AM Pacific (5:00 PM GMT)  Register Now!

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

MORE FROM ModernAnalyst.com
More Informative Articles for BAs
> Transitioning from Technical Writer to Business Analyst
> The Problem with "Man Hours"
> Getting Your Requirements Right: Collaborate With Stakeholders To Work Smarter

Requirements Solutions Group           White Papers
 
Informative Forum Posts
> Recommend Agile Books & CBT
> Help: Use Case for a complex gui with multiple functions/views
> The BSA Team - where does is best fit within an organization

Relevant Interview Questions
> How do you resolve an issue involving conflicting requirements from two or more stakeholders?
> What is XML (eXtensible Markup Language)?
> What is Financial Ratio Analysis?

OCTOBER 2009 

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