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Entries for March 2018

Most IT jobs have a clear, specific job description and career path. However, the business analyst career path tends to vary, as do the descriptions from job to job. The business analyst career path is best. Because, “There are career tracks that zigzag back and forth between IT and business. Someone might start as a business analyst, and the...
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This entry was published on Mar 21, 2018 / Hitendra 01. Posted in Career as a Business Systems Analyst. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
What is Data Analytics? To understand the meaning of Predictive Analytics, let’s describe what Data is first. Data is a collection of facts, information, and observations related to a context. The data can be either structured or unstructured, stored in databases, spreadsheets, files, etc. Data analytics is the science of examining the data ...
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This entry was published on Mar 13, 2018 / Arash. Posted in Data Analysis & Modeling. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
There are many definition of business rules and the one that I really like is that business rules are: Criterion used to: Guide conduct or actions. Shape judgments of behavior. Make decisions. Ronald Ross   Having this definition in mind, let’s see what challenges a traditional rules management system w...
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This entry was published on Mar 13, 2018 / Arash. Posted in Business Rules. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Patient diagnosis using Predictive Analytics In previous post we discussed different levels of Analytics, here we show a practical example of Predictive Analytics. What if Doctors and Patients could not just get a second opinion, but a third and fourth, and fifth, and so on? We believe that our doctors are all medical experts but patient diag...
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This entry was published on Mar 12, 2018 / Goli Tajadod. Posted in Data Analysis & Modeling. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
One of my favourite questions to ask candidates when I was in the executive recruitment game was “In your experience what makes a successful (insert name of role I was recruiting for)”. It was a great catch-all question as the answers provided gave a very good indication of where the candidate sat on the professional continuum for the ...
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This entry was published on Mar 01, 2018 / EA Learning. Posted in Business Process Management (BPM) . Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.


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Jarett Hailes
Jarett Hailes
As we start a new year many of us will take the time to reflect on our accomplishments from 2012 and plan our goals for 2013. We can set small or large goals. goals that will be accomplished quickly or could take several years. For 2013, I think Business Analysts should look to go beyond our traditional boundaries and set audacious goals. Merriam-...
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Howard Podeswa
Howard Podeswa
Recently, I was asked by the IIBA to present a talk at one of their chapter meetings. I am reprinting here my response to that invitation in the hope that it will begin a conversation with fellow EEPs and BAs about an area of great concern to the profession. Hi xx …. Regarding the IIBA talk, there is another issue that I am considering. It's p...
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Adrian M.
Adrian M.
Continuing the ABC series for Business Analysts, Howard Podeswa created the next installment titled "BA ABCs: “C” is for Class Diagram" as an article rather than a blog post. You can find the article here: BA ABCs: “C” is for Class Diagram Here are the previous two posts: BA ABCs: “A” is for Activity Diagram BA ABCs: “B” is for BPMN
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