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Entries for January 2009

As a programmer who moved into business analysis I got most of my business analysis skills the old fashioned way: through trial and error, working on many projects, stealing from those who succeeded, learning gotchas from those who failed, etc. It was rare when I stumbled upon an experienced consultant who was willi...
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This entry was published on Jan 27, 2009 / Adrian M.. Posted in Business Analysis, Career as a Business Systems Analyst, Getting Started as a Business Systems Analyst. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
"The 2009 Benchmark of Salaries and Employment Trends in IT survey from the National Computing Centre says one-third of respondents have experienced a shortage of candidates with certain key skills. According to the survey, 33.7 percent of organisations highlight problems recruiting or retaining people with Oracle, SAP, .NET, web development, busi...
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This entry was published on Jan 27, 2009 / Adrian M.. Posted in Business Analysis, Analytical and Problem Solving Skills, Career as a Business Systems Analyst. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
When I attended the RackSpace Customer event back at the end of September I was impressed with the talk that Paul Bell of Dell gave (Paul reports to CEO Michael Dell and is responsible for all business operations for Dell in North and South America).  [Note: in the re-org that was announced at the the end of the year at Dell, starting next mon]...
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This entry was published on Jan 13, 2009 / Barton George. Posted in Leadership & Management. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
I’ve had the chance to interview numerous candidates for business analyst positions and there is one question I like to ask every one of them: “What do you do to increase your skills and value as a Business Analyst?” Obviously, I’m not looking to get a specific answer as each business analyst has different background and different goals. Wha...
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This entry was published on Jan 09, 2009 / Adrian M.. Posted in Career as a Business Systems Analyst. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Recently, the media was buzzing with news that president-elect Obama named Nancy Killefer, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, as the nation's CPO.  That is Chief Performance Officer. According to the media "the newly created position aims to make government more efficient, effective and transparent". I don't know what...
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This entry was published on Jan 09, 2009 / Adrian M.. Posted in Career as a Business Systems Analyst. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.


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