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

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

Featured articles showcased in this issue:
Top 10 Skills for a New Business Analyst to Shore Up
Father and Business Analyst: Two Sides of the Same Coin
> The Myth of the On-Site Customer
> Interaction Skills for the Business Analyst

Webinars: Agile Requirements for Data, BPMN 2.0, Business Architecture, BACOE, and more....

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

Top 10 Skills for a New Business Analyst to Shore Up
by Laura Brandenburg, CBAP
While it’s always a good idea to customize your professional development plan by working with your manager, what follows are the 10 skills that new business analysts tend to need to work on first. Invest in improving in these skill areas and you’ll be well on your way to becoming a valued and successful business analyst. 

Feeling lucky?

Father and Business Analyst: Two Sides of the Same Coin
by Ryan McClish, Geneca Client Partner
I became a father two years ago. Shortly thereafter, I realized that many of my professional skills were readily transferable to my new role at home: Goals and expectations setting, listening, perseverance, flexibility and facilitation. But it would take a tense encounter with 18-month-old some time later to understand that my problem-solving skills as a dad were far more applicable to the workplace than I had ever imagined.

Business Analytics for Executives

The Myth of the On-Site Customer
by Karl Wiegers, Process Impact
In an ideal world, a single, full-time, expert user would indeed be sitting within view—“on sight”—of developers, ready at a moment’s notice to speak definitively for the entire user community. In reality, this is unlikely in most situations.


Interaction Skills for the Business Analyst
by Morgan Masters, Business Analyst
Interaction skills are a soft skill set that includes tactful communication, mediation, and diplomacy. BABOK divides interaction skills into three broad areas: facilitation and negotiation, leadership and influencing, and teamwork.


Agile Requirement Gathering Process to Avoiding Common Data Problems
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BPMN 2.0 & Process Modeling
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Harmonizing Requirements and Business Architecture
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How to Slash Data Analysis Project Times in Half
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BA Center of Excellence
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Collaboration: Eliminate the Noise and Improve Productivity
Nov 13, 2013 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

The Full Value of BA Collaboration
Dec 11, 2013 - Register Now, Cost: FREE

Conference: Building Business Capabilities
November, 2013 - Las Vegas, NV - More Details

More Articles & Posts of Interest & Templates
> What is SWOT Analysis?
> Decisioning – the next generation of Business Rules
> Changing the Game: Business Rules Grow Up into Business Decisions
> Block Diagram Reference Sheet


BABOK - Crossword Puzzle     Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis     

Relevant Interview Questions
> List the UML Diagrams available to the business analyst
> Can you have multiple start and end events in BPMN?
> What is the difference between a task and an activity in BPMN?

Help a fellow BA: Forum Posts
> What Tools and tech skills are needed for entry level BA
> Your steps as a BA with a new project!
> Systems Development Life Cycle and SDLC

FEATURED Business Analysis JOBS
> Healthcare Business Analyst Job
> Business Systems Consultant 4 Job
> Data Analysis Job 

More BA Jobs...

Cisco Systems, Inc. is accepting resumes for the following positions in Edison/Iselin, NJ:  Business Analyst (Ref#: ED32): Use Case/Business case development skills by interfacing with subject matter experts in business operations, business process, Org Adoption and IT team members. Travel may be required to various unanticipated locations throughout the United States.  Please mail resumes with reference number to Cisco Systems, Inc., Attn: J51W, 170 W. Tasman Drive, Mail Stop: SJC 5/1/4, San Jose, CA 95134.  No phone calls please.  Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.  EOE.


Business Analytics for Executives


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Business Analyst Humor

 Humor: Business Analyst Goes on a Date

Book: Managing Business Analysis Services

Humor: When Business Analysts fix the symptoms not the problem

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Humor: When Good Analysis Conflicts with Corporate Plans  
Humor: Estimating Non-Agile Software Projects

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