Many BA teams are actively seeking earlier engagement—when we are engaged prior to a project being initiated we can work with our stakeholders to ensure that the problem space is thoroughly understood... Early engagement also helps us avoid the 'first solution trap'.....
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The Crucial Art of Pre-Project Problem Analysis

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Adrian Reed, Blackmetric Business Solutions

Business analysis is a broad discipline and we have a whole range of tools and techniques at our disposal. We may get involved within projects, but also outside of them. Many BA teams are actively seeking earlier engagement—when we are engaged prior to a project being initiated we can work with our stakeholders to ensure that the problem space is thoroughly understood. We can encourage stakeholders to think about many possible solution options, and can work with them to ensure that the option that is chosen is the best fit and has the best chance of delivering maximum benefit. Early engagement also helps us avoid the 'first solution trap'.

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Managing Scope Creep

Karl Wiegers, Process Impact

Scope creep (also known as feature creep, requirements creep, featuritis, and creeping featurism), however, refers to the uncontrolled growth of functionality that the team attempts to stuff into an already-full project box. It doesn’t all fit. The continuing churn and expansion of the requirements, coupled with inadequate prioritization, makes it difficult to deliver the most important functionality on schedule. This demand for ever-increasing functionality leads to delays, quality problems, and misdirected energy.  Scope creep is one of the most pervasive challenges of software development...

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Getting the Job Without Previous Domain Experience

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Adriana Beal, Product Management & Business Analysis

Trying to secure a business analyst job interview in an area in which you don’t have prior experience can be a huge challenge. It’s common for recruiters and hiring managers to screen out applicants--no matter how accomplished they seem to be from their resumes--simply because the candidate’s job history doesn’t include work in the target industry...  But how do you get your foot in the door when so many recruiters and hiring managers tend to ignore applications from a candidate whose background doesn’t match the role they are trying to fill? The following tips may help…

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What are disbenefits?

Mark Monteleone, PMP®, CBAP®, CSM, CSPO, GWCPM®, GWCBA®

Disbenefits are changes to on-going operating costs as a result of a project; they could be perceived as positive or negative. These disbenefits are included in defining the Total Cost of Ownership rather than a component of project cost, and is more of a focus for controllers due to its on-going nature rather than one time project savings and revenue...

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Oracle America, Inc. has openings for Contract Analyst positions in Burlington, MA. Job duties include: Responsible for facilitating contract reviews and supporting the approval processes for company software developers worldwide.  Provide guidance for development teams on compliance matters related to usage of third party software, open source software and inbound licensing including best practices. Apply by e-mailing resume to michael.poplack@oracle.com, referencing 385.17782.  Oracle supports workforce diversity.


LinkedIn Corp. has openings in our Sunnyvale, CA location for Business Analytics Associate (6597.943) Optimize the end-to- end operational activities of the analytical reporting platforms, including data quality control, data transformation & data integration; 
 Please email resume to:  6597@linkedin.com. Must ref. job code above when applying.


Apple Inc. has multiple positions available in Seattle, WA:             

* Data Scientist (REQ# AARTPS) Des & dev machine learning models for SW products.

Refer to Job# & mail resume to: Apple Inc., ATTN: D.W., 1 Infinite Loop 104-1GM, Cupertino, CA 95014. Apple is an EOE/AA m/f/disability/vets. 


Fujitsu America, Inc. has a job opportunity in Edison, NJ: Bid Support Business Analyst (Req #FAI04278) Maintain dashboards and internal metrics for bids; support retial bids throughout company’s business network. Mail resume to Attn: HR Shared Services Staffing, 2821 Telecom Pkwy.,MS-ENG1, Richardson, TX 75082. Must include Req# to be considered.


Apple Inc. has multiple openings for the following job opportunities in Austin, TX:

* Business Intelligence Analyst (Req#ADLNTC) Deliver & maintain anlytics solutns to drive decision making & performance in Operations Team at Apple. 

Refer to Req# & mail resume to Apple Inc., ATTN: D.W., 1 Infinite Loop 104-1GM, Cupertino, CA 95014. Apple is an EOE/AA m/f/disability/vets.

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