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‘Less is More’ Stakeholder-Friendly Data Model in Minutes

Webinar: Achieving More with DataMany BAs struggle to produce ‘normalized’, function-independent data models (or don’t produce them at all). Very few business stakeholders can appreciate such models as “… a picture worth a thousand words.” This article describes an easy-to-create, simple-to-understand view data model. The view is of just those records involved in an information system capability supporting a specific business activity.  This article uses the business-friendly terms record and field rather than the usual data modeling terms entity (or class) and attribute.

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Webinar: Achieving More with Data

How does your organization collect, share, mine and analyze data to inform your stakeholders? Join this webinar to hear about the critical role business analysis plays in driving success in business data analytics.

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Numbers and KPIs: Rules Count!

In this fun piece, Ron examines the connection between rules and counts, such as KPIs. Ever wonder why different people can count the very same things and come up with different answers? Fear the numbers you’re going by aren’t telling exactly the right stories? In viewing a measure, how far the truth might have been stretched? Come along on this short travel story and let’s explore the matter together.

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New to Managing Business Analysis Resources?

Achieve More with Data

Learning how to become an effective people manager can be difficult. Becoming a manager of business analysis resources has some unique challenges, but I hope to make it easier for you by sharing some advice based on my experience managing three different business analysis teams in three different organizations.  There are two ways people become business analysis managers; from having a lot of business analysis experience or being a people manager and transitioning to leading a business analysis team.

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Leadership Behaviors Emerged in Crises & Organizational Transformation

A crisis always highlights the need for specific managerial and leadership Behaviors (Behavioral School of Leadership). These behaviors of course are triggered by specific personal characteristics of the leader (Leadership Trait Paradigm), by the specific conditions (Leadership Contingency Theory) and by the willingness and devote of individual in continues practicing these behaviors any possible occasion. Although it is my intention to approach the leadership from a behavioral point of view, a synthesizing and integrating logic is more than necessary to have a holistic view that can lead to insightful conclusions.

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Business Data Analytics is a Game Changer

Did you know 75% of executives believe their organizations need to be data driven? Gain key insights into the future of business analysis with IIBA’s Achieving More with Data Survey Summary Report.

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