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February
2021

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The Business Value of Better Requirements

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Not every manager is convinced that his team needs to do a better job on requirements development and management or that such an investment will pay off. Numerous industry studies, however, indicate that requirements issues are a pervasive cause of project distress. Let’s see why investing in better requirements is a smart business decision for any organization... The case for implementing better requirements practices is an economic or business argument, not a philosophical or technical position...

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BABOK: Tasks Mapped To Artifacts

This article is one in a series of reports containing information from my model of the Business Analysis Body Of Knowledge version 3 (BABOK). In my opinion, the most useful addition to the BABOK would be a detailed description of the outputs (artifacts) that are produced during business analysis. In this article I attempt to fill this gap, by focusing on the artifacts used and produced by BABOK tasks...

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Three Myths About Data Science Debunked

Business Analyst Template Toolkit

Despite the lack of consensus on the definition of data science, many organizations already have a data science team. And even in companies without data scientists, sooner or later business analysts will join a software or process improvement initiative with a machine learning or AI component. When that happens, good understanding of what data science is (and isn’t) can make a big difference in a BA’s ability to create value.
Based on follow-up questions I receive in posts like “How do I transition from business analyst to data scientist?” and in interviews with candidates interested in joining my data science team, I’ve identified three misconceptions still circulating within the BA community...

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How to Thrive as a Business Analyst in the New Normal

The Pandemic hit us suddenly and yes it came without any notice to our lives as a transient thing but became the new normal way of life.
Some of us were initially worried thinking about what lies ahead, some were shocked, some found pleasure being relieved from the daily commute, time on the road, and traffic jams.  With the COVID 19 pandemic hitting us globally, organizations have embraced remote working as the new way for 2020, and some have announced it for 2021...

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Apple Inc. has multiple positions available for the following job opportunities in Cupertino, CA:

Refer to Req# & mail resume to Apple Inc., ATTN: D.W., 1 Infinite Loop 104-1GM, Cupertino, CA 95014:

1. Financial Analyst (REQ#4784402) Prfrm WW invntry cst anlysis, forecstng, & spcialzd reportng.
2. Data Scientist (REQ#8887510) Collct businss questns from sr leadershp execs, prdct, mktng & sales & dlvr insghts using various anlytcl technqs, stats, data modlng, dshboards & prsntns.
3. Maps Analyst (REQ#5097492) Create & maintain cntnt spcfctins to spprt creatin of Apple Maps.
4. Financial Manager (REQ#7423457) Mnge Financial Plnning & Anlysis team to ensre accrte forecsts & timely delivry twrds Corprte deadlines.
5. Marketing Producer Specialist (REQ#9236490) Coordnte & wrk w/ dsgn team, cpy writr, usr exprince specialst & frnt end & bck end dvlpr teams on creatng mrktng assts & cntnt fr new prdct launches.
6. Data Scientist  (REQ#7000470) Dvlp & cde SW prgrms & autmtd prcsses to cleanse, intgrte & evluate lrge datasts frm mltple dsprte srces utlzng knwldge of Pythn, SQL, Sprk SQL.
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Apple Inc. has multiple positions available for the following job opportunities in Cupertino, CA and various unanticipated locations throughout the USA:

Refer to Req# & mail resume to Apple Inc., ATTN: D.W., 1 Infinite Loop 104-1GM, Cupertino, CA 95014:

1. Logistics Manager (REQ#9254463) Mnge xtrnl carrier vndrs to meet or excd on time prfrmnc xpctatns for US Reseller, Telco & Retail cstomers. Travel Req 15%
2. Data Scientist (REQ#5925466) Dsgn & dvlp SW, prcsses, anlytcs usng data sci pltfrms & toolkts to gnrte key insghts & data drvn rcmmndtns to imprve Siri usr exprnce.
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