Business Architecture, Business Rules, ISEB BA Diploma
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
> Realizing the Value of the Business Architecture
> ISEB Diploma in Business Analysis
> Business Rules vs. System Design Choices
> Manage the Complexities of Projects That are Too Large, Too Long...
Also in this issue:
> More Business Analyst Humor
> Even more Resources for Business Analysts
> New Interview Questions
- Adrian Marchis, Editor
Realizing the Value of the Business Architecture
by Ralph Whittle, Strategic Business/IT Consultant
The Business Architecture has slowly emerged as a new and creative way to deliver value to enterprises that have undertaken this strategic initiative... However, many are rightly questioning the necessity of the Business Architecture, while trying to understand its purpose and realize its value. After all, most enterprises do not have a formal Business Architecture and many do not have plans to develop one.
ISEB Diploma in Business Analysis
by Guy Beauchamp, Business Analyst, Smart-BA.com
Learn all about the ISEB diploma in Business Analysis offered by the British Computer Society (BCS). It offers an industry recognized qualification without mandating a set duration of prior business analysis work experience...
Business Rules vs. System Design Choices
by Ronald G. Ross, Featured Speaker, AttainingEdge.com
Until business analysts really begin to understand the difference between rules of the business (business rules), and choices about system design, we’ll keep falling to the same requirements and legacy traps as always. In my previous column I looked closely at the meaning of business rule. Now let’s probe the two fundamental categories of business rules: behavioral and definitional.
Manage the Complexities of Projects That are Too Large, Too Long...
by Kathleen B. (Kitty) Hass, PMP, Senior Practice Consultant
This article considers the unique complexities of large, long-duration, high-cost projects that pose challenges to project success, and offers both old and new management strategies to handle the complexities... The complexities of large projects require that particular attention be directed to planning the project, developing and delivering the solution, selecting team members, and sustaining a high-performing team over the long haul.
BA Consultant: Laura Brandenburg
Title: Business Analyst Consultant
Employer: Clear Spring Business Analysis
What have you found that makes your job easier?
Being flexible and focusing on relationships first and foremost while always staying focused on the core principles of business analysis: alignment and clarity. If you stay focused on what you are trying to achieve, it can make a lot of the decisions along the way simply emerge.
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