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We Are Called ‘Analysts’ for a Reason: Observations from the Field


Adam Alami, Sr. Business Analyst

I am constantly coming across alleged ‘business analysts’, many new to the industry, sauntering confidently into a project or an organization. Typically, the first thing they do when assigned requirements elicitation is organize a workshop. These people are engaging, charming, energetic, and, in many cases, evangelistic. They are very adept at gaining the undivided attention of their audience.  However, their primary and, in most cases, their only concern is determining what the client wants and what the problem is without a thought to a workable action plan to improve anything. 

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To Excel in Requirements Prioritization, Focus on Outcomes, not Features

Adriana Beal, Sr. Analyst, Product Manager, Coach

Many business analysts focus their full attention on tasks related to specifying, modeling, verifying, and validating requirements. And in doing so, they often forget about a critically important aspect of the BA work:requirements prioritization... Since good prioritizing skills help teams deliver business value faster, it’s a key competency for business analysts to develop. An effective to get better at prioritizing requirements is to follow this 3-step approach during the requirements discovery process...

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Seven Steps to Passing the CBAP® or CCBA® Exam: A Foolproof Plan

Masters Degree - Analytics

Richard Larson & Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA

This article briefly summarizes the CBAP and CCBA programs, and how eligible business analysts can create a “foolproof” plan to obtain their certification. Bear in mind that any certification plan is only foolproof if you personalize it, commit to it, and follow it. The majority of the article covers the crucial steps for your plan and several tips to help you execute it to become certified.

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Delivering a Webinar on BPM: How I am preparing to give this presentation

Mark Monteleone, PMP, CBAP, CSM

I selected a topic, in this case Business Process Management, and then developed an initial outline of talking points for the webinar. I then iteratively build a slide deck with text that explains the ideas and images that stimulate the imagination on the concepts. With the slides done, I develop formal text on each slide along with estimated delivery time. This is what I called my baseline deck for the presentation.

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

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