So many BAs complain that their role is under-appreciated, and that their voices are not heard when they have a recommendation for the business stakeholders or the delivery team. In these types of organizations, explaining the true BA role can be an uphill battle.
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May
2015

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Don't Wait for the Perfect Conditions to Become a Star BA

The Time is Now: Learn about Business Analysis Certification

Adriana Beal

So many BAs complain that their role is under-appreciated, and that their voices are not heard when they have a recommendation for the business stakeholders or the delivery team. In these types of organizations, explaining the true BA role can be an uphill battle.

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The Decision Model for Financial Services

Barbara von Halle & Nick Illingworth

This article looks at practical experiences of implementing business rules using TDM and SAP from several angles, while also raising some of the questions which I find asked most frequently and insistently in my work, such as:
* Why do I need anything other than an existing rules engine to define and manage business rules?
* Why would I want specialized tooling for business rules when I already have tooling for requirements gathering?

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Processes: A Public Sector Example

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Mark Monteleone

As of this writing, the city of Houston is still struggling with their pothole process. The point of this article is not to recommend a solution, but a path to resolution and a profound lesson learned. Not all problems are resolved by just “throwing money” at it. In fact, the lack of a budget being used is an indication of a process problem.

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BA: How to Avoid Impostor Syndrome

Adriana Beal, Product Manager

In parallel with my consulting work, I teach an online course for business analysts on writing better requirements. Invariably, the most skilled participants of the course are the ones who seem less confident when submitting their assignments. “Please let me know if this is not what you expected”, or “I hope I understood the assignment correctly” are phrases I typically get from these participants, while the weaker BAs typically write “here’s my assignment for Lesson 3”, without any caveats.

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Uber Technologies, Inc. has an opening in Washington, D.C.:
Strategic Operational Analyst (Ref#VARI1). Resp for strategy dev, planning, implementation, & operational initiatives, & coordinating strategy alignment efforts for strategic oprns.
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