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Data Analysis, the Wrong Start, the Wrong End

Most data initiatives fail to deliver real value to the enterprise. The reason is not the lack of data analysis skills, but the failure to employ analytical skills to address the business side of the initiative. Most of the data analysis projects go through a data-focused process as follows: Understand what information is needed Collect…

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Passing the CBAP Examination

Set a Goal Kit Up All Roads Lead to BABOK The Glossary Matters Your Understanding Will be Tested Knowledge Areas, Tasks, Inputs, Outputs and Techniques If it looks unfamiliar, it’s probably the wrong answer Use a CBAP Simulator Create Flash Cards for the Difficult Areas Training Helps   IIBA’s Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) Certification…

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Working as a Business Analyst

In this article you will: Learn the building blocks of business analysis Explore business and IT domains Apply management skills Host effective meetings and presentations Learn the fundamentals of leadership Content Applying Fundamental Business Analysis Skills Using the Structured Systems Analysis and Design Model Managing Business Analysis Issues Relying on Communication Skills Learning New Skills…

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Reviewing the Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM™)

The Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM™) provides you with a conceptual framework that shows what it really means to be a business analyst. This framework creates a common, generic language describing the business analysis profession. You can use this common language to discuss what you do with a business analyst working in a different…

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Exploring the Business Analysis Knowledge Areas

The BABOK® Guide is based on a set of knowledge areas guiding the business analyst when they perform business analysis activities at any point in the project or product life cycle. Knowledge areas define what business analysts need to understand and the tasks they should perform. They do not represent project phases, and their activities are not intended to be performed in…

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ECBA Еxаm Preparation Tips

This article is аll аbоut hоw bеst tо рrераrе fоr ECBA еxаm. With ECBA еxаm it is аbsоlutеlу сruсiаl thаt уоu рrераrе рrореrlу аnd thаt уоu hаvе аll thе hints аnd triсks thаt уоu саn hаvе, аvаilаblе tо уоu. Hоw Shоuld I Рrераrе fоr ECBA Еxаm? Plеаsе сhесk оut mу аdviсе bеlоw. Gооd Studу Hаbits…

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Emotions in Project Management

Here is a true story about Emotions in Project Management. A Canadian high tech company designed small TV sets to be installed in front of each exercise machine in fitness clubs. Each set had a screen and keypad to change channels, volume, and so on. Originally, all the keypads were supposed to use bubbly buttons,…

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“I-SHAPED PEOPLE AND T-SHAPED PEOPLE”

Some people have deep specializations in one domain, but rarely contribute outside of that domain. These people are known in agile communities as “I-shaped people” since, like the letter “I,” they have depth, but not much breadth. By contrast “T-shaped people” supplement their expertise in one area with supporting, but less-developed skills in associated areas…

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Project Management Salary Survey

Project management skills and expertise are in demand globally, and earning potential remains promising. Median salary varies considerably among project professionals from country to country as shown in the table below. The countries where project professionals report the highest median salaries are Switzerland (US$132,086), the United States (US$116,000), and Australia (US$101,381), whereas the countries reporting…

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