Business Analysis

Communication Tailoring

Communication tailoring is selecting the appropriate method and style of communication to use in a given situation based on factors such as audience (role, internal versus external, individual versus group, etc.) and available communication methods (email, phone, instant message, teleconference, in-person meeting, etc.). Communication tailoring is important because business analysts consistently need to communicate across multiple levels of…

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Becoming a Business Analyst

What is Business Analysis? “The practice of enabling change in an organizational context by defining needs  and recommending solutions that delivers value to stakeholders” When determining which Business Analyst career is best suited for you consider the following: Work Experience:  Business analysis is about identifying business needs and solving problems.  A sales person who uses…

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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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Business Analyst Interview Questions and Answers

The Business Analyst main role is to assess a company’s business needs and recommend solutions. However, when interviewing for a Business Analyst position, it is important to be prepared to provide good answers to common Business Analyst interview questions to express your fitness for the position. In this article we provide some of the most…

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Business Analyst Job Description

The role of the Business Analyst is increasing in importance within all types of organizations. Business Analysts work in various departments within these organizations to contribute to the growth and value of the enterprise in mostly every industry. The Role of the Business Analyst In today’s complex business environment, an organization’s adaptability, agility, and ability…

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