Top Blog Posts for Business Analysts: Week of March 16, 2015

Top Blog Posts for Business AnalystsLooking for some great reads on business analysis? Here is a roundup of the top blog posts I found this week. I hope you find them helpful!

1.How Much Data Is “Too Much”?: Adrian Reed deciphers how much data is really needed to make a decision commitment as a Business Analyst.

2. Do You Face Any of These Challenges As A Business Analyst?: This post by Stephanie Famuyide lists the common challenges that a Business Analyst will face in order to respond accordingly.

3.Good Meetings Create Shared Understanding, Not BRDs!: In this post, Angela Wick encourages and shows BAs the benefit of updating your approach to be more modern, flexible and collaborative.

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Top Blog Posts for Business Analysts: Week of March 2, 2015

BA_weekly_blog_postsLooking for some great reads on business analysis? Here is a roundup of the top blog posts I found this week. I hope you find them helpful!

1. Underlying Competencies: What the IIBA Wants from You : This post from Analyst Coach shows you how to be a successful business analyst through the three categories: “coachingfacilitation, and decision analysis”.

2.Advice for being a BA “Newbie” : Nick Johnson teaches you the do’s and don’ts in your first business analyst role.

3.Business Analysis Best Practices for Enhancements: Yelena Lyaunzon and Diane Donnelly discuss the importance of enhancements for a business analyst and the steps to take to enhance your organization’s processes.

 

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Top Blog Posts for Business Analysts: Week of February 16, 2015

Top Business Analysis blog postsLooking for some great reads on business analysis? Here is a roundup of the top blog posts I found this week. I hope you find them helpful!

  1. Are We Done Yet?…aka ‘Definition of Done’: Ryan Folster answers a tough question: how do you know when you are truly “done” with a project?
  2. What the 2015 Trends Mean for Business Analysis and Project Management: Elizabeth and Richard Larson expand on the seven BA trends they identified at the beginning of the year. How will they affect you and your practice?
  3. 6 Ways Business Analysts Minimize Project Rework: Laura Brandenberg shows how you can avoid as much project rework as possible, but still appreciate the benefits of revision.

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Top Blog Posts for Business Analysts: Week of February 2, 2015

Top Business Analysis Blog PostsLooking for some great reads on business analysis? Here is a roundup of the top blog posts I found this week. I hope you find them helpful!

  1. The Heart of Business Analysis Planning: StephFam of Business Analysis Learning outlines the questions that should be answered within your business analysis plan.
  2. 4 Interview Qs for Business Analysts in Product or Marketing: Leslie Stevens-Huffman offers ways respond in an interview if you are looking for a position that works closely with a Product or Marketing Manager.
  3. Business Analysis Strategies: How to Reduce Expenses: Teresa Bennett explores why effective communication is the first step in cost reduction. She then teaches you how to identify opportunities to reduce costs and satisfy stakeholders, without sacrificing efficiency.

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Top Blog Posts for Business Analysts: Week of January 19, 2015

Top Business Analyst Blog PostsLooking for some great reads on business analysis? Here is a roundup of the top blog posts I found this week. I hope you find them helpful!

  1. Question Everything About Your Business: 7 Candid Questions That Need To Be Asked: These questions expand on the SWAT analysis to help you gauge the success of your business strategy.
  2. Critical Thinking: Time is of the Essence!: Productivity means more than just checking items off your list. Kate McGoey explores the link between taking time for critical thinking and achieving larger organizational goals.
  3. Interaction Planning: Using a Structured Approach to Getting Better Results From Individuals, Teams, and Organizations: This article by Max Isaac appeared in the December newsletter for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). It outlines the progression from improving individual skills to building a competitive organization.

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