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A Bird's Eye View on the Business Analysis Landscape

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A Bird's Eye View on the Business Analysis Landscape - Are you prepared for the future of Business Analysis? 3 Key Perspectives to help you ahead...
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Changes introduced to the way we do business by companies such as Uber and AirBnB is having an affect on the role of the Business Analyst. We need to start trying to define what exactly this affect is and get ourselves ready to prepare to adapt and be agile with our Business Analysis careers in order to remain effective.

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Your FREE Article - The One Managerial Mistake That Kills The Growth Of Business Analysts...

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Free Article about "The One Managerial Mistake That Kills The Growth of Business Analysts"

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The One Managerial Mistake That Kills The Growth of Business Analysts.

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Business Requirement | 3 Essential Attributes to Know

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The Business Requirement has 3 essential attributes that a BA must know to manage requirements well. It is just like a computer game, how well do you play?
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Business Analysis Methodology | What is this and is it real?

Business Analysis Methodology | What is this and is it real? | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Is there such a thing as a Business Analysis Methodology? Learn about the Traditional Waterfall & Agile Methodologies & how Business Analysis fits into it.
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Business Analyst Education | Can You Fake It?

Business Analyst Education | Can You Fake It? | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Do you need a Business Analyst Education to be a Business Analyst? Is "fake it, till you make it" an option? Learn about Business Analysis and its future.
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Business Process Model 101 | How to draw a Process Map?

Business Process Model 101 | How to draw a Process Map? | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Business Process Model 101 is a short and simplistic explanation for how to draw a Process Map as a Business Analyst with an example. Learn more.
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IIBA CCBA and CBAP | Which certification should you do?

IIBA CCBA and CBAP | Which certification should you do? | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
IIBA CCBA and CBAP ® – Which Business Analysis Certification should you do? There are considerations not commonly known. Read more.
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This is a great summary of the different Business Analysis Certification options offered by the IIBA.

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The secrets about workshop facilitation that no one tells you |

The secrets about workshop facilitation that no one tells you | | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt like your requirements workshop is not going very well or feels a bit “run of the mill”? There are a few key secrets that every good
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Some good secrets to ensure effective people management within a workshop environment.

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Secrets to Non Verbal Communication with Stakeholders |

Secrets to Non Verbal Communication with Stakeholders | | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Non-verbal communication is one of the best-kept secrets when it comes to building a strong relationship with your stakeholders.
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Fresh new look at Stakeholder Relationship Building 

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7 Tips for a Great Business Analysis Resume Cover Letter |

7 Tips for a Great Business Analysis Resume Cover Letter | | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
7 Tips for a Great Business Analysis Resume Cover Letter to help you get the Business Analysis job the first time.
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Many people overlook the importance of writing a specific and effective resume cover letter. This blog article highlights the key things to do to ensure you are not one of those people...

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3 Traps All Business Analysts Fall Into At Least Once!

3 Traps All Business Analysts Fall Into At Least Once! | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt like your business analysis career is standing still? These are common career traps we all fall into at least once in our careers.
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Have you ever in your Business Analysis career fallen into these traps?

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I have experienced this in my Business Analysis career - have you?

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Business Process Maps

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Business Process Maps explained in easy terms with easy references. Complete training. For an organisation or for the individual looking to fasttrack their careers.

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Great resources for all Business Analysts!

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Keeping an overview is essential and to keep it constantly under review. How are these interrealtionships really working? 

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BAE area a great site as well, deffo check them out

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Many thanks Esta and Stephanie! I am really chuffed with your approval!, Best wishes, Martha
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Goffin's Cockatoos Can Solve Complex Mechanical Problems, Study Shows

Goffin's Cockatoos Can Solve Complex Mechanical Problems, Study Shows | Business Analysis | Scoop.it

In a recent study, 10 untrained Goffin’s cockatoos faced a puzzle box showing a nut behind a transparent door secured by a series of five different interlocking devices, each one jamming the next along in the series. To retrieve the nut the birds had to first remove a pin, then a screw, then a bolt, then turn a wheel 90 degrees, and then shift a latch sideways.

One bird, called Pipin, cracked the problem unassisted in less than two hours, and several others did it after being helped either by being presented with the series of locks incrementally or being allowed to watch a skilled partner doing it.

 

The study authors were interested in the birds’ progress towards the solution, and on what they knew once they had solved the full task. The scientists found that the birds worked determinedly to overcome one obstacle after another even though they were only rewarded with the nut once they had solved all five devices. They suggest that the birds seemed to progress as if they employed a ‘cognitive ratchet’ process: once they discovered how to solve one lock they rarely had any difficulties with the same device again. This is consistent with the birds having a representation of the goal they were pursuing.

 

After the cockatoos mastered the entire sequence, the scientists investigated whether the birds had learnt how to repeat a sequence of actions or instead responded to the effect of each lock.

 

“After they had solved the initial problem, we confronted six subjects with so-called ‘transfer tasks’ in which some locks were re-ordered, removed, or made non-functional. Statistical analysis showed that they reacted to the changes with immediate sensitivity to the novel situation,” explained lead author Dr Alice Auersperg from Vienna University.

 

“The birds’ sudden and often errorless improvement and response to changes indicates pronounced behavioral plasticity and practical memory. We believe that they are aided by species characteristics such as intense curiosity, tactile exploration techniques and persistence: cockatoos explore surrounding objects with their bill, tongue and feet. A purely visual explorer may have never detected that they could move the locks,” said senior author Dr Auguste von Bayern of Oxford University.


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Are we as effective as Business Analysts when it comes to Problem Solving? An off the beaten track article about problem solving skills of Cockatoos.

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Business Requirements Meeting | 8 Steps with Examples

Business Requirements Meeting | 8 Steps with Examples | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
The first Business Requirements Meeting for a Business Analyst is sometimes daunting. Follow these 8 steps with example questions for meeting success.
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Very useful information for a beginner Business Analyst faced with their first requirements elicitation meeting.
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Junior Business Analyst | First 5 Steps To Take

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Junior Business Analyst - The first 5 steps to take when you are assigned to a new project. Where to start? What to do? Who to talk to? Read more...
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Business Analyst Career Path Options | 7 Great Options

Business Analyst Career Path Options | 7 Great Options | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Business Analyst Career Path options have not always been well defined. Here is a description of 7 different career path options for Business Analysts.
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Business Analysis Resume | Is Yours Representing You Well?

Business Analysis Resume | Is Yours Representing You Well? | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Your Business Analysis Resume is your only representation when you start looking for a Business Analyst role. Learn how you can create a great BA resume here
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Business Requirements Document | Content Still Relevant?

Business Requirements Document | Content Still Relevant? | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Is the Business Requirements Document still a relevant Business Analysis artifact? What is included in a Business Requirements document template? Learn more
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Business Requirements Meeting | 8 Steps with Examples

Business Requirements Meeting | 8 Steps with Examples | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
The first Business Requirements Meeting for a Business Analyst is sometimes daunting. Follow these 8 steps with example questions for meeting success.
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A great primer for first time Business Analysts

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Your BA Profile Report - do the FREE Test today.

Your BA Profile Report - do the FREE Test today. | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Do the test and receive a FREE 8-page BA Profile Report
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Do you sometimes wonder what your next step is in your Business Analysis Career? This is a great quiz that determines where you are at in terms of whether you are - a senior, an experienced, a generalist or a team leader…..great FREE report too! Enjoy!

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Variety, the Spice of a Business Analyst's Life |

Variety, the Spice of a Business Analyst's Life | | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Part of the reason why some people still struggle with what it means to be a Business Analyst is because it is a very diverse career by definition...
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A great explanation of the Business Analysis role...

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5 Tips to Guarantee High Quality Business Requirements |

5 Tips to Guarantee High Quality Business Requirements | | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
How to ensure your requirements are high Quality Business Requirements.
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A good overview of what is important when you write business requirements. The quality of business requirements are often not as good as it should be, this article helps to remedy that!

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3 Traps All Business Analysts Fall Into At Least Once!

3 Traps All Business Analysts Fall Into At Least Once! | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt like your business analysis career is standing still? These are common career traps we all fall into at least once in our careers.
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I have experienced this in my Business Analysis career - have you?

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Have you ever in your Business Analysis career fallen into these traps?

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Flowchart is … | What is this ? - Top definitions

Flowchart is … | What is this ? - Top definitions | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Flowcharts are used in analyzing, designing, documenting or managing a process or program in various fields. A flowchart is described as “cross-functional” when the page is divided ...

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A great page with the essentials around flow chart or process maps. Have a look a these great examples and the simple explanations... enjoy!

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Business Analysis For Dummies - Free eBook Share

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eBook Free Download: Business Analysis For Dummies | PDF, EPUB | ISBN: 1118510585 | 2013-07-29 | English | PutLocker

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Business Analysis for Dummies...now that will be a handy book for many of us!

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Zoe Mckearney's curator insight, May 6, 2015 7:30 PM

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Best BA book

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