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BABOK v3 section 9.3 - Business Knowledge
01/14/2018
by Barbara Griffith, CCBA   BABOK v3 section 9.3 - Business Knowledge In our ongoing comparison of BABOK V2 and V3, we continue to see a greater emphasis on looking beyond the boundaries of the present organization and ahead in time as a way for business analysts...
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View from the BABOK v3 - Section 9.1
12/15/2017
by Sandi Byron   BABOK v3 section 9.1 In BABOK v3, Chapter 9 is a discussion of the underlying competencies which the BA needs to understand and practice.  This includes the behaviors, characteristics, knowledge, and the persona qualities of the BA...
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View from the BABOK v3 - Section 8.5
11/13/2017
by Barbara Griffith, CCBA   BABOK v3 section 8.5   Section 8.5 is about the task 'Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value'. BABOK V3 8.5 maps to 7.6 in V2. Both versions discuss how to evaluate a deployed solution and discuss possible outcomes and...
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Business Analyst Job Search Tips
11/05/2017
by Heidi McLaughlin, CBAP, VP Education   Since I recently went through two major job searches in one year, I  thought it would be helpful to share my experience and my learnings. My position was eliminated from the company where I had been for 16 years. This was good because it...
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Can't Make It to the Chapter Meeting?
08/24/2017
Unable to attend a chapter meeting in person?  No worries!  You can also listen in by phone or through your local device! Here's the information you will need to dial in. Dial-in Number (United States): (515) 739-1015  Access Code: 642-869-993 If you would like to listen...
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Section 7.6 - Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution
08/14/2017
Section 7.6 - Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution Chapter 7 - Requirements Analysis and Design Definition  by Sandi Byron, VP Marketing For each design option, the project team will want to estimate the potential value versus the costs related to the solution so as to...
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President's Letter
08/14/2017
President's Letter by Phil Baker, Chapter President I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer and is ready to finish the last quarter strong. This past week the board got together to discuss what our chapters value proposition  is to its members. As someone who is new to the profession...
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View from the BABOK®
07/19/2017
Section 7.5 Define Design Options BABOK V3's 7.5, Define Design Options combines V 2's Determine Solution Approach (5.3), Assess Proposed Solution (7.1), and Allocation Requirements (7.2). The purpose is to define the solution approach, identify opportunities for business improvement,...
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Can't Make It to the Chapter Meeting?
07/18/2017
Unable to attend a chapter meeting in person?  No worries!  You can also listen in by phone or through your local device! Here's the information you will need to dial in. Dial-in Number (United States): (605) 472-5814  Access Code: 642-869-993 If you would like to listen in...
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Congratulations!
07/09/2017
Congratulations to our Board Members, newly elected through June 2019!  Come meet Phil Baker, our new President at our July meeting, along with returning board members Sandi Byron and Heidi McLaughlin. And we still have a need for our new VP of Events. This person would be responsible for...
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