BABOK v3 Section 9.6 - Tools and Technology
By Sandi Byron Business Analysts use many tools and technologies in their activities.  Word processing tools are often used to document requirements.  While the developing of the requirements may include tools that allow for prototyping and simulation and other specialized tools that...
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BABOK v3 Section 9.5 - Interaction Skills
by Barbara Griffith   BABOK v3 section 9.5 - Interaction Skills (8.5 in V2) BABOK V3, 9.5 starts out resembling V2 8.5, but has two extra sections. Also, the understanding of the first three sections is broader in V3 than V2. The first  section in...
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BABOK v3 Section 9.4 - Communication Skills
by Barbara Griffith, CCBA   BABOK v3 section 9.4 - Communication Skills   In BABOK v2 Communication Skills are in 8.4 and are broken out a bit differently. The first skill in v2 in 8.4.1 is Oral Communications, and in v3 it's called Verbal in 9.4.1. In each...
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BABOK v3 Section 9.2 Summary - Behavioral Characteristics
By Sandi Byron   In BABOK v3, chapter 9 covers the Underlying Competencies (behaviors, characteristics, knowledge, and personal qualities) that support the practice of business analysis. In BABOK v2, this was chapter 8.   In previous newsletters, we discussed the Underlying...
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Glassdoor survey finds Business Analyst job in top 50 for first time
Business Analyst is ranked 43rd best job in 2017. See the article in the Denver Post
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BABOK v3 Section 9.3 Summary - Business Knowledge
by Barbara Griffith, CCBA   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 to become more effective and more valuable...
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BABOK v3 Section 9.1 Summary - Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
by Sandi Byron   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 professional.  ...
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BABOK v3 Section 8.5 Summary - Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value
by Barbara Griffith, CCBA   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 remedies for deficient performance...
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Business Analyst Job Search Tips
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?
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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