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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Section 7.6 - Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution
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
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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BABOK v3 Section 7.5 Summary - Define Design Options
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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