8 Tips For Implementing A Successful Business Intelligence Strategy

8 Tips For Implementing A Successful Business Intelligence Strategy

In order to keep your business competitive, drive growth, ensure continuous improvement and enhance profits, a Business Intelligence (BI) strategy is essential. But a BI strategy is not just about technology or choosing the right platform. Like any part of your business, BI requires strategy, planning, buy-in, execution and continuous review. In this blog post, we will look at the key steps to implementing a business intelligence strategy.

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5 Simple Ways BAs Can Avoid Repeating Mistakes From Past Projects

5 Simple Ways BAs Can Avoid Repeating Mistakes From Past Projects

Once you embark on a new business analyst job or project, chances are that you will try to avoid past mistakes and look for ways in which you can deliver better results. 

A lot can be said for this motivation. The beginning of a project is usually an opportunity for a fresh start. Regardless of how advanced your business analysis skills are, or how fine-tuned your business analysis process is, there is always room to do better. Guest post by Jason Hartman.

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Confirmation Bias: What BAs Can Learn From Data Scientists

Confirmation Bias: What BAs Can Learn From Data Scientists

When we have a strong belief about something or a bias towards a particular opinion, we consciously or unconsciously seek out evidence that validates what we already believe. When we come across contrary evidence, our default behaviour is to ignore it, diminish it or in some cases, conclude that it’s wrong prematurely without exploring its merits.

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Business Analysts & The Anchor Effect

Business Analysts & The Anchor Effect

Imagine a component in your car requires a fix. You approach your mechanic and he gives you a quote. This quote (assuming you’ve never had to pay for this part before and you have no prior knowledge of how much it costs) becomes the reference point from which you begin negotiation. This reference point is called an anchor and its effects can be seen in everyday situations.

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A Business Analyst's Guide To Managing Change Requests

A Business Analyst's Guide To Managing Change Requests

It’s common knowledge that people tend to resist change as much as they can. However, without change, there can’t be progress and BAs would certainly not have that much to do. When working on large projects, change requests from stakeholders are to be expected. Successful project managers and analysts know how to manage them without bringing the project to a standstill.

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What Every Business Analyst Should Know About Analyzing Complex Projects

What Every Business Analyst Should Know About Analyzing Complex Projects

The relentless pace of technological progress drives businesses to work on increasingly more complex projects. With this increased complexity comes new challenges and roadblocks that business analysts must learn to overcome.

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Knowledge Management In Business Analysis: Multiplying Human Potential

Knowledge Management In Business Analysis: Multiplying Human Potential

Who’s the one person in your team you simply can’t afford to lose? It’s okay - every business has one: some expert, savant, or otherwise indispensable worker who holds projects together like glue. People like these are called Subject Matter Experts. They are those from whom we elicit those requirements that are not always explicitly stated. These people are incredible assets—until they are no longer with the business…and then they become a liability. Guest Post By Edgar Wilson.

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