7 Key Ways A Business Process Analyst Can Improve Your Company’s Output

7 Key Ways A Business Process Analyst Can Improve Your Company’s Output

To remain significant as a business, you need to make existing processes efficient and lean. Of course, processes are inherent in every organization, but they can be cumbersome and not achieve their set goals if not executed the right way or you don't have the required resources to spearhead process change efforts. Guest Post By Owen McGab Enaohwo

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Tips For Business Analyst Job Hunting

Tips For Business Analyst Job Hunting

There are few things in life more daunting than hunting for a new job. Heart palpitations while in front of a panel of interviewers and trying to present yourself in the best possible light is difficult enough as it is, even without knowing that you’re just one of dozens—if not hundreds—of candidates.  

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What BAs Can Learn About Avoiding Conflict At The Workplace

What BAs Can Learn About Avoiding Conflict At The Workplace

One possible reason workplace conflicts are so common is the inability of people who are responsible for handling them to deal with conflicts as well as they should. What are some of the most important conflict-resolution strategies and techniques that managers and non-managers alike can use to avoid conflicts at the workplace? Here's a list that every BA can learn from.

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How Agile & Lean Practices Affect Business Analysts

How Agile & Lean Practices Affect Business Analysts

The role of business analysts can be aligned with agile practices in a way that benefits everyone involved. BAs who have been recently thrust in an agile environment should familiarize themselves with the principles and practices of agile, and go the extra mile to develop competencies that go beyond what is expected of them on traditional or waterfall-based projects.

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New To Business Analysis? Your Questions Answered...

New To Business Analysis? Your Questions Answered...

A blog visitor contacted me last week and wanted answers to some questions relating to business analysis. Here's an excerpt of my response. If there's any question you would like answered, please leave a comment below and I'll try to get your response out as soon as I can!

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Most Common Mistakes Of Rookie BAs And How To Avoid Them

Most Common Mistakes Of Rookie BAs And How To Avoid Them

Dale Turner, an American songwriter and rock musician, once said that some of the most memorable lessons we will ever learn are from past mistakes. As a new BA, there’s a world of possible mistakes though not all mistakes need to be made if they can be anticipated and prevented. Here are some examples of common mistakes every BA should be aware of and avoid:

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A List Of Free Business Writing Courses You Should Explore

A List Of Free Business Writing Courses You Should Explore
Words are a lens to focus one’s mind – Ayn Rand

Business Writing is extremely important for almost all professions. Effective communication involves deciding when it is appropriate to send an email, organize a meeting or prepare a presentation. Whatever the case, business writing is extremely important to becoming a successful professional. Here are some free course materials online you can use to improve your writing skills:

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Career Change Tips: From Software Development To Business Analysis

Career Change Tips: From Software Development To Business Analysis

I’ve received several enquiries from Software Developers who want to move into the business analyst field. What are the challenges in accomplishing this and how can they be overcome? How can a software developer successfully become a business analyst without being drawn back to their former role whenever the company nears some big deadline and needs developers quickly? This article addresses key career transition questions that developers should have answers to.

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The Business Rules Analyst Job Description

The Business Rules Analyst Job Description

Businesses that make decisions without proper rules in place to guide their decision-making are much more likely to miss achieving their goals. To avoid this, companies hire dedicated business rules analysts.

Let’s take a closer look at the role of a business rules analyst and what exactly business rules are.

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