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BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT 101

Business Process Management (BPM) is a very important aspect in a business analysis discipline but unfortunately BPM is mainly synonymous with just business process modeling and creating ‘As-Is’ (Current State) and ‘To-Be’ (Future State) process flows. In this article, I would like to discuss BPM discipline and the differen...
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BUSINESS ANALYST IN A SCRUM ENVIRONMENT

Agile | Business Analysis | Requirements Analysis | Scrum Posted on May 28, 2016
  With the ‘Agile’ methodologies taking over the traditional ones, the most profound question that comes to any business analyst’s mind is “What’s my role in an agile environment where the focus is on delivering the software, in rapid succession, iteratively and incrementally, with minimal to zero documentation?”  Just a few weeks...
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LIFECYCLE OF AN INTERVIEW: FROM A BUSINESS ANALYST’S PERSPECTIVE

  An interview is not simply random set of questions thrown at an interviewee but in fact has its own lifecycle. A good designed interview goes through a set of structured phases with each phase focusing on different aspects such as knowledge on the topic, personality, behavioral traits, project, people skills, technical skills etc. It’s [&h...
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Role Of Tacit Knowledge In Business Analysis

Most of the business analysis work focuses on ‘Eliciting, analyzing, documenting, verifying and validating’ the requirements emanating from the explicit knowledge base. The lack of understanding of the tacit knowledge and failure in unearthing this knowledge base is where majority of projects fail. Because your customer’s didnR...
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Why Bother To Get Certified When You Are Already Employed And Working Successfully?

Certification Posted on January 24, 2016
I have come across many working professionals who are working as a ‘Business Analyst’ (BA) for years and have moved from Jr. BA to lead BA, Business Architects, Managers etc role but never bothered to earn a single certification in their career. Some claim that it’s worthless, some are just plain lazy and some are totally [&helli...
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