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Which Business Analysis Certificate Suits Your Business Analyst Career Need? – Part I (Entry Level)

When we started out in a career as a formal Business Analyst (BA), there wasn’t any certification required. This requirement did not go into effect until early 2000. Most of us learned the role of a Business Analyst on the job and by exploring reading materials (mainly from IEEE for the management requirement) and case …

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The importance of data repository in impact analysis

Handling the change in business processes is one of the most difficult tasks faced by the large corporates, as the impact of change is unpredicted even after the change management team follows the standard process diligently to measure the impact of change in business process. Thus, making it more tedious and time consuming leading to …

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Is Business Analysis Role Losing Its Shine?

During my mentoring sessions, I often come across the question – Is Business Analysis Role Losing Its Shine?  Well, No.  Contrarily, the business analyst roles are getting bigger, more sophisticated and more valuable in recent days. It is challenging for any organization to manage large size change without capable business analyst, program mangers and other key …

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Business Analysis: The Question and Answer Book (Sample Chapter- 1.2)

[vc_row gap=”20″ equal_height=”yes” css_animation=”fadeInUp”][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] Chapter – Introduction  1.2 The Business Analyst’s Role What is the Scope of business analyst role? The scope of a business analyst’s role can be broadly categorized into three main areas: Strategy Analysis Business Analysis IT System Analysis [Paul, Yeats et al. 2011] The following is a partial list of …

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BAT (Business Acceptance Test) Vs UAT (User Acceptance Test)

BAT (Business Acceptance Testing) and UAT (User Acceptance Testing) are both much misunderstood terms that often end up getting used interchangeably. However, the two have completely varying meanings. BAT (Business Acceptance Testing) is primarily focused on assessing the business requirement of an organization and deals with strategy. It is based on approach, dynamics, culture, information technology, statutory requirements, operational …

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Automated model-driven BPMN approach for Business Analyst

This is my review to research paper “Resource-based Modeling and Simulation of Business Processes” written by Andrea D’Ambrogio. It is an interesting research paper that explores the simulation-based analysis of business processes that covers all the phases in BP lifecycle, starting from design to execution and improvement to post implementation enhancement phases. The goal of the paper …

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Business Analysis: The Question and Answer Book

Change is an integral part of business and professional life. A successful professional is one who handles the change by responding to uncertain events effectively and preparing for the future known and unknown events well in advance. Business analysts helps businesses implement and manage the change effectively through systematic process. The primary goal of this book …

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Growth Talk Column in The Economic Times

Here is the some sample articles from “Right Solution” Column published in The Economic Times in 2012. [ngg_images source=”galleries” display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”240″ thumbnail_height=”160″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”1″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show slideshow]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]