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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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Business Analysis – Competencies, Techniques and Tools

Business analyst will have to use many techniques and tool to perform his role in business analysis domain. These techniques and tool support or enhance his performance. However, merely using techniques and tools will not make one a successful business analyst as one needs clear concept about business need and possible solution. The usage of …

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What is Business Analysis?

Business analysis is the process of understanding current state (as-is) and defining future state (to-be), and strategy of implementing the future state through change management and requirement management. As per the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) Guide version 3.0, “Business analysis is the practice …

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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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Business Analysis vs Business Intelligence

There is significant difference between Business Analysis (BA) and Business Intelligence(BI) because BA has larger scope as it is application to all types of projects (including BI) where as BI covers only software applications used to analyze an organization’s raw data (data mining, analysis and reporting related project) to make effective decisions. Business Analysis: “A …

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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″]