Dashboard | EEP Update | Events | Sponsors March 2014
Volume 5 Issue 3
imageBusiness Analysis with Business Rules: Escape from Change Deployment Hell
A business manager at a very large health care organization recently confided to us that making a change to business rules of even moderate complexity took their organization 400 person-days over a 4-month period. That’s staggering. How could it be sustainable? Their organization, like many today, is living in change deployment hell.
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imageQuestions (and Answers) about Decision Modeling
I recently gave a webinar on Integrating Decision Modeling into your Requirements Process—you can watch the recording, download the PDF or read the transcript—and we had some great questions that I wanted to answer.
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image5 Leadership Secrets New BAs Need to Know
If you are just getting started in a new business analyst position, you might think that anything constituting leadership is a far way off in your career. The reality however, is quite different.
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IIBA Members are Talking
Discover the value of an IIBA® membership from IIBA members - check out the video now!
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Boring Meetings Suck - A Book Report
By Maureen McVey, CBAP, Head of Learning and Development, IIBA
Boring Meetings Suck: Get More Out of Your Meetings, or Get Out of More Meetings by Jon Petz is an entertaining, easy read with good suggestions.  Each chapter is called an Agenda.  My favourite chapter is Agenda 3 “How to Be a Meeting Superhero…in 10 Minutes or Less”. 

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Using the IIBA Business Analysis Competency Assessment to Prepare for Certification
By Maureen McVey, CBAP, Head of Learning and Development, IIBA
If you want to gain recognition for your business analysis knowledge and skills, consider earning a professional certification from International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). Applying for either the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA®) or the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) designation is a two-step process.
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Business Analysis Trends from Business Analysis Workshop Italy 2013, Part 4: BA Soft Skills
By Prassede Columbo, IIBA Italy Chapter President, CEO PMProjetti

In this article we report our reflections and discussions about the main required soft skill to be “the liaison” among stakeholders and to get stakeholders buy in, managing the emotional side for the reaction to change.   
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Call for Submissions: Best Practices fro Better Business Analysis Peer Reviewed Journal
By Paul Stapleton, Standards and Publications Manager, IIBA
I would like to thank all the authors and reviewers that have made the first year of Best Practices for Better Business Analysis™ such a success. We now have 13 peer reviewed articles, ranging from topics such as agile business analysis, process innovation, enterprise architecture, and personal motivations available for your reference and interest. As we enter our second year of publications, we are seeking to add to our team of authors and reviewers. 
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