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Volume 5 Issue 9
imageWhy Model Business Processes?
Understanding how work is done within an organization is very important in deciding change. To do this, business analysts may use a model to see how business processes work within a business unit.
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imageWhat Makes a Good Business Analyst?
I have seen a fair few people who seem bad at the job of business analyst, and yet nobody knows why. When you look at those constituents, they tick all the boxes: well-presented professional, well-spoken, knowledge of process design, ability to write documents etc. Everything seems to be there, yet there is something missing and it shows in the way that people describe and relate to such individuals. What could that be?
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imageDeveloping a Common Voice and View of Enterprise Architecture
To address the evolution of the practice of Enterprise Architecture (EA), the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO) has released a new document entitled, “A Common Perspective on Enterprise Architecture". The purpose of the new document is to be the first international consensus on Enterprise Architecture.
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Reshaping the Future: President's Message
By Stephen Ashworth, President and CEO, IIBA

Over the last few months, our team has been focused on making improvements to the overall alignment of resources and structure of the global IIBA® staff and organization. The reason for this is simple: IIBA is embarking on an exciting future that will bring with it enhanced value for its Members and Chapters.   
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IIBA Announces Board Appointment
The Board of Directors of IIBA® is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Augello as the new Chair of the Board of Directors and Ken Fulmer as Vice Chair. 

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Book Report: Business Analysis and Leadership - Influencing Change by Penny Pullan and James Archer
By Maureen McVey, Head of Learning and Development, IIBA
Business analysts are often referred to as “change agents” and business analysis plays an important part in any change initiative. Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing Change encourages business analysts to take a leadership role in managing change by analyzing the current state and using innovation to work strategically toward the future state.
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Recap of the Requirements, Elicitation, Planning, Anlaysis and Communication Framework Webinar
On August 12, 2014, IIBA® hosted a presentation by Perry McLeod on his Requirements Elicitation, Planning, Analysis, and Communication Framework (REPAC©).  Although still in its early design, this model generated much excitement amongst the business analyst community. More than 1200 professionals registered and over 600 attended. 
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Best Practices for Better Business Analysis

Analyzing business information is the first and also the weakest link in the business analysis supply chain. Traditionally, emphasis is placed on business processes rather than on business information. “Business Concept Mapping for Better Communication and Scoping” describes a pragmatic combination of design thinking and concept mapping to support the business analysis process. 

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