Six Sigma and the Business Analyst

I began my career at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young where doing business analysis and implementing large scale systems was my job. At that time, I just thought everyone intrinsically knew you had to understand the business and all the requirements before you begin designing a system (whether custom built or off the shelf). When […]

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Transitioning from Technical Writer to Business Analyst

With evolving economic and technological needs, career moves are practically universal in today’s job market. Some of these career moves are actually leaps, such as an accountant transitioning to become a nurse, but others are much closer jumps, such a technical writer or documentation specialist moving into the often similar business analyst’s role. Indeed, in […]

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The Rise of the Business Analyst — Again

When I got into the IT business years ago, I thought the business analyst was the most pivotal person in the whole profession. That was the person who was the bridge between business and technology, the one who could see and understand both sides and whose goal was to apply technology to support business initiatives […]

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Maintaining and Keeping Your Edge: 5 Tips to Landing a Job

In 2001 I found myself “in-transition”. A year prior I had accepted a position with a small Internet start-up firm in New Jersey. As the Dot Com bubble burst, I found myself without a job, as the company I worked for headed towards shuttering it’s doors. I was let go on September 5th, 2001. Six […]

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Objectives of management: mastering complexity

Do you feel that your work as a manager is getting more and more complicated? You are almost certainly right. In an increasingly complex world society, the advancing complexity of business management is inevitable. It’s been visible for at least four decades, and no doubt will continue indefinitely. You can follow one cause (and effect) […]

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