Tag Archive | "Business Analysis"

What does a Business Analyst do?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Something that I’ve actually been asked while pitching for work is “What does a Business Analyst actually do?”. While I won the work in that instance, I was never happy with the answer that I gave at the time. I managed to babble something out about how a BA was the bridge between IT and […]

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Six Sigma and the Business Analyst

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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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

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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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

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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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

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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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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