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Advance From Business Analyst to Business Architect

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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The wilderness between IT and business is our realm. We wrestle semantics and drive out definitions. We begin as Analysts and advance to Architects. We’re not strictly tech and we’re not strictly business. The definition of what we do is usually written in semi-tech language (we write requirements). But how do we write those requirements, […]

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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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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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