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Volume 5 Issue 6
 
imageDo Business Analysts Solve of Avert Business Problems?
The widely accepted role of a Business Analyst is to solve business problems by using a structured methodology and analytical tool-set to define the problem, document the problem, and also act as a liaison between the business and information technology teams to deliver the end solution. But what if we take a step back and ask some fundamental questions about the nature of business problems which the Business Analyst is expected to solve? Can the Business Analyst avert a business problem instead of solving it?
 
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imageBusiness Analysts are System Analysts
We tend to think of the term "Business Systems Analyst" as a job title that is slightly more technical than that of a regular Business Analyst. Let's stop and think about that for a moment. First, let's hyphenate business and systems and recreate the term as Business-Systems Analyst. With this new hyphenated word we can argue that we analyse business-systems.
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Error Reduction, Productivity Increased, Customer Satrisfaction: Usability the Amazing Solution to Business Problems
We tend to think of the term "Business Systems Analyst" as a job title that is slightly more technical than that of a regular Business Analyst. Let's stop and think about that for a moment. First, let's hyphenate business and systems and recreate the term as Business-Systems Analyst. With this new hyphenated word we can argue that we analyse business-systems.
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There's Still Time to Review BABOK Guide v3
By Kevin Brennan Chief Business Analyst and Executive Vice President, IIBA

We are almost halfway through the BABOK® Guide v3 Public Review and the response has been impressive. More than 3400 people have registered, and IIBA® would like to thank everyone who has participated. It is great to see how engaged and active the BA community is in helping the international volunteer team develop version 3 of the globally recognized standard for the business analysis profession.
 
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Announcing New Titles in the IIBA Online Library
By Maureen McVey, Head of Learning and Development, IIBA
 
We have recently updated the IIBA® Online Library to be sure you have access to the current hot topics of interest to the BA community. Be sure to visit the Online Library and take a look around!

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Business Analysis in an Agile World
 
Best Practices for Better Business Analysis is a series of peer reviewed articles that provide you with tips, techniques, thoughts, and experience that will have a direct impact on your day-to-day practice of business analysis. Read the latest article, "Business Analysis in an Agile World". 
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