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Define your business processes with flowcharts

I like Visio. In the software development world, it’s a staple. But most business people don’t need (or want) Visio to define business (and personal) processes with a flowchart. There are many online tools that will allow you to create flowcharts for business processes. One tool that is completely free and fairly easy to use […]

Some common business assumptions, according to Purdue

Below, you can download a Purdue University Cooperative Extension, Knowledge to Go whitepaper published in May of 2005 (according to the date mark) that names some common business assumptions. Though the whitepaper is almost vintage at this point, the information in it is still quite valid. It’s interesting to note that though this information has […]

Business analyst leadership qualities

In my previous post, I said I would create a matrix showing how [expanded] business analyst competencies and leadership qualities can be considered together in order to understand business analyst leadership qualities. Instead, I created a mind map in WiseMapping, a free online mind mapping tool that can also be easily downloaded. (I didn’t spend […]

To be a business analyst leader, learn to lead yourself first

In a previous post, I wrote that business analysts can be leaders if they display leadership qualities. (The qualities of a leader vary according to the source, but this slideshow by Entrepreneur Magazine is a great compilation.) If a BA is in a Product Owner role, that BA should definitely be acting a leader. The […]

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