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Analysts Anonymous

Informed comment for the BA and Business Change Community

Analysts Anonymous contains interesting articles, notices and general updates from contributors around the business world.

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Analysts Anonymous Spring 2017

Analysts Anonymous (Spring 2017)

This issue covers: Engineering Better Requirements, Balancing Team Resources, Business Analyst of the Year Award 2017, To be or not to be, Agile, Business Analysis Conference Europe and IIBA and KPMG Analyse the Analysts.

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Analysts Anonymous Summer 2016

Analysts Anonymous (Summer 2016)

This issue covers: Embedding New Practices, BAs Get Together (September Conference), The BA Career - Choice or Convenience?, One Might Want to Capture Them All* and Creativity and Innovation for BAs.

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Analysts Anonymous Spring 2016

Analysts Anonymous (Spring 2016)

This issue covers: Creative Hiring, State of the BA Nation, Change Begins With Me, Are you a Business Analyst? and the Effective Computer.

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Analysts Anonymous Spring 2015

Analysts Anonymous (Spring 2015)

This issue covers: Building "Brand Me", Embedding Lean in Skipton Building Society, The Business Alchemist, Business Analyst Conference Europe 2015 and Candidate Retention.

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Analysts Anonymous Winter 2014

Analysts Anonymous (Winter 2014)

This issue covers: Understanding the business problem, The BA practice manager view of recruitment, The indispensable BA and the surprising truth that you work in sales and Grow your own business analysts.

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Analysts Anonymous Summer 2014

Analysts Anonymous (Summer 2014)

This issue covers: 10 tips for writing better requirements, the BA Practice Manager view of recruitment: Candidate Attraction, Business Analysis Conference Europe, Why CIOs need Business Analysts, Business Analyst of the Year 2014, Evaluating the maturity of a business analysis practice.

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Analysis Anonymous Winter/Spring 2014

Analysts Anonymous (Winter/Spring 2014)

This issue covers: Leading and Running a BA Practice, Business Analysis - the Third Wave, The BA Parent - an argument for early involvement, Business Analysis - leading by default and BAs at the Top Table.

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Analysts Anonymous Summer 2013

Analysts Anonymous (Summer 2013)

This issue covers: the introverted analyst, the Expert BA Award, Business Architecture, Facilitative Leadership, BA of the Year 2013, Twitter for BAs, the Business Analysis Conference Europe 2013 and the laws for mind maps.

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Analysts Anonymous Spring 2013


This issue covers selling for business analysts, project analysis costs, package at the sharp end - a John Lewis case study, the courage to ask, the annual IIBA survey 2012 and the iterative business analyst.

Analysts Anonymous Almanac

Analysts Anonymous Almanac (2002 - 2012)

A decade of informed comment for the BA and Business Change Community.

A compilation of Analysts Anonymous articles and editorials penned by leading business analysts and commentators.

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Analysts Anonymous Spring 2012

Analysts Anonymous (Spring 2012)

This issue covers: State of the Nation - UK IIBA Business Analysis Survey 2011 - Business Intelligence - another role for the BA? - The Required Skills of the Expert Business Analysts - Business Analysis Conference Europe - Business Analyst of the year 2012 - Good BAs - nature or nuture?

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Analysts Anonymous Autumn 2011

Analysts Anonymous (Autumn 2011)

This issue covers: Business Analysis: A Coat of Many Colours - Why Recognise the Expert BA?- An Enlightened Contractor- A Process is a Promise- The BA and the Job Interview- The 4 Essential Ps for Innovation- Business Analyst of the Year 2011.

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Analysts Anonymous Spring 2011

Analysts Anonymous (Spring 2011)

This issue covers: Bring Clarity, Creativity and Engagement to your Business Analysis Work - Business Analyst of the Year 2011 - Business Analysis Conference Europe 2011 - The Challenge of E-learning - The Importance of Relationships - View from the Bridge - BA Career Structures - Using Words & Pictures to Tell the Whole Story - The Midlands BA Forum - BA Summit 2010/2011.

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Analysts Anonymous Winter 2010

Analysts Anonymous (Winter 2010)

This issue covers: BA Conference Part 1: Business Analysis as a Learning Process - Nobody Knows Your Business Like Your Own Business Analysts - BA Conference Part 2: Career Path and Qualifications Panel Discussion - Is Business Analysis a Profession Yet? - UK IIBA Business Analyst of the Year 2010.

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Analysts Anonymous Summer 2010

Analysts Anonymous (Summer 2010)

This issue covers: Get the audience you deserve - The BA role on Agile teams - Seminar Summary: Agile and the role of the BA - Inheriting a team.

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Analysts Anonymous Spring 2010

Analysts Anonymous (Spring 2010)

This issue covers: Business Analysts and Project Managers: Working Together - Three Ways to Make Requirements-Gathering More Effective - Business Analysis and Project Management, Roles and Inter-relationship - news of the 2010 BA of the Year Award.

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Analysts Anonymous Winter 2009

Analysts Anonymous (Winter 2009)

This issue covers: How to be innovative when building business requirements - Qualifications in business analysis (by Paul Turner - Director AssistKD) - Establishing a BA community - Can we do without business analysts? - Stop press: BA of the Year Award (sponsored by AssistKD).

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Analysts Anonymous Summer 2009

Analysts Anonymous (Summer 2009)

This issue covers: Building a business analysis capability at the Pru - BA as internal consultant (part 2) - Business Analyst of the year (sponsored by AssistKD) - So you want to be a business analyst?

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Analysts Anonymous Spring 2009

Analysts Anonymous (Spring 2009)

This issue covers: Tune in to get the best out of a mixed bunch - BA career planning: the Watson model - The BA as internal consultant (part1) - How persuasive is your writing?

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Analysts Anonymous Summer 2008

Analysts Anonymous (Summer 2008)

This issue covers: Business analysis re-engineering: a reality check - Credibility and business analysis (by Debra Paul - Managing Director AssistKD) - Skandia: evolution of a BA team.

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Analysts Anonymous Winter 2008

Analysts Anonymous (Winter 2008)

This issue covers: Get me a good business analyst - Business analysts and the UML - Matrix management versus traditional management.

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Analysts Anonymous Summer 2007

Analysts Anonymous (Summer 2007)

This issue covers: IT-enabled business change - Business analysis for softies - The problem of requirements - Business analysis: it's not just about requirements (by James Cadle - Director AssistKD).

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Analysts Anonymous Spring 2007

Analysts Anonymous (Spring 2007)

This issue covers: Business Analyst: Friend or Foe? - Getting it right first time - Adding value to projects.

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