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Business Analyst Tip: Color Does Matter

The other day, a business analyst showed me some process flows which used a black font for text and dark orange and dark blue for the fill colors. The data looked something like this: lovely in design; impossible to read. My immediate reaction was to think about the colors—I found them …

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Bringing Creativity to Business Analysis

Being a business analyst, I think it is fair to say, is not the most creative profession out there. We do have opportunities to write clear requirements, create interesting PowerPoint presentations from time to time, and choose an ingenious font color scheme to make status reports exciting and readable. But …

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IIBA Endorsed Training Opportunities

Seilevel is kicking off 2013 with two training opportunities, one in New York and another in Iowa. We’ll be in each location for three days, and students can select from three classes (but we hope you’ll take all three). Locations/Dates: Des Moines: February 4-6 New York City: February 11-13 Los Angeles: …

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Joy Beatty at Better Software Conference West June 10-11

Joy Beatty will present June 10-11, 2012 at the Better Software Conference West. She’ll be part of the Business Analysis and Requirements Workshop, and will be participating in panels and presenting on Requirements Estimation (one of her most popular presentations) and Requirements Modeling. For those planning to attend Better Software …

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Visual Models for Software Requirements: Now Available on Amazon

Joy Beatty and Anthony Chen are co-authoring a book for Microsoft Press, and Visual Models for Software Requirements is now available for advance ordering on Amazon. This book will help business analysts, business analyst teams, and IT product managers apply best practices for capturing, analyzing, and implementing software requirements through …

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