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4 September 2007

Carnival of Business Analysts #2; The Business Analyst and Quality

Welcome to the September 4, 2007 edition of the Carnival of Business Analysts. Thanks to the many contributors. Thanks also to the people who's posts I have added myself. Without furher do, read on and be educated.

CA presents Hey, where are the bugs anyway? posted at Atlantic Canada's Small Business Blog, saying, "How would you get from “It’s a buggy product” to “Hey, where are the bugs anyway?”"

edithyeung presents Steps You Must Take to Run a Successful Meeting and Say Goodbye to Boring Meetings posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act., saying "Successful meetings don’t happen by accident. It takes serious planning and thinking. With my 10 years experience running thousands of meetings, I have developed a few tips for meeting organizers."

Luke Houghton presents 5 ways to think strategically posted at Luke Houghton, saying, "This article discusses the importance of thinking strategically and illustrates 5 ways this can be done."

jonbab1 presents McDonald's Burgers and High-Quality Business Analysts posted at Jonathan Babock, saying, "The instructor of a training session I recently attended used an analogy that I liked. He asked whether we thought of McDonald’s as a high-quality restaurant. The question drew a few chuckles and, of course, most of us replied that we did not. He then went on to explain that, in fact, McDonald’s is a high-quality restaurant, and here’s why...."

Ben Yoskovitz presents The 4 Immutable Laws of Giving Great Proposals posted at Instigator Blog, saying, "Most projects start with proposals. Here are 4 laws to help you write better ones."

Renata Vincoletto presents > systemcall dot org » Product Development cycle posted at > systemcall dot org, saying, "At the beginning I thought that only small companies had dead locks on the development cycle but after going through several companies, big and smalls, commercial and academical, I see that the problem is everywhere."

Louise Manning presents He who fails to plan, plans to fail. posted at The Human Imprint, saying "How good are you at planning? Are you a thorough planner or the kind of person who thinks on their feet, maybe you are someone that falls somewhere in between?"

evelester presents Tips on making a Home Office Schedule posted at Home Biz Blogger, saying "These are general time management and effectiveness tips suitable for anyone who has to mnage their own time."

As usual CraigBrown has to have get inolved and offers several posts;

Lastly Kingsley Tagbo has offerred an article related to the first carival's theme of defining the role and getting into the BA career. He presents How To Become A Business Analyst posted at HOW TO LEARN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FAST OR GET A JOB EASILY.

And so that concludes this edition. Comments on what articles were good and what were not so good would be great so I can work on ensuring good quality.

As for Next Edition: I am thinking I will follow the BABOK themes as carnival topics over the next few months. So, next month's theme; Requirements Planning.

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