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The Business Analyst as Strategist by Kathleen B. Hass

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Chapter 7

Evolving from Business Analyst toBusiness Strategist

In This Chapter:

  • Self-education

  • Professional Associations

  • Experience

  • Training and Accreditation

  • Mentoring

Sometimes it is tempting—and even necessary—to invest heavily in IT-enabled business processes designed merely to sustain the business. However, while some of these investments are necessary or even critical, investing only in continuous sustenance is a failing business strategy. The current fast-changing business environment requires that a much larger portion of investments in projects be aimed at innovation and business growth. It is through value-based portfolio management that organizations are unlocking the value of business improvement and IT investments.

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