Shilan Karia

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4 Ways a Follower Can Become a Leader

These fundamental skills and abilities are what it takes to become a solid leader.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and</i> …

11 Smart Personal Finance Blogs You Should Read This Year | Inc.com

Even though I'm a financial planner, I still pay close attention to the financial advice and opinions of the smartest money experts all over the web. Why? Because no matter how money-savvy you are, there's always something more you can learn.<p>If you're looking for a way to become financially …

Personal Finance

The Top 50 Developer Tools of 2017

It's the moment you've been waiting for! Well, it's the one we've been waiting for, anyway. It's the 4th annual StackShare Awards! 🎉<p>This is your …

What enterprises will focus on for digital transformation in 2018

Up until this year, organizations could often afford to overlook the bigger picture for various digital upgrades, improvements, and modernization. In …

Customer Experience

Is Google Street View The Next Big Census Tool?

Stanford researchers create a new method for demographic data that uses AI and Google Street View.<p>Drive through an unfamiliar neighborhood, and you can probably tell at a glance whether it votes Democrat or Republican just based on the numbers of sedans versus trucks parked along the street.<p>That …

Best Movies For Lessons In Management

Have you ever watched a movie and asked “what can I learn about managing and business from this film” even when that is not the main purpose of the …

Repair halts natural gas spew from Alaska undersea pipeline

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Divers have placed a clamp over a hole in an underwater Alaska pipeline, stopping the flow of millions of cubic feet of …

Easy Customer Success Playbooks You Can Quickly Automate

These days, the practice of Customer Success finds itself at an interesting crossroad. The importance and responsibility of the field are growing, …

Why you Need a Product Analytics Playbook

When it comes to successfully implementing a data-informed approach to product analytics, it’s easy to find lists of tips and tactics. It’s much …

Winners and Losers in Australia's Earnings Season

George Boubouras, chief investment officer at Contango Asset Management, discusses earnings season in Australia, his outlook for commodities and the …

Getting Back to Basics: Asking the Right Questions

Maybe it’s time to get back to the basics behind requirements and why we need them. In this 3-piece article series, we are getting back to the basics …

Definition-of-Done - Are We There Yet? Part-1

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Project Management

Redesigning Business Processes using Product-Based Design

The PBD starts with examining the end-product data elements and associated business rules. The BA team then uses this information to redesign a …

20 Principles Of Business Process Improvement

Companies undertake process improvement efforts for numerous reasons. If a company is vying to attract investors for example, it must have its ducks …

What is Data Mapping?

A <b>Data Mapping Specification</b> is a special type of data dictionary that shows how data from one information system maps to data from another …

The Glossary: A Gateway to Clear Requirements and Communication

A <b>Glossary</b> is a deliverable that documents terms that are unique to the business or technical domain. A glossary is used to ensure that all …

15 Quick Tips For Modelling Business Processes

Business Process Modelling is a technique, one that comes with standards that are understandable to stakeholders if presented in the right form but …

End-to-End UML: Use Case Specification

A UML Use Case is an atomic system function with a well-defined and standardized specification, which is performed by or o behalf of a system user or …

Process Mapping: Key Success Factors You Should Know About

Our team recently completed a project that involved documenting As-is processes. The objective was to create a central repository of processes to …

Business Analyst | Strategy Spotlight: 8 Common Strategic Planning Mistakes You're Making

1. Not knowing what it means to be strategic<p>Not everyone knows what it means to be strategic. To be strategic means you have to get clear on the …

Business Analyst | Fill Your Business Analyst Toolbox

Here’s an example. The mechanic gets a call during business hours, sometimes on weekends, from a customer requesting a need or want. What is the …

Business Analyst | Business Analysts Should Focus on Desirability to Deliver Products Customers Value

Windows 8 was a product that solved a problem that Microsoft invented. No one wanted a touchscreen laptop that had the same interface as a Windows …

Product Management

Business Analyst | Strategy Spotlight: 5 Questions Business Analysts Should Have in Their Question Inventory

I think it is great when people ask me questions. Often it means I get to ask questions back to gain clarity and insight into the real issue. There …

User Stories Best and Worst Practices

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p>Summary<p>This presentation got …

12 small lifestyle habits you can adopt to save more money

Do you drop $10 to $15 on fast-casual lunches every day? Are you quick to buy something you don't actually need? Do you make purchases to keep up with the same level of luxury your friends enjoy?<p>These seemingly small habits, and many more, could be keeping you from saving hundreds, even thousands, …

Personal Finance

Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

Neuroscience Says These Are the 8 Best Ways to Build Trust in the Workplace | Inc.com

It's the foundation behind the happiest marriages and the intangible quality that makes the best teams click. Put simply, it's the key ingredient to all successful relationships.<p>It's called trust.<p>But how do you really gain another person's trust?<p>Paul J. Zak, professor of economics, psychology, and …

The Brain

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Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit | Inc.com

When we resolve to be more resilient and mentally strong, we often adopt a militaristic "tough it out" approach. That is, we believe the more we put our noses to the grindstone and endure, the stronger and grittier we'll become. Picture: a Marine slogging through the mud, or a football player …

Productivity