Monday, November 19, 2012

Business Analyst Task NOV192012

Getting on Board!
It’s getting curious day-to-day binding with the title as a Business Analyst. You know that how the possibilities are for a BA and either the limitations, it’s definite task of a BA to decide upon the boundaries of the software that can actually be delivered to customers besides their requirements. Yes, despite all the various brain storming sessions to the stake holder meetings it’s always the BA who actually has to resonate and pipes the project to existence. It’s a lime light show where actually the essence of a BA is felt. Today was a complete different day at office, as earlier I was discussing upon the naïve BI tool, I am going to take the total ownership and represent the BA role for the upcoming version of the BI tool.
As getting on board I was to finalize the complete documentation along brain storming and conceptualization hand in hand with the architecture board. Software requirements and methodologies are ever changing as ever growing, I was looking over the internet to get the update on the available strategies for software re-engineering, since our naïve BI was on version upgrade. I realized that the Software validation tools, testing tools along the V-Shaped SDLC would be the best suit to proceed with the development and other modules. This is because we had a lot of varieties of bugs in all our previous releases and at the client implementations too. The V model along with retrace ability matrix testing would help us get a full pledged output bringing down the bug history to an extent.
Okay I have downloaded few SRS and FRD’s to jet start the project update you often on the tasks I am hooking with, and good luck to me.

See you guys!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Business Analyst Task BATNOV172012

How would you prefer to do an analysis over the sales people? I had a short of data, not even piled up for over a year period. This was indeed tough for me to get over since forecasting was definitely an indefinite solution for now. I had to google over the net to find the relation or the actual formulae to get a clear shot in-order to proceed ahead with the forecasting. To my luck there were some handfuls depicts to sort the problem out. First and foremost I had to find the sales team and later sales rep, following region, brand and all other stuffs associated to the forecast, after getting all the relevant data that has meet the prerequisite I had to work with the formulae, though sales forecast often relies on the forgoing events rather than present data I on my own worked on few constants depicting the picture of the future and applied it to the Total Sales Amount by .05, .08 and .15 variances. Let’s say if Total Sales Amount for the fiscal year is resulting at $400000 and Net profit of $35000 I am looking at the Total Sales Amount as a predictable event and applying it to my constants
(i)                 Sales forecast @ 0.05 %
=(((400000*0.05)/100)*100) + Total Sales Amount
(ii)               Sales forecast @ 0.08%
=(((400000*0.08)/100)*100) + Total Sales Amount

(iii)             Sales forecast @ 0.15%
=(((400000*0.15)/100)*100) + Total Sales Amount

Over the above case I would consider the constants as a dynamic value which is dependable upon the client to choose their forecasting based on the previous trends. This forecasting is only a blind analysis I tried to perform over the naïve BI tool I was exploring with. There are lot more features that need to be unlocked using the daily day-to-day mathematical and statistical methods to make this BI tool and outstanding one in the market.
Keep you guys updated on the forefront development on the BI I am exploring with. Good bye for now.
Waiting suggestions. Bye 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Business Analyst Task Code: BATNOV162012

I got an opportunity to explore one of my company’s native products which is a Business Intelligence tool. Since I am already familiar with few of BI tools such as Qlikview, Tibco Spotfire, MS CRM Dashboard, I took this chance to explore the in-depth of the naïve tool that my organization is developing. I have no outstanding or out of curiosity words to describe it but rather it’s another BI which had its own methodology in analyzing the data loaded into it.
I noticed that the tool didn’t have a setup wizard for the first time users and navigation was quiet scattered. Eventually I had no clue to where to begin or get started with the tool. I somehow managed to perform operations since I was there in company now and then absorbing the development team’s activities. Well security was so mannerly placed, scopes for each of the roles were easy to define and mapping users to modules were also done using the simple check box. This gave me the similar thought that this security module had been morphed from the Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Well going forward data management was either not so much complicated but it’s tough for a layman to understand the productivity of the data management.  As of you all know that data management plays a vital role in forming the entire BI reports or dashboard I found the data management module pretty easy or telling it clean it was “fun”.  Moving from there I landed in the cockpit where I need to familiarize all the terminologies for each different modules and some haw managed to build all modules only keeping in assumptions that I would find a wonderful dashboard in the end of all these activities. Absolutely as said I found the dashboard come magnificently, but users still need to analyze or repeatedly need to come back in order to familiarize with the functions.
Data insights are yet another mind crowded functionality of any BI, and yes this naïve BI tool I was working had beautifully drafted me into the core data analysis, it by itself finds the relationship between scattered data and maps it by showing a clean understanding of the data and the aftermath.
Here we go, this is another opportunity I grabbed in-order to horn my BA skills. Beside I also worked into different mathematical and statistical functions.
My review to conclude is that, this tool requires a lot of attention towards the UI, interactivity between the user and the product, Help modules and Wizards to help users understand the outcome of their data.  

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Business Analyst - Profiling youself

Profiling the best fit solutions for different Business atmosphere would be one of the best aftermaths for a perfect Business Analyst. I have been stacking myself into this career close to half a decade, though my experience are an inexperience what the experienced mammoths call, but I have learned how a technology can play a significant role in Businesses and Enterprises.  Consulting is an important orientation that a Business Analyst can provide for the consumers particularly when an Enterprise looks for a far better solution preferred over the existing one. His/hers view should negotiate  from the baseline for outlining a solution to the security aspects, interoperability, Domain, User Administration, customizability and complete extent-ability, these aspects should fit for Web solution to Applications running over the Web or domain specific applications.

From the conceptualization to the prototyping, an UI and Web designs plays a crucial role in giving comfort to the clients, I would say a perfect, principal UI layout with all proper standards can be the first step in acceptance for a project to move ahead. A Business Analyst should forte from the client location mesmerizing and capturing properly all the business flows, disciplines, existing flaws, handshake methods, repetitive steps, authorities, user roles and most importantly the systems boundaries. Once all these gives a complete picture then the BA can start building the Business Plan along other required documentation for both the Client and Development cycles.

As discussed earlier the BA’s most strategic input as a consultant should be a parallel input throughout the complete Software development lifecycle’s of a project. These inputs should not restrict a BA only from the stakeholder but also from the multilevel users who actually use the system. Keep in mind this would suit for most of the Agile development projects where the actual requirement change over the time. BA’s should always have a lookout for the best solutions available in the market to ensure that what they deliver have the maximum throughput whenever compared.  

Coming to the development lifecycle a BA should have a timely lookout to ensure that the product developed is in phase with the requirement analyzed from the client end, over which he should also ensure periodic meetings to show the clients or customers the stages of development happening at the development center. Every meeting would definitely move with certain change requirement accordingly with the client, this the BA’s should ensure to properly document the Versions and change management are captured.
Ensuring a promised deliverable is what holds the fidelity of every Business Analyst. For this the BA’s would need to closely work with different designated co-workers comforting them and along with the client’s requirement are met. Working with deadlines and dates are yet other critical events, at this time BA’s as a Consultant should go hand-in-hand with Project Managers and Technical Leads who actually ensure to deliver the project in time. Executing Test cases are once again an imperative task for a BA, for this a BA has a variety of options to test the applications I am not talking much on this since Testing is once again a multitalented activity which builds the confidentiality for the complete system build.

So here’s to conclude, being just a BA on any project is a mere task but providing consulting in delivering the best solution and keeping up in par with the global needs is what a complete Business Analyst profession is all about.

Feel free to comment.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Inscribing Yourself - You & Your Identity

Since beginning of mankind to the nonexistence of species once ruled the earth Identity marks an important event, say it an realm of existence in this Universe.

There are so many controversial theories that existed and denoted that keeping up with your true identity is utmost the toughest character to discipline mankind. Yes and that's true. It's very hard to self demonstrate oneness, or harder to be self made. all people should be wise enough to differentiate between self-made and self-sustained.

Self-made and self-sustained are more over interrelated at most of times but keeping them bay is where both the proportions produce two different outcomes. Lets talk about self-made, every human being needs to learn from others and reproduce what have been thought to the universe, this outcome differs from person to person. Kids from same school study the same portions and come from a different background which in turn adds a different flavorsome to both these identity. Some understand easily, for some its difficult, some present good vocabulary some lack, similar to this there is difference in each magnitude of the response what comes out from the individual. Now self-made is the one who collects all these interests from the intellectuals and reproduce them the exact same way. He never overcomes neither justify himself for what he does. He is so much prolonged and happy with what he contributes and never bother to think beyond what can the other side of the analysis be. But still this person too leads a win-win strategy. Its easy to identify these people since the competition that's prevailing around makes them to easily drain off from the odd. These self-made personalities are often dependent on others for their inputs which in turn keeps their profile low and confidence too. Self-made are mirrors in my views who doesn't dare to cross the boundaries which laid in-front of them.

Talking about self-sustained individuals it's again tougher explain and harder to understand. These individuals are the same as above(self-made) but anchor themselves in a much different way. These individuals often try to hold the same phenomenon in absorbing things but produce a different outcome, often these resources are sourced themselves as Sales, Administration, VP's and Management subsidies. It's not that all the top management people represent this bunch of folks, but they are over the time molded from a self-made to a self-sustained individual. Since organizations only welcome people who do things differently in favoring to what the Organization actually expects.

So there of you who are reading my blog, it's easy to make out to which theory you belong?

Good luck all. Happy reading

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Weekends at my uncle's place

It's been month I used to travel all my weekends to my uncle's place. food, fun and chat were the ultimate time we used to spend out there. My uncle was my mentor, guide, philosophical guru to me over the times I shifted to Chennai, he always used to give clear views over my profile, well ultimately I wanted to share this texture of the tree in front of my uncle's home, have a look and enjoy!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Stepping to a far away world

At times when so deserted and sitting idle in office I used to have this habit of exploring the Google maps and other map sites, I have so much explored to the corners of the world that it grew my passion so diverge in way it intended me to start travel to these wonderful exotic places on earth. Sometimes I discover maps with roads, pics and sometime just lay them off and dig deep.  My passion on the maps kept me so curious to know a lot about the people, places, culture and lot more. Even at times I wonder how people make their lives at very isolated locations. Once while just revolving around the globe I found Russia so interesting to explore, I loved the pics shared over the maps, and go forth I even intended to view few websites where they have so beautifully showed the landscapes, people, culture and other living attitudes of the country. What kept me so curious is the way the country is spread across, world’s biggest continent, once the largest governments in the world and lots more, I liked the very pics starting from USSR to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rebirth of Siberia. I have mapped myself to each and every corners of the Russian map, it’s so beautiful everywhere. Rivers run across every corner of the states, abundant trees, forests and all the natural flora and fauna. Wow I was so much lost in just seeing the pics. Over the time I also planned I should visits this continent of never drying rivers once in my life time not just as a traveller but as an expedition expert. Every state is miles away but still I wonder how the USSR would have managed these far-far-away states in keeping and monitoring their progresses.  Certainly few places I love to step in are Kurgan, Kaluga, Georgia, Tundra, Leningrad, Tula, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Volgograd, and Yekaterinburg.
Apart from the places that amazed me the most is the military power that once the so called Soviet Union glorified with. Still their museums and historical figures remain in every part of the spitted continent.
I loved most the which helped me to really fall in love with the isolated territories of Russian continent .
People you too would find it interesting check it out hereà

few images for yourself

Love, Anoop Baalu.

Monday, May 14, 2012

My Self-Theory of Happiness

Guys and Girls,

Here is an article to share my views & opinion about the way how we contribute towards Charity. To mention what Charity in simple English is to Aid, Help Assistance, Contributions, Gifts, Donations, Offerings and Handout's.

First and foremost I know every person in this world would have helped merely at any time of his/her livelihood in terms of food, clothing, financial assistances, Recreation home’s, Education and a lot of ways.

Now let me ask you few questions, out of the entire above how many of you can recall the person to whom you let your hand? Can you know what his /her current state of Living is? Or is the person overwhelmed by your presence every time you meet him? Above all is your heart still pondering with Joy for the help and Assistances you reached out for the person? Let me say 1:50 people couldn’t even know what was the simple help you did in terms of Charity or Monitory help to the person in needy. Or is that really mattered to the person at that point of time.

Self-Theory of Happiness has two parts

Blot the indiscriminate Societies.
Sustain with the Self-Theory

Talking about the first part is not underestimating the current way the Charity and other independent privileged organizations work so let’s not provoke things or smarter way to misunderstand it! And certainly I only object the cash mode of charity we deal with.

Let's consider this feeling of happiness in helping other’s is a universal methodology of self-charming yourself, when you do charity you feel your inner happiness is bounded that you have done a good deed. This happens every time you do an offering. Now consider the counterpart receiving this gift, fund or whatever the source you help them, he would too feel the same happiness that he is going to benefit out of it in some way or the other. Here is the curious part how far this Joy/Happiness lasts within you ? How long is that needy person going to praise and remember you?

My self-theory is not and nowhere going to blame this direct help you offer to the needy. I am only justifying that there should not be any third party people/organizations that work’s in the name of fund raisers, charity and other cry for help at points of time, here is its, why?

When you offer a fund for education, poverty or for other reasons to someone only via Cash where the program has it’s concentration to develop a medieval village miles away from your place how confident are you that your hardened penny is going to reach rightly?

If the organization has been a clean pick how far you think that the organization is rightly picked the proper candidate for your hardened money as a sponsor?

If only the organization have sorted the right and best person to sponsor how far you think he is going to be benefitted?

If the right pick candidate is to be benefitted with the help of your mere handout you think he is right set to thank and praise you for the contributions you made?

Let me not again query up with unusual symptoms that may pretend like. The facts I wish to convey is please before you spend a lump sum or a mere amount for donations through these kind of organizations turn back look at your family first. You think everyone is in well off at least to being equally treated among your family members? Are their kids getting the right school? Let this be your first circle to visualize. Next when you think that your family is all set and rightly placed with the same standards as of your, you can think the maids, drivers, servants and other neighbors living around your society, community or locale this is your second circle to visualize.  

Because “the small help you do to your near ones will seed back to help you”. Now you can realize how far you can be one in the crowd among your own. My theory will work definitely if this myth/ fact is improvised into your living hood and can change a millions hope. Since you can see the person you opted grows in front your own eyes, you can feel happy everyday looking your family, friends and surrounding bloom with the Joy of happiness, now as most said “Giving is the Joy of Happiness” you can feel that “reaping that Joy given is also true Happiness”

Always Visualize the two circles, if you find both the circles are well enough you can grow/expand your own circle of Happiness.

So my part two is also covered in part one! That’s how you sustain with the Self-Theory.

So if we work hand in hand looking after our own, why should there be helpless and hopeless people in streets? Why should there be a Charity running next your street?

 Now the blaming part, I will definitely blame each individual for giving hope to these kinds of organizations working for the welfare of others. If my theory would really work it out from each and every family we can hand in hand eradicate poverty, jobless, provide needy the education, fund the needy and look the way they seed within your eyes.
Good luck to my own Self-Theory of Happiness!

Let’s Seed it. Spread it.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Art of Acceptance

As mentioned by the philosopher's life doesn't come as a package, it's we who have to fix arrange and settle the perfect pieces. There is nothing left unsettled in life for anyone, it's only their thought that keep them from ACCEPTING it. Keeping things simple, if a person accepts what he is, what he is capable of, what are his personal/professional or physical boundaries he will see the most HAPPIEST wonders of life, this is very most close to satisfaction, passable and self satisfaction. When you accept things as it comes you will never feel the REJECTION part which shades the negativity that once again keeps with the positive flow to acquire happiness.

Acceptance has it's various forms, accepting things from heart, mind , leisurely  and most above just for the sake. All put on a bag gives you the ability and confidence to move ahead rather than struck in the loop and dilemma. 

Not every one accepts things right at the first move since this is an Art, this can only be mastered by time and experience. When you are a pro in Acceptance you can never see failure in life. It help's you overcoming situations, hurdles, loop holes, tragic decision making situations.

Moving ahead with Acceptance should always keep your confidence higher and  it should never downfall your inner strength, I want to stress this Acceptance more clearly Make a note Acceptance is not forgiveness or Sacrifice it is the Virtual/Physical Medium of Mind setting yourself,

So this is my short reality of how I practice Acceptance in life, If you find it helpful you too can go ahead! 

Keeping the Day Amazing

Getting up. Letting yourself regain who you are. Making your way up for the day. Every human being on this earth has to go by this law/ Cycle. Now how this day gets amazing? Is it the Inner harmony, Surrounding's, People, materialization or Is there some thing hidden deep that have not explored within you?

I am not a philosophical mentor or a Psychological Guru, this post what I am scripting is only with the experiences I have dwelt with, apologize for my grammar.

Living with the feel of positive energy can regain your mental and physical health in a lot better of ways. As described energy has it's own law in the Universe i.e., Law of energy can be either transformed from one form to another but cannot be destroyed keeping this as my by law I inscribe this bog and hope it reached millions who are still pondering with thought's that keep's them from performing, drowning attitude and most above a failure character. Always keep in mind your thoughts too are a big realm of energy that keep's you moving. So first practice positive thoughts, Keep your thoughts +Ve positive enough to battle every negative spark you get in mind, try to alter every Negative thoughts in a positive manner, by this way you always keep your mind  blooming wonderful things, because one good thoughts provoke a good ambience from inside out. Make sure you put all your wishlist, watch-list, try-list in a positive feel of energy that you will own them, feel them or what ever that emotion/pleasure be. Be in track to watch all your bag of need's come to you in the positive way even if something turn the other way around try to look at it and address it in a more positive manner.So this is my first recipe of having an Amazing day.

My second Recipe is to lead and live life with the bag of need's utmost. Though it take days, month or years together to achieve your task in the bag, seed the proper ingredients right from the hour of your desire because life is not made as a package, its all of bit's and scrambles you got to pick the right, find the right and  fix the right finally you get your golden egg either basket full or the way you seeded it :-). I know I cannot extend my theory of myself in a much broader way but here it is simple and humble

My third ingredient would be God & Work. I am tagging  the omnipotent with hard work because work is God, I not a matter expert to discuss in-depth. For all the above there is something below beneath and besides. Keep your God with you thank and praise him for all his miracles and blessing.    

One.Think Positive
Two.Live with all the Positive that you seeded for your desire.
Three.God & Work

Now read the first Line that start's my blog keeping the above said that should make your day Amazing!

There are so many author's & novelist who has scripted book on living life the positive way, if you really find it interesting you can catch hold of them at your book stores near by.       

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Being an Analyst on different Domains !

Work had never been this same, since working at a small organization only help's you gain and retain a lot of spunk and exploration you needed, I seeded into IT industry as an ERP consultant working as a Technical member for the company that no more exists, this blog is the one I am updating from saving my skin's Company that exists in Ascendas IT park, one of loveliest  places to work around Chennai, this is just because we have a huge crowd coming in the IT park as Anonymous visitors to it's Food Court's with a valid Food Pass and the next big thing is it's closer to NIFT and IIT backyard.

Ever Since I took up this profile I always wonder to stick to smaller companies just because I learn a lot, explore on possibilities that keep me blotting in this IT field, mix up my work with the Administration, Management, HR and lots more on which I am sure I would have not get this comfortable working for the Big Names.

Still framing up my  profile  was a miserable task I was struck with, though my Designation was a System Analyst I carried the much oblige Business Tasks ahead not just because I had no interests in the Coding just because projects in my company were limited and I can only fit into the jigs and jaws of the puzzle in here.

Stranded from the ERP domain to BI to CRM to SharePoint consultant I had briefed up every bit's and corners of all these domains with my own interests. Keeping up and profiling with different technological domains is like a being nailed yourself  to hard wood where you need to hit hard and hard for the nail to firm hold it's position. Hope I am half way into this phenomena. Very generous to convey that I was a true opportunity exploiter rather than an opportunity grabber the latter is to wait for one. 

Not being too technical helps you only from being not called as a the Developer, where until 2000 the world was thinking Developer are the people who eat Briyani everyday(Local Phrase) but when IT grew it overtook this Idiom and showed there are so many bits to fit yourself into IT. All the beginners and the mid 3+ should realise that there is so much you can do to this enthralling world of IT by not just sitting and coding out there but to contribute in much a lot of ways. Thank myself for not being a Victim of my own narrations!.   

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Beginning. At. The End

This is my first blog, and the in scripts are very ingenious, I  still wonder why not I write a diary to inscribe myself but how would the world explore the Possibilities I Missed OUT!

Hope not miss a chance to Miss an Opportunity !