"A business is like a leaky bucket, it may still work but you have to make a whole lot more trips. If your business is leaking money then you'll have to sell more to keep up. It's far easier to plug the leaks than to keep going back to the well."
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"I tell my coaching clients that riding a business cycle is like surfing. When the surf is up, you feel invigorated and energized. When you miscalculate and miss a wave or worse yet, get crushed by a wave, you need to learn to get up, brush yourself off and start surfing again."
"A business analyst is like a football coach. A good football coach does not dictate the player's every move. Instead he coaches, guides and encourages the players to liberate their strengths. A manager has to inspire his team in such a way that he manifests his own vision in them. He gives them a compelling cause to accomplish missions. These are the blocks on which business models are made. A business analyst course trains you to be coach for the enterprise you work for. "
"According to Julia Scholz, who is a successful business analyst, she said a business analyst is like a "road trip planner", helping people plan their map and route (P.1). She says, "a BA will help a user determine their wants, focus on a destination or desired outcome, outline possible 'maps' of how to get there"
"Where Business Analyst is like a glue in software development and he involve for each part.So The name alone implies that a business analyst performs some form of business analysis, but that's not very specific."
"As an analyst, I run between the business and the solution providers, acting as a liaison between the two. I study situations, listen to complaints, research possibilities, and re-state the desired outcome. In some ways a Business Analyst is like a translator, able to communicate in a user's language and technical language. A Business Analyst is also a politician, trying to offend no one."
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