Friday, July 13, 2007

A Community Portal For The Business Analysts

I am thrilled to note that a community based comprehensive portal specifically for Business Analysts is now in operation! Its’ name is Modern Analyst.Com (

Business Analysis profession has come a long way as a unique profession within the IT space and most of us who are involved in it have tried to create recognition for it whilst improving growth opportunities. Various associations for BAs, a few books, articles and a couple of sites have contributed greatly for this purpose and I am sure Modern Analyst.Com has a great deal to do and the capability potential seems huge. The important thing is to get support from all those concerned whilst promoting it within the profession and IT industry at large. I will help it in whatever ways possible. I am glad that I’ve got a personal invitation from them for that and also thankful for adding me/my blog for the resource directory.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

An Open Offer!

Having a little break this morning, so spending some time with the computer, this is something I wanted to avoid during the vacation though!

I have received many emails after reading the interview done by Debbie. Most of them were kind of wishing me well! I just want to thank all of you who read it, commented , made specific blogs on the matter and wrote to me. All this makes me happy and stronger.

I received few emails asking advice on successful IT careers, a couple of them specifically wanted to know about BA and related areas. I receive such emails on an ad-hoc basis but this interview thing seems to have made a little difference. I just want to note here that I am always open to help anyone who wants help and career guidance. I will try to provide answers to the best of my ability and as always will be very honest and forthright. Wherever I am not the suitable person to guide, I will say so. Also, I want to say here that, unfortunately I can't help much with finding jobs! I receive such emails attached with CVs and I feel bad because I can't do anything about those. I am specifically writing it here because after writing this, I don't want to see a load of emails asking me to find jobs for them! However, I can give some tips on how to do a successful job search.

So, if you think I can be a help for you, pls drop your emails at

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

A Quick Update

As planned we arrived in Sri Lanka on Friday. The flight was good except for the long transit in Singapore; however, we had a little outing there as well. Singapore is a nice place but I am a bit tired of seeing it on all most all my transits.

We are having a wonderful time here with our friends and family. This weekend we hope to go to see some relatives in the southern part of the country.

Sri Lanka is a really nice tropical country and one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. So, for those who haven’t visited this special place on the globe, I suggest to consider it as your next vacation destination!