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Could you help us plan our business analysis events?

If you think you could help us plan our business analyst member event schedule or conferences programmes we would love to hear from you.One of our biggest challenges is finding out which subjects, you - our members, would like to see at our events and next year's conference.We think one of the most valuable parts of being a member is that you ...

  Thursday, November 8th


Who are you calling unprofessional?

People tend to get a little defensive when asked about their professionalism. It may feel that something is implied - that you don't know your job, or as the dictionary defines it 'not exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, or generally businesslike manner in the workplace'. So to clarify a little about what we mean when we say professionalism and what it means to be an ...

   Thursday, November 1st


30 European ICT Professional Role Profiles built on the e-CF

The European ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a Europe-agreed set of 30 typical profile descriptions from an ICT organisational viewpoint. They can be either directly adopted or used as an inspiration and sound starting point for the flexible creation of more context-specific profiles, based upon organisational roles or individual job descriptions from a broad variety of contexts.The 30 ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a generic ...

  Friday, October 26th


Research or study in the U.S.: Fulbright Awards now open for applications

The Fulbright Irish Awards provide grants for Irish citizens, and E.U. citizens resident in Ireland for at least three years, to research, study or lecture in the U.S. The application period is open until 6 November 2018.This year there is a new grant available for those who want to do research in the technology field: a new TechImpact Scholar award.Fulbright Irish Student ...

  Tuesday, September 25th


Top 6 Characteristics of an effective Project Manager

Project Managers play a vital role in the success or failure of a project being the captain of the ship. Every organisation recognizes the importance of an effective project manager. What makes these project managers click?We have compiled a list of 6 characteristics of an effective project manager. The characteristics are not presented in any specific order.Follow the KISS principle“Keep it simple, ...

  Thursday, September 6th


Are business analysis and analytics the same thing?

Are business analysis and analytics the same or there is something common between them? In this post, I am going to examine the topic – business analysis vs business analytics. I will also examine if they have a symbiotic relationship with the help of a case study.Business Analysis is a discipline and encompasses wide range of activities. The primary objective of business analysis is ...

  Wednesday, September 5th


IASA Conference 2018 - Agenda now available

We've announced the conference agenda for Iasa conference on 21 September, so have a look at our world-class speakers and book soon to avail of the early bird rate.

   Friday, August 10th


5 best Business Analyst Blogs to follow in 2018

A while back, we published our guide to the 5 best business analyst blogs to follow. While these blogs are all still brilliant resources, the online world moves so fast. There are new blogs popping up daily, and so here’s five of the best BA blogs in 2018:Bob the BA from Bob PrentissThe name may make you giggle, but Bob the BA is seriously ...

   Thursday, July 5th


The IT Professionalism Framework

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The IT Professionalism Framework consists of four building blocks You can click on each building block to learn more. An introduction is provided below.   Fostering the IT Profession The extent to which IT is embedded in our lives is inevitably growing. The physical and digital world are blurring, imposing challenges on us as regards personal privacy, data security and even our personal relationships. If ...

  Tuesday, November 20th


Could you help us plan our business analysis events?

If you think you could help us plan our business analyst member event schedule or conferences programmes we would love to hear from you.One of our biggest challenges is finding out which subjects, you - our members, would like to see at our events and next year's conference.We think one of the most valuable parts of being a member is that you ...

  Thursday, November 8th


The business case for more women in Tech'

At a recent debate on Gender in Tech, organised by the European Internet Forum participants emphasised the need for role models, awareness-raising and policies to improve work conditions and promotion prospects for women. The European Parliament representative stressed that more women professionals in the ICT sector, especially in top positions, would also be very beneficial to the European economy, since it is proven that ...

  Thursday, November 1st


Who are you calling unprofessional?

People tend to get a little defensive when asked about their professionalism. It may feel that something is implied - that you don't know your job, or as the dictionary defines it 'not exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, or generally businesslike manner in the workplace'. So to clarify a little about what we mean when we say professionalism and what it means to be an ...

   Thursday, November 1st


30 European ICT Professional Role Profiles built on the e-CF

The European ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a Europe-agreed set of 30 typical profile descriptions from an ICT organisational viewpoint. They can be either directly adopted or used as an inspiration and sound starting point for the flexible creation of more context-specific profiles, based upon organisational roles or individual job descriptions from a broad variety of contexts.The 30 ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a generic ...

  Friday, October 26th


EIB to provide €225m loan to support rollout of eHealth

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The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide €225 million to support the roll-out of Ireland’s transformational eHealth programme. The new nationwide electronic health and information programme is expected to improve delivery of health services for the entire population of Ireland over the next decade.The 20 year European Investment Bank loan was signed in Dublin by Andrew McDowell, European Investment Bank Vice President and ...

  Wednesday, October 17th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Anne Cullen

ICS welcomes Anne Cullen, Vice President, Client Project Delivery - Omnipay as a new Fellow of the Society.Anne joined First Data in 2002 and is responsible for client delivery on the acquiring platform of choice, OmniPay, based in Dublin.Anne has launched many multi-national acquiring clients for First Data, including PayPal and Amazon, and has extensive business knowledge and experience in the payments space.  ...

  Tuesday, October 16th


CEDPO side event at the ICDPPC in Brussels on 25 October

CEDPO is organising a side event at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners on 25 October in Brussels.This side event, entitled "DPOs: Navigators for implementing the GDPR", will cover different aspects of the DPO's role in the GDPR, from being entrusted with a strategic role for the implementation of legal requirements, to hands-on activities such as designing a compliance programme ...

  Tuesday, October 16th