Business Analyst Blog

The Unofficial Guide to Process Flow Chart Symbols

The primary technique in Business Process Modeling (BPM) is the creation of flow charts. But first, let me back up to the official definition of business process modeling and a few facts to level set the conversation. Business process modeling is the activity of...

#AskAnAnalyst Podcast Episode 8: More Business Analysis FAQs

Jacqueline and I are excited about answering some more of the business analysis frequent asked questions that we get on a regular basis. We were even able to get our instructor, Ali, to join us to provide some additional insight from her class experience! Let us know...

6 Tips to Identify Business Analysis Red Flags

I recently read an article from CIO.com “6 Tips to Identify Project Management Red Flags.” While reading, I couldn’t help but think of business analysis red flags in the same respect. So here’s my take on “6 Tips to Identify Business Analysis Red Flags” to...

#AskAnAnalyst Podcast Episode 7: Business Analyst FAQs

Jacqueline and I have spent the last 6 episodes of our podcast series discussing the business analyst role, and through those episodes have gotten some awesome questions! We wanted to take a step back this week and answer some of those questions. And also, tackle some...

Inventory Your Agile Analysis Toolbox

First thing first, let’s establish two truths to analysis in agile: One: we all know that some level of analysis happens on agile projects and that your team needs a well-developed agile analysis toolbox. It starts at the Product Visioning phase and continues...

Scope Creep’s Impact on Analysis

You’re in a project meeting; team members and stakeholders are having a great discussion when it happens…one of your key stakeholders says: “Our system is going to do live chat too, right?” You’re caught off guard – some folks think “sure, no problem”, others...
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