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From a Dysfunctional to Cross-Functional Agile Team

Are you on a high performing, cross-functional agile team? Not sure? Think about this…What would happen if your next annual evaluation wasn't done by your manager (based on your individual contribution), but instead by your agile team? One half of your review would be...

2016 #BBCCon Retrospective

We know most of you weren't able to make it to Las Vegas last week so we brought back a little bit of everything with us to share. Check out our team's top take aways: Jacqueline Sanders-Blackman "It's not the role, it's the goal that's important." Analysis is a team...

#AskAnAnalyst Podcast Episode 19: Live from #BBCCon

Every year there is a lot that goes on at the IIBA's premier conference: Building Business Capabilities (#BBCCon). This year, we were lucky enough to share what we were seeing and hearing live from the show floor on this podcast (a special thank you to Jacqueline for...

Wibbly Wobbly…Business Analysis Skills…Stuff

I’m a second-generation Dr. Who fan. For those of you who aren’t “Whovians”, Dr. Who is a Time Lord who crosses through space and time in his TARDIS – a time machine cleverly disguised as a bright blue phone box. In a classic scene, Dr. Who is attempting to describe...

#AskAnAnalyst Podcast Episode 18: More Business Analysis Basics

This week, I asked one of our expert instructors, Heather Mylan-Mains, to join me for a follow up on our last episode, Back to Business Analysis Basics. I wanted to get Heather's opinion first on what she considers business analysis basics and then explain why each is...

#AskAnAnalyst Podcast Episode 17: Back to Business Analysis Basics

Throughout my career, I’ve been in and out of the IT industry in different facets and through these years I've seen technology grow into what it is today. Technology has evolved to be a strategic part of almost every industry. But how has it changed? They way we...

8 Virtual Facilitation Lessons Learned

A couple of years ago, our President, Kupe, called me about a class I was scheduled to teach. This particular class was Facilitating a Requirements Workshop, and I was set to deliver it to a group of students in the Northeast. The problem was, the client really wanted...

Tips for Running Effective Distributed Team Meetings

This post is a part of our Vendor Spotlight blog series. As a business analysis training company, we focus on the skills needed to be successful without the use of one specific tool. However, there are many tools available to BAs that can greatly impact their...

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