What’s Up With Data Analysis?

I find myself running into a lot of business analysis professionals who say, “I don’t do data analysis. That is the data architect’s job.” My response: “…What?!?!” In a nutshell, a good business analysis professional knows that part of their role is...

Business Requirements vs Functional Requirements? Who Cares?

What are business requirements? A common answer I get when asking for an example of a business requirement is a sentence like: “The system shall facilitate the automation of email to the customer.” Is that a business requirement? Well of course it must be. The...

Just Enough Doesn’t Mean None! The Agile Business Analyst Role

In an amazing turn of events, I have recently been teaching and consulting in organizations that have transitioned to an agile framework AND have decided, as part of that transition, that business analysts are no longer needed. In this blog post, I would like to note...

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...

Choose the Right Decision Criteria

During a recent Facilitating a Requirements Workshop class, my students and I had great discussion regarding decision criteria. While the discussion came out of a class centered on business analysis, the answer resonates with almost any industry. Since my students...

An Entrepreneurial Mindset to Teamwork

Being an entrepreneur has been one of the most frustrating, challenging and rewarding jobs I have ever had.  While I am a project manager/business analyst from my corporate life, I now play many roles in my small business life.  I think my favorite part of being a...

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