A Monthly Guide to Becoming a Better Business Analysis Professional

Usually around this time of year I write a post on my predictions for business analysis professionals in the upcoming year, but Jacqueline and I decided this would be a fun topic for our first #AskAnAnalyst podcast episode of 2017. While discussing our predictions for...

#AskAnAnalyst Podcast Episode 18: More Business Analysis Basics

This week, Heather Mylan-Mains and I teamed up 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 important to the business...

#AskAnAnalyst Podcast Episode 15: The Remote Business Analyst

On this week’s episode, I wanted to ask (and answer) a question, “Will robots replace Business Analysts?” There are movies that keep coming out that used to sound so far-fetched, like “there’s no way that’s going to happen,” but it is around the...

Beyond Business Analysis Summer Reading List

This year, we’re sticking with the unconventional approach, but I reached out to our expert instructors to get their take on what has insipired them to grow. Hamlet’s Blackberry by William Powers Recommended by: Kathy Claycomb You know, most of us worry about...

It Was and Will Be a Good Year for Business Analysis

For my January 2015 my post, The Most Critical [BA] Skill for 2015, I said “As a BA, one of the greatest values you bring to your team is the ability to facilitate sessions, draw out ideas, gather information, and help groups make decisions.” I went on to say that...

Feed the Business Analysts, Not the Kangaroos

Earlier this week, I returned from a 2 week trip to New Zealand and Australia. The trip was initially spurred by the invitation for our New Zealand partner, Blair Loveday, and I to speak at the BBC Sydney. However, with such an opportunity, I quickly turned the event...

“AS IF” – Four Steps For Getting and Using Feedback

As if you thought it was impossible to associate the complexity of business analysis with the simplicity of Clueless, I’ve done it!No matter who you are, what you know or what you can do for your company, knowing how to request and manage feedback is one of the...

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