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

To start, let’s reflect on the past year and see how my 2015 predictions turned out. 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,...

Strategy Analysis (fka Enterprise Analysis): Who Cares?

As I am sure you know, the IIBA released BABOK v3 in April 2015. Though there were many changes (some minor and, some more profound), the change that I found and believe to have one of the greatest impacts on the BA community is the disappearance of Enterprise...

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...
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