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Looking Back and Looking Forward

Looking Back and Looking Forward

It’s that time of year again. Time to bravely project what will happen in the upcoming year, hoping no one remembers and holds us to it at the end of the year. But, how about a different approach this year? I’m going to reflect back on how I did with my projections at...

It Was and Will Be a Good Year for Business Analysis

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...

Best (or Worst) Holiday Movie BAs

Best (or Worst) Holiday Movie BAs

One of the things I love most about the holiday season is being able to turn on the TV and find a slew of good holiday related movies. As I was watching a few of my favorites this year, I realized that almost every character possesses traits of a business analyst....

7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Analysts

7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Analysts

That's us! We were lucky enough to be selected to speak at this year's BBC Conference and just HAD to document the moment with, what else, a selfie! Let's take a step back though and take a look at how this presentation came together: A long time ago in a galaxy far,...

Recipes for Thanksgiving Success

Recipes for Thanksgiving Success

As a business analyst, we know that you've got your project planned to a T. We also know that this level of detail doesn't come without a considerable time commitment to your position. Sometimes, this time commitment can leave little time for planning of our lives...

Strategy Analysis (fka Enterprise Analysis): Who Cares?

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...

7 Phrases Every BA Should Fear

7 Phrases Every BA Should Fear

I have to admit, I hate horror movies.  I’m the person who covers her eyes and waits until the scary parts have passed before I can watch again.  If you’re hosting a Halloween party featuring a “Friday the 13th” movie marathon, don’t bother to invite me.  Not gonna...

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