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Kanban vs Scrum Infographic

Kanban vs Scrum Infographic

  Recently, we released a blog post on Baby-Stepping Your Way into Agile Using Kanban Principles and in it, Jacqueline discussed how to use Kanban principles to get started in an agile approach or overcome an implementation frustration. We've often found that going...

B2T Training Announces Acquisition by Netmind

B2T Training Announces Acquisition by Netmind

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Atlanta, GA | January 29, 2018 – B2T Training LLC, a leading provider of business analysis training and agile transformation services based in Atlanta, GA announced today that it has been acquired by Netmind International LLC (a Miami-based US...

‘Twas the first day of our project…

‘Twas the first day of our project…

...when all through the office, Not a BA to spare, not even a novice. The markers were placed by the whiteboard with care, In hopes that my team soon would be there; The stakeholders were nestled all ready for our session, While feelings of anticipation showed in...

4-Task Solution for Estimating and Defending Your Analysis Plan

4-Task Solution for Estimating and Defending Your Analysis Plan

How many times have you been told that you have two days to “get requirements done” when you know you need two weeks or even two months? Or maybe you’ve even been told that the analysis can be done “during the sprint” (or worse, not at all!) while the developers are...

What’s Happening to the Business Analyst Role?

What’s Happening to the Business Analyst Role?

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the BBC Conference. We had a great week! Aside from the typical BA related topics, a couple things really stood out to me. The first is transformation – agile transformation, business transformation, digital transformation,...

Process Excellence and Business Analysis

Process Excellence and Business Analysis

I’ve been around IT for a while. Actually, more than a while. In fact, my kids would say WAY more than a while. It amazes me how different the business environment is nowadays (I actually said nowadays. I sound like my grandmother. If I find myself saying...

6 Most Expensive Words in Business Process Improvement

6 Most Expensive Words in Business Process Improvement

Someone once shared with me the six most expensive words in business process improvement: “We’ve always done it that way.” I love that idea. For me, it brings to mind some of the incredibly complex and convoluted processes I’ve seen. When you start digging into them...

What’s Up With Data Analysis?

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 to understand...

Business Requirements vs Functional Requirements? Who Cares?

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...

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