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Positive vs Negative Test Cases: Which is Which?

Positive vs Negative Test Cases: Which is Which?

One of the topics we cover in our Writing Test Cases for Software Requirements class is the concept of positive versus negative test cases. It sounds like a simple concept, right? Interestingly enough, it’s easy to get turned around and confused. What’s the...

My PMI-PBA Exam Journey and Study Tips

My PMI-PBA Exam Journey and Study Tips

Whew! I passed the PMI-PBA exam! Since I live, breath, teach, and preach business analysis, I was somewhat confident, but tests always make me a little nervous, so I prepared carefully. I always find it helpful to hear of others' experiences, so I’ll walk you through...

Mean and Lean Agile Teams Q&A

Mean and Lean Agile Teams Q&A

Recently, I had the pleasure of presenting our 12 Mean and Lean Analysis Approaches for Agile Teams webinar. During the presentation, we received some awesome questions. I wanted to share those answers in hopes of helping others, whether or not you were able to attend...

Get Out of the Rut. Make an Elicitation Plan.

Get Out of the Rut. Make an Elicitation Plan.

I really love teaching. I guess that’s not surprising, given that I’m (at least) a fourth-generation teacher. This is a clip from the 1920 Wyoming Census. The first entry on this page, Gertrude Shaw, is my great-grandmother. Widowed at 29 with three children to...

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...

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