Business Analyst News
There’s a lot going on in our community and company, and staying on top of the business analyst news can be hard. We set up this page to curate the stuff we think you might find most interesting and announce the latest from B2T. Let us know if there is an event or related content that you want posted.
With organizational implementation of an agile approach and confusion on where business analysis fits in, is the BA on the verge of extinction?
Use this checklist to ensure that you don’t overlook critical information during your business process definition interviews.
Find out: Is pay for men and women equal? Does being certified mean higher salary? What are the top 5 job titles? Which are the top 5 industries? What are the top 5 Business Analysis practice areas?
Our instructor Ali has recently noticed a trend in organizations converting to agile – that documentation isn’t need and along with that BAs aren’t needed. Wait, what!?!?!?
Tips on building AND maintaining a shared understanding on your team from your instructor, Kent McDonald.
With over 50 specific requirements analysis techniques, there are many that are used more than others. We’ve shared details on some of our favorites.
New blog post: Avoid expensive project implementation plan errors with these lessons learned from the front lines of US health care reform.
Our instructor, Heather Mylan-Mains, shares 4 steps for considering project context.
LinkedIn pulled their data together to compile a list of the 20 most promising jobs and we are #14! There are several other analysis related positions on the list as well…be sure to check it out.
Download our new checklist to help track your progress on becoming a better business analysis professional!
Check out Kent’s blog post on agile training and the importance of not focusing too much on the manifesto!
What exactly is process excellence, how does it relate to business analysis and how can a business analyst capitalize on these trending initiatives?
Get real value from your business process improvement efforts by asking the questions that go beyond the why of, “because that’s how we’ve always done it.”
While the 3 C’s of User Stories provide great value, there is still something missing…I would like to introduce what I consider, the missing C.
Download our new checklist to be sure that at least one person on your team has the skills necessary to perform these important project activities.
Complete your agile transformation using our roadmap to develop a lean cross-functional team that uses analysis to build the right, value driven solution.
Reduce the complexity of adopting Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) on agile teams by managing dependencies and risk through coordination and communication.
We’re headed to the BBC Conference in Orlando, November 6-10. We’d love if you would join us!
Presentation proposals are now being accepted for BBC 2017 – deadline is March 10, 2017.
Register now for Kupe’s special IIBA session of “Business Value is a Conversation, Not a Number” on February 8th at 1:00 EST.
Save $250 on Essential Skills for Business Analysis December 11-14 class in Atlanta. Just enter promo code Treat250 when registering!
4-step process for data analysis to help the business solve its problems by making sure their processes and rules are correctly implemented in a solution.
Treat your employee training program like a project to ensure problems are solved with solutions that yeild maximum business value.
In this post, Kathy introduces the Business Value Framework. It takes the intuitive process of pursuing valuable business outcomes and makes it explicit.
We believe that business analysis skills can be consolidated into 7 core and 4 supporting areas of expertise. Master these skills and enable change.
This course takes you through steps to avoid the issues and risks around the RFP Process and how to navigate successful vendor management.
Kupe Kupersmith, President of B2T Training, has resigned to pursue his passion for public speaking. He will remain in a Senior Instructor role.
Join us for the next episode of our #AskAnAnalyst podcast as Kupe and Jacqueline will be discussing the BA’s contributions to team and project excellence!
Airing: February 7 @ 12:20 EST
SOBARC Call for Speakers
Join Kupe at SOBARC2017 on May 5th and submit to speak! Submission deadline is January 18th.
Get certified with a combination of tips, online flashcards, quizzes, and final exam simulations to prepare you to pass the exam.
Don’t get caught in the business requirements vs functional requirements confusion. Catch up with Ali as she details how and why to identify your true business requirements.
Checklists for before, during and after training to help analyze your BA training needs and plan appropriately to get the most from your training program.
Being agile is all about taking risks and adjusting, BUT there are some things to definitely avoid if you don’t want to slip and fall down.
New Director, Business Development
We’re excited to welcome Tasha to our team as our new Director, Business Development!
The IIBA’s latest blog post answers the question: “Are business analysis skills effectively used in the organizational evolution?”
Get our instructor, Kent’s, resource list to learn about product ownership.
As an analyst, it’s always good to enhance your agile maturity by looking back and assessing what you’ve learned in your experience, the good and the bad.
Our instructor Kent shares his latest insights…up this week: the product owner role.
What is the best advice Kupe and 9 other industry thought leaders ever received?