Business Analysis: Superpowers for the Product Owner

Definition of Superpower: Exaggerated or out-of-the-ordinary abilities such as super strength, super speed, telekinesis, or flight. This definition of superpower is great if you’re talking about superheroes, but what does it mean to be a product owner with...

Great Product Owner Q&A

Recently, I presented our new Business Analysis: The Makings of a Great Product Owner webinar. I wasn’t able to answer all the questions asked during the session and wanted to post them for everyone to see and share. Let me know if you have more! How can Product...

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...

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...

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,...

The 3 C’s of User Stories are Missing a C

Anyone familiar with user stories should also become familiar with the 3 C’s of User Stories. Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned veteran, the 3 C’s of User Stories help keep the purpose of the user story in perspective. The first C is the user story in its raw...

Just Enough Doesn’t Mean None! The Agile Business Analyst Role

In an amazing turn of events, I have recently been teaching and consulting in organizations that have transitioned to an agile framework AND have decided, as part of that transition, that business analysts are no longer needed. In this blog post, I would like to note...

9 Things to Avoid When Being Agile

Agile is extremely flexible and gives every organization and team a lot of leeway as to how they achieve the guiding principles and values. Trial and error is a key component of agile. It encourages taking risks, making mistakes, learning, and then adjusting quickly....
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