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....

Keys to Successful Agile Maturity

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. Recently, I was fortunate enough to take such a trip down memory lane, courtesy of my annual email...

BA Skills: Wibbly Wobbly…Timey Wimey…Stuff

I’m a second-generation Dr. Who fan. For those of you who aren’t “Whovians”, Dr. Who is a Time Lord who crosses through space and time in his TARDIS – a time machine cleverly disguised as a bright blue phone box. In a classic scene, Dr. Who is attempting to describe...
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