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...

A Monthly Guide to Becoming a Better Business Analysis Professional

Usually around this time of year I write a post on my predictions for business analysis professionals in the upcoming year, but Jacqueline and I decided this would be a fun topic for our first #AskAnAnalyst podcast episode of 2017. While discussing our predictions for...

Wibbly Wobbly…Business Analysis Skills…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...

It Was and Will Be a Good Year for Business Analysis

I love the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. For me, it is a time to reflect on the past year and get energized for the new one. Part of me is not enjoying this year’s reflection since I feel like I just reflected on 2014. Somehow, I blinked and now I am...

Best (or Worst) Holiday Movie BAs

One of the things I love most about the holiday season is being able to turn on the TV and find a slew of good holiday related movies. As I was watching a few of my favorites this year, I realized that almost every character possesses traits of a business analyst....

7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Analysts

That’s us! We were lucky enough to be selected to speak at this year’s BBC Conference and just HAD to document the moment with, what else, a selfie! Let’s take a step back though and take a look at how this presentation came together: A long time ago...

7 Phrases Every BA Should Fear

I have to admit, I hate horror movies.  I’m the person who covers her eyes and waits until the scary parts have passed before I can watch again.  If you’re hosting a Halloween party featuring a “Friday the 13th” movie marathon, don’t bother to invite me.  Not gonna...
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