4 Steps for Considering Project Context

When you ask an analytical person a question, you will rarely get an answer. Instead, their response will likely be in the form of another question. Why is this? Answers depend on context. Context refers to the framework of a situation or event. Even a simple...

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...

8 Virtual Facilitation Lessons Learned

A couple of years ago, our President, Kupe, called me about a class I was scheduled to teach. This particular class was Facilitating a Requirements Workshop, and I was set to deliver it to a group of students in the Northeast. The problem was, the client really wanted...

Tips for Running Effective Distributed Team Meetings

This post is a part of our Vendor Spotlight blog series. As a business analysis training company, we focus on the skills needed to be successful without the use of one specific tool. However, there are many tools available to BAs that can greatly impact their...

The Unofficial Guide to Process Flow Chart Symbols

The primary technique in Business Process Modeling (BPM) is the creation of flow charts and proper use of process flow chart symbols. But first, let me back up to the official definition of business process modeling and a few facts to level set the conversation....

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...

Ice Breaker and Energizer Infographic

Many of our training courses include what we like to refer to as Job Aids – tidbits of advice from our instructors to use as a reference when applying the class materials in the real world. One such Job Aid from our Facilitating a Requirements Workshop course,...
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