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...

Get Out of the Rut. Make an Elicitation Plan.

It’s hard for me to believe that next month is my 9 year anniversary with B2T. During that time, I’ve seen and heard a lot in the classroom.  Some of it is amusing, some of it is encouraging, and occasionally, some of it is surprising. I’ve recently been surprised by...

Should the BA scribe at a team meeting?

I had a discussion recently with a client about how the role of a BA in many organizations was traditionally thought of as a scribe in meetings. Thankfully with all the recent focus on business analysis as a discipline, the many different skills provided by a business...

Facilitation or facilitation?

We attended an Atlanta PMI luncheon this month with an excellent speaker, Michael Wilkinson from Leadership Strategies, www.leadstrat.com, talking about The Power of Facilitation. The presentation was very interesting and useful but not at all what I expected. Being...

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