Survival of the Changiest: How to Lead Change

Darwin didn’t say the smartest or strongest species would survive, but those with greater ability to adapt to change. This reflection is also applicable to companies. Adequately managing changes and the impact of changes in regular business operations is a key element...

Agile Leadership Webinar Q&A

I often find that while agile is implemented at the team level, the rest of the organization doesn’t change. For agile to be successful, the entire organization needs to adjust their mindset. In my recent webinar, Selling Leadership on More than the Idea of...

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...

Managing Business Analysts: A “How To” Guide

This post could also be named: What Your Business Analysts Really Wish You Would Do For Them. Managing Business Analysts can be challenging and frustrating. Actually, to be fair, managing any staff can be challenging and frustrating…but maybe more so for analysts....

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...

Leadership

I recently read an article in Time magazine, Mandela: His 8 Lessons of Leadership, that I recommend you read. As BA’s we are leaders and need to continue to learn how to become better leaders.  After reading the article I would love to hear your thoughts on how...

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