4-Task Solution for Estimating and Defending Your Analysis Plan

How many times have you been told that you have two days to “get requirements done” when you know you need two weeks or even two months? Or maybe you’ve even been told that the analysis can be done “during the sprint” (or worse, not at all!) while the developers are...

Critical Thinking: Time Is of the Essence! (Part 1)

Have you ever been a part of the “meeting after the meeting?” You know, the one where colleagues get together to debrief a meeting that’s recently taken place? The “meeting after the meeting” (MATM) typically includes two main agenda items: the debrief and the...

Timeboxing: A Great Tool for Business Analysts

In today’s fast paced environment many projects Business Analysts are assigned to already have a project end date assigned.  This means the team needs to work backwards to determine dates for analysis, development, testing, and deployment. Often for BAs the time...

Is it urgent or is it important?

I saw a great article in the PM Network magazine this month. www.pmi.org It really applies to everyone, not just PMs or BAs. The article was written by Bud Baker, PH. D. one of the contributing editors to the magazine and he was referencing the very well read book,...

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