What’s Your Agile Team Ikigai?

In order to explain what Ikigai means, we must travel to Japan – a country which, as you might know, has one of the longest life expectancies in the world. In fact, the Island of Okinawa has the world’s largest centennial population (people over the age of 100). Some...

Agile Project Team Webinar Q&A

Lately, I’ve been working with a lot of people who are struggling with new ways of building teams based on skills, collaboration, transparency, and honesty. In my recent webinar, Project Team Collaboration: Leading One Big Happy Family, I shared strategies and...

How to Organize Self-Organizing Teams

“If you want your customers to love your company, the employees need to love it first.” – Simon Sinek While the idea of self-organizing teams sounds good, there is often a lot of fear and negativity around it. In my experience, most of the people with these emotions...

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...

BA Skills: Wibbly Wobbly…Timey Wimey…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...

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...

What Happened to Teamwork?

We live in an interesting time.  Kids are growing up, not with a silver spoon, but rather a titanium iPhone. The older generation, mine, question what impact this will have on the younger generation’s ability to communicate using their mouth and ears and not their...

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