An Entrepreneurial Mindset to Teamwork

Being an entrepreneur has been one of the most frustrating, challenging and rewarding jobs I have ever had.  While I am a project manager/business analyst from my corporate life, I now play many roles in my small business life.  I think my favorite part of being a...

Expanding the Business Analysis Mindset

  In speaking with people on a daily basis in the business analysis arena, I find a common set of questions that continue to come up in my conversations regarding organizational structure and the roles that make it successful. These questions include: Should our...

What Does Success Look Like?

Jon is part of a team working to revise the website for an investment company. The team is using an agile approach to rebuild the website and Jon is utilizing 7 years experience as a business analyst with the company to fill the role of Product Owner for the team....

A Must Have Attitude for High Performing Teams

I seem to be getting inspiration from police departments lately. Stick with me, it is just a phase. Over the past six weeks, my city has been hit with a greater number of burglaries and robberies than normal. This rash of crime caused our small community to push our...

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...

It’s all about Teamwork

Over the last few months I have been in more discussions than I can count about the role of the business analyst, project manager vs. business analyst, where the business analyst fits in on an agile team, and which roles are needed to make a successful team.  They...

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