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...

Great Product Owner Q&A

Recently, I presented our new Business Analysis: The Makings of a Great Product Owner webinar. I wasn’t able to answer all the questions asked during the session and wanted to post them for everyone to see and share. Let me know if you have more! How can Product...

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....

My PMI-PBA Exam Journey and Study Tips

Whew! I passed the PMI-PBA exam! Since I live, breath, teach, and preach business analysis, I was somewhat confident, but tests always make me a little nervous, so I prepared carefully. I always find it helpful to hear of others’ experiences, so I’ll walk you...

Mean and Lean Agile Teams Q&A

Recently, I had the pleasure of presenting our 12 Mean and Lean Analysis Approaches for Agile Teams webinar. During the presentation, we received some awesome questions. I wanted to share those answers in hopes of helping others, whether or not you were able to attend...

BA Q&A: Frequently Asked Analysis Questions

  Frequently Asked Analysis Questions Answered by our Experts As a training company, you can imagine all the questions we get from our students. There are some though that we hear more than others. We’ve compiled a list of these and our experts have documented...

What’s Happening to the Business Analyst Role?

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the BBC Conference. We had a great week! Aside from the typical BA related topics, a couple things really stood out to me. The first is transformation – agile transformation, business transformation, digital transformation,...

Process Excellence and Business Analysis

I’ve been around IT for a while. Actually, more than a while. In fact, my kids would say WAY more than a while. It amazes me how different the business environment is nowadays (I actually said nowadays. I sound like my grandmother. If I find myself saying...

Just Enough Doesn’t Mean None! The Agile Business Analyst Role

In an amazing turn of events, I have recently been teaching and consulting in organizations that have transitioned to an agile framework AND have decided, as part of that transition, that business analysts are no longer needed. In this blog post, I would like to note...

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