How to Improve Your Stakeholder Engagement Quick Tip

You could know all the elicitation analysis techniques in the book, but if you don’t have the right people, engaged at the right time, providing the right input – you won’t get very far. Making an effort to improve stakeholder engagement can significantly impact your effectiveness as a business analyst.

7 Phrases Every BA Should Fear

I have to admit, I hate horror movies.  I’m the person who covers her eyes and waits until the scary parts have passed before I can watch again.  If you’re hosting a Halloween party featuring a “Friday the 13th” movie marathon, don’t bother to invite me.  Not gonna...

Ice Breaker and Energizer Infographic

Many of our training courses include what we like to refer to as Job Aids – tidbits of advice from our instructors to use as a reference when applying the class materials in the real world. One such Job Aid from our Facilitating a Requirements Workshop course,...

7 Ways to Keep Stakeholders Close In A Virtual World

A couple months ago, I had the pleasure of presenting at the BAWorld Boston 2014 conference. During that visit, I met Nancy Settle-Murphy. Nancy produces a monthly newsletter, Communique, and she asked me to help her write an article on ways to help professionals...

“Yeah…but so what?”

If you’ve been involved with business analysis long enough, you’ve heard someone mutter, “Yeah…but so what?” or another version, “Yeah…but who cares?” Does it mean that the stakeholder really doesn’t care? Look at...
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