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Please Stand-by to be Processed

Let’s begin with a quote from Alistair Cockburn, one of the initiators of the Agile movement in software development.

‘While a good process can’t assure delivery, and a good team can deliver despite an unwieldy process, a poor process can get in the way quite neatly’. 935 more words


Putting Profits First

We covered the dread subject of bean-counting and accountancy in a recent post and it’s stayed very much to the forefront of my mind over the last week, thanks largely to a recent read I’d like to share with my audience. 268 more words

Business Analysis

Tip for BAs: make a portable whiteboard

I’m often asked to recommend simple tools for aspiring BAs to use and I can’t think of anything more simple – or more useful – than pen & paper or, where available, a whiteboard. 253 more words

Business Analysis

Uber-inspired IT Consulting Industry beacons: People performing standard roles of Project Management, Business Analysis OR Testing should be worried

Uber and its business model are gaining popularity; these days you often hear Uber of laundry services, Uber for housecleaning services and Uber of this and Uber of that. 498 more words


Tips from a BA: Getting to the Root of a Problem

I often joke that typical requirements gathering sessions go something like this:

Client: “Excuse me, I’d like some ice cream please.”

BA: “Cone or cup? What flavour? 481 more words


Change is the only constant - ADAPT or else

Change is the only constant.

From technology trends to changing business models to evolving consumer behaviors, there’s a lot to consider in order for today’s businesses to really have a handle in a world of constant change. 755 more words

Marketing Strategy

Efficient Communication Tips from a BA: Emails

As I’ve stated in previous posts, I’m a Business Analyst. Naturally, I produce a lot of documentation, and talk with a lot of people. If you asked me three years ago what I thought I’d be doing, I definitely wouldn’t have predicted being a human interface, between other humans. 558 more words

Communication & Interpersonal Relationships