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3 Tips to Unlock the BA inside of You!!

I am regularly surprised by the number of people that want to pivot their career toward business analysis and don’t realize that they already are analysts. In this video, I identify the single factor that distinguishes you today, from the […]

Requirements Management and Agile-like Program Management

This is post five of five that shares learning and insight gained during a recent consulting experience. Today’s lesson straddles the line between requirements management (generally considered the responsibility of a business analyst or solution architect) and solution delivery (generally […]

Requirements via Tables

This is post four of five that shares learning and insight gained during a recent consulting experience. If you read post two of this set, you will recall I mentioned that I like to use tables to clarify scope.  I […]

Functional and Non-Functional Requirements

“BA as Translator” This is post three of five that shares learning and insight gained during a recent consulting experience. There are generally two types of requirements 1) Functional: describes WHAT the system/process does – the processes, workflows, validations, and […]

Use Cases and Functional Decomposition and More, Oh My!

This is post two of five that shares learning and insight gained during a recent consulting experience. If you read post one of this set, you will recall that I started work with a team that was struggling to understand […]

Know your Stuff and then Improvise

This is post one of five that shares learning and insight gained during a recent consulting experience. I started work with a new team that was struggling to understand a small set of requirements. They said they wanted a set […]