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Let’s Celebrate Diversity and Multiculturalism

In Ontario, the August long weekend is identified as the Civic Holiday. In Edmonton, Alberta, the August long weekend is fondly known Heritage Days and is marked by a 3 day  Festival.  Over the course of the weekend, people celebrate […]

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 […]