BAs Are Note Takers

  There is a common perception about people working as business analysts.  In teams all around the world at this moment, a business analyst is hearing something like ‘oh good you’re here, we need someone to take notes!’ . It’s an interesting idea to consider that

Four Skills To Cut Strings And Be A ‘Real’ Business Analyst

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Is Agile the plastic bag of methodology?

Check out my thoughts on Agile documentation in my blog post posted in Project Times. What do you think, is Agile the plastic bag of methodology? Is Agile the Plastic Bag of Methodology? As a child of the 70's, I remember the shift from paper to plastic

Business Analysts- Be Aware Change Requires Grief

BA Times: Business Analysts be Aware that Change Requires Grief Business analysts are change agents. Change is constant in all aspects of our life. A piece of change management that is often overlooked is recognizing the grief that accompanies it. Read more about how grief is

Are you a Jurassic BA?

In your work, have you heard these phrases “Working as designed, but not as expected” or “It's not a bug, it's an undocumented feature.” or “Working as requested”? Each of these indicates a problem. I offer the possibility that the requirements left some room for

Feedback, it is What Matters

Feedback is such an interesting concept. I have been thinking critically about it for months. I have learned a lot and my viewpoint on feedback has changed. I realized that much of the ‘feedback’ I have given or received is not feedback at all. It’s

What is a Senior BA Made of?

Recently, BA Times published my article titled What is a Senior BA Made Of. What do I think a senior BA is made of? Confidence, context, and thinking, that’s what senior BAs are made of! As we gain confidence, improve context and think, we evolve

To Certify or Not to Certify?

I am a Certified Business Analyst Professional; a CBAP®. Yay for me! More alphabet letters to add to my signature! Isn’t that what it’s about? The person with the most letters in their signature block is the professional winner? Perhaps for some this alphabet soup