Blog: AgilePM: The World’s Most Popular Framework and Certification for Agile Project Management

According to APMG International, the leading global accreditation and examination institute, AgilePM® has become the world’s leading framework and certification for agile project management. As of 2017, over 52,000 exams have been taken globally since its introduction...
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Blog: 15 Types of Questions to use in your Requirements Discovery Sessions

As a facilitator of Requirements Discovery Sessions, one of your primary skills is questioning. Here are the fifteen types of questions you should be using when you are facilitating a requirements discovery session on your projects. Type Explanati...
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Blog: The Pendulum Swing of Organizations

I wonder if organizations give out awards for surviving the most reorganizations in a single decade to particular business functions. I'm thinking that most analysts get to experience this frequently as the pendulum of organizational design swings...
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Blog: PMI Releases New Report on Requirements Management

This past week, The Project Management Institute released results of a study on one of our favorite topics – the importance of requirements.   PMI’s Pulse of the Profession® In-Depth Report on Requirements Management will hopefully serve as a wakeup call and provide...
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Blog: Key Questions for Breaking Through on a Difficult User Story

The Challenge User stories that should be simple are frequently quite complex, written ambiguously, or have underlying needs that are hidden below the surface. Some should be broken up in to multiple stories. You may not know how best to write a u...
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Blog: Top 9 Tips for an RDM Software Selection Project

Tip 1: Treat RDM software selection as any other project. Follow your project lifecycle and requirements definition and management (RDM) process—as you would for any other project. Apply sound project management and business analysis practices to assure that the...
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Blog: The Business Analyst’s Role – Clear as Mud

How well is the Business Analyst’s role defined in your organization? The Organization Needs a BA Role At a recent Business Analyst World conference in Toronto, it was not a surprise to hear many of the speakers lamenting about projects that continue to roll in late...
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Blog: What Is Requirements Discovery?

Requirements discovery is also often referred to as requirements elicitation, requirements gathering, requirements analysis, and requirements definition. We prefer to use the term because it's a little less high-brow, more meaningful, and more app...
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