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...

Blog: What is Requirements Maturity?

We’ve been in the business of helping companies improve their requirements definition and management (RDM) maturity for over 13 years. One thing I’ve noticed is that companies that have made significant improvement in RDM tend to believe they are …

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…

Blog: Five Change Management Best Practices for BA/RDM Maturity Improvement Programs

Implementing new or refined processes, practices and rules for requirements and analysis in the project and development lifecycles can have significant organization benefits but can also be challenging and risks failure if not done effectively. The importance of...

Blog: The 3 R’s For Courageous Business Analysis and Project Management

As the Enterprise Business Architecture Practice Lead at IAG, I attended the recent Business Analyst World event this June with extreme interest. The Business Analysis industry continues to grow – with more companies hiring, and more employees getting trained and...

Discovery Canvases: The indispensable visual conversation tool for Business Analysts and Agile Teams

Ross Little, IAG’s President and co-founder, when speaking to rooms of Business Analysts and Project Managers often talks about the BA’s version of the Blank Page Syndrome. Writers and designers are very familiar with the concept of being faced with a blank page and...

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...

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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