Blog: IIBA BABOK Version Three Released This Week

International Institute of Business Analysis® (IIBA®) has just releasing a new version of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) which has expanded the scope of the standard to new areas like business architecture and BPM, revamped the knowledge area and...

Blog: Reasons To Get AgileBA Certified

The influence of agile principles and practices on the business analysis and application development industry continues to become more and more significant and is impacting the way organizations are running projects, structuring their development operations, 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: Outsourcing the Requirements Elicitation Job to External Consultants

What do you need the most when eliciting requirements? Face-time with Subject Matter Experts and their Managers. As a Business Analyst employed in a typical organization, what is the thing you get the least of? Face-time with Subject Matter Expert…

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: 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: How Necessary is Requirements Definition for that Small App or Enhancement?

Small application development projects are lighter and usually don’t require such extensive process standards, advanced methods, governance, documentation, planning and management that larger IT projects do. But don’t make the mistake of skipping …

Top Ten Things to Look for in Business Analysis Training

As analysts, it is going to be natural that we are going to methodically analyze to make sure we select the best course that fits our requirements. Sometimes, however, the analysis can often get in the way of the decision rather than help it. So it is our hope that...

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Blog: Agile Coaching & Support

You don’t often hear terms like “requirements” when discussing Agile Development – but understanding the needs of the user and sponsor is critical. We can help you plan and execute effective sprints and releases, and manage user stories on the go!…

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Blog: Four Trips to Midnight

Midnight is a dark time, like a looming deadline which you’re pretty sure you can’t meet. No one is ever sure exactly how they got into the position of running up against midnight, but it usually means long hours late at night – and lots of caffei…

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