The role of business analysts can be aligned with agile practices in a way that benefits everyone involved. BAs who have been recently thrust in an agile environment should familiarize themselves with the principles and practices of agile, and go the extra mile to develop competencies that go beyond what is expected of them on traditional or waterfall-based projects.Read More
A blog visitor contacted me last week and wanted answers to some questions relating to business analysis. Here's an excerpt of my response. If there's any question you would like answered, please leave a comment below and I'll try to get your response out as soon as I can!
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Dale Turner, an American songwriter and rock musician, once said that some of the most memorable lessons we will ever learn are from past mistakes. As a new BA, there’s a world of possible mistakes though not all mistakes need to be made if they can be anticipated and prevented. Here are some examples of common mistakes every BA should be aware of and avoid:Read More
Words are a lens to focus one’s mind – Ayn Rand
Business Writing is extremely important for almost all professions. Effective communication involves deciding when it is appropriate to send an email, organize a meeting or prepare a presentation. Whatever the case, business writing is extremely important to becoming a successful professional. Here are some free course materials online you can use to improve your writing skills:Read More
I’ve received several enquiries from Software Developers who want to move into the business analyst field. What are the challenges in accomplishing this and how can they be overcome? How can a software developer successfully become a business analyst without being drawn back to their former role whenever the company nears some big deadline and needs developers quickly? This article addresses key career transition questions that developers should have answers to.Read More
Businesses that make decisions without proper rules in place to guide their decision-making are much more likely to miss achieving their goals. To avoid this, companies hire dedicated business rules analysts.
Let’s take a closer look at the role of a business rules analyst and what exactly business rules are.Read More
Leadership is about motivating people to act in ways that help to achieve shared goals and objectives. In eliciting and managing requirements, business analysts encounter numerous opportunities to display their leadership skills and influence the decisions that are made throughout the course of the project.
If you are interested in building or improving on your leadership skills, the following courses provide an avenue for achieving this.Read More