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PMI-PBA® Traceability and Monitoring Domain

This is the fourth post in a series about the PMI-PBA certification. The Traceability and Monitoring domain follows the Analysis domain and includes much of the business analysis work that is traditionally called Requirements Management.  

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Satisfying Stakeholders with Agile Requirements

As organizations work to be more agile and nimble, people responsible for eliciting and analyzing requirements are working to find new ways to understand and communicate about user and product needs.  

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Cut the Costs of Regulations, Hire a Business Analyst!

  Regulatory Costs In the United States (and I am sure other countries), we hear lots of complaints about the cost of regulations. This is especially true during a presidential election year. The paradox of regulatory complaints is that some … Continue reading

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PMI-PBA® Domain: Analysis

PMI-PBA® Domain: Analysis. The third in a series of posts about the creation of our PMI-PBA Exam Prep study guide. (The first domain is Needs Assessment and the second is Planning.) PMI calls the third domain Analysis, but it is … Continue reading

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Yourdon – I hope his Death March was peaceful

Upon learning of the death of Ed Yourdon I immediately went to my bookshelf and started reviewing his books. Mr. Yourdon didn’t know me, but I feel as if I knew him. Throughout my career, he always seemed to be … Continue reading

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PMI-PBA Domain: Planning

The second excerpt from our upcoming study guide PMI-PBA Domain: Planning This is the second in a series of posts about the creation of our PMI-PBA Exam Prep study guide. In my first post I talked about the Needs Assessment … Continue reading

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Project Manager or Business Analyst?

Are You a Project Manager or Business Analyst? I’ve been working with project managers and business analysts for the past 25 years and have thought a lot about the similarities and differences between the professions. I am convinced that they … Continue reading

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PMI Global Congress 2014—North America

Notes on PMI’s New Business Analysis Track I’ve been to PMI® Global Congress a few times in the past and always felt like an outsider. As a full-time business analyst (BA), I rarely found sessions that really hit on tips … Continue reading

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I Took the PMI-PBA Exam

Impressions of the Exam PMI has announced a new certification for business analysis work: the Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)℠. I took the pilot exam and wanted to share my initial thoughts. As part of the pilot group, I agreed … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Project Managers from a Business Analyst

RE: We Don’t Want Your Job! I think I speak for most business analysts when I say, we love business analysis work, we love being part of a project team, and we love the fact that YOU are running the … Continue reading

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