Tag Archives: business analyst

BA or BSA: What’s the Difference?

Recently I’ve been asked several times about the differences between a business analyst (BA) and a business systems analyst (BSA). My first answer, of course, is “It depends.” It depends on how your organization has defined the roles. But I … Continue reading

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Analysis Slows Agile—Good Thing!

Most agile approaches don’t include the role of the business analyst (BA) or even discuss any analysis work. Analysis is the process of understanding needs, finding the root cause of problems, and brainstorming about the best solutions.This is a critical-thinking process … Continue reading

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RMC Launches Fellow’s Certificate™ A New Approach to Skill Mastery

Lots of people working in project management, program management, and business analysis ask me which certification they should get. There are at least ten different options from the Project Management Institute (PMI®), the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA), and … Continue reading

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PM and BA???

I have been talking about the importance of having a PM and a BA on a project for 10 years. Although I still would prefer this arrangement I recognize that few teams have the luxury of pure roles. So everyone … Continue reading

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