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Go Ahead, Give In to the Top Ten Lists

I love the end of the year articles about the top ten movies of the year, or top ten books, and also  the New Year predictions like “12 trends to watch in 2017”.  Every year during the holidays, I find … 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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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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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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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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Servant Leadership Requires Discipline

Servant leadership is one of the critical success factors in agile approaches to product development. The behaviors associated with servant leadership are not new, but they are very difficult to implement. One aspect of servant leadership is the ability to … 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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