Tag Archives: Project Management

Leadership without Authority

I’m reading “Leadership and the One Minute Manager,” by Ken Blanchard. The book discusses “situational leadership,” which essentially means that a manager’s leadership style must vary depending on the competency of the person being managed.   As I was reading the … Continue reading

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PMI’s new Requirements Management: A Practice Guide

A bridge between two detailed standards One of the reasons I haven’t yet finished my PMI-PBA Certification study guide is that I wanted to make sure I was in alignment with PMI’s Requirements Management: A Practice Guide (see my blogs … Continue reading

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To BA or Not BA . . .

That is the question….. Ok, I know the title is a bit corny, but hopefully got your attention.  This week BBC 2015 opens in Las Vegas, so talking about Business Analysis is timely. The real question that comes up time … Continue reading

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Methodology A or B, Or Both?

One Attendee’s Perspective from the Agile 2015 Conference While attending the Agile 2015 conference in August, I heard a lot of discussion about pure agile teams, waterfall teams, and a combination of the two. A number of the presenters stressed … 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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I want to introduce myself in my first blog on Converging 360. As leader of the Project Management Area of practice for RMC Project Management, I wear many hats within our organization. In addition to being a trainer, I am … Continue reading

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Project Communication Effect

Having a well-thought-out and documented communications management plan from the very beginning of a project can often mean the difference between success and failure. Too often project managers (PMs) approach their projects without planning communications. They may focus all their … Continue reading

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Breaking Down the Project Charter

Projects are most successful when there is written authority for the project manager to plan and organize work. A project charter should be created by the project manager from input he/she gathers from the sponsor(s) and the key stakeholders. The project charter includes … Continue reading

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