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Ask the Why Question – It Really Works!

I was recently asked by one of our customers to facilitate a requirements elicitation session on a change to an existing system. The software functionality is fairly simple so the group scheduled an hour session and just wanted an experienced … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Why Are Business Analysts Reluctant to Use Agile?

I enjoyed the Business Analyst World Conference in Atlanta last month and presented “Confessions of a Reluctant Agilist” to a group of Business Analysts. I asked everyone to write down one reason they are reluctant to use agile approaches, and … Continue reading

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