I’ve learned a lot of lessons, some more painfully than others, about how to get the most out of the conference. I thought it would be good to share some of those lessons as we are about to embark on Agile2014 in Orlando.
In a recent blog post I predicated that within the year PMI would come out with a Requirements Management Certification. In the interest of full disclosure and learning from our mistakes, I’m writing here to acknowledge I was wrong, well sort of. PMI is coming out with a another certification, but it’s not limited to Requirements Management.
This morning (November 22, 2013) I had the opportunity to be involved in a very unique discussion. SkillsMatter hosted the Agile Testing & BDD Exchange in London. This particular discussion involved people from three different countries, and only one of them was actually in London when the conversation occurred.
I am proud to be a part of a new program in the Agile Alliance – Analysis and Product Management in Agile that was formed with the purpose of providing a way for practitioners in the business analysis and product management communities to share stories, questions, and puzzles about using those skills in an agile setting and to share ideas between communities. The first activity of the program will be an Agile Open Jam at the Building Business Capability (BBC) conference
Business analysts typically work in large organizations as resources on projects focused on eliciting and documenting requirements. The truth is, they add much more value when they think more like small business owners and consultants. This post takes a look at lessons BA’s can learn from ebook about pricing consulting services.
I originally introduced Arthur in this article for Agile Connections on March 6, 2013. Arthur is a middle manager and product owner in a medium-sized insurance company who has been assigned to take on an agile project. For those unfamiliar with agile, the terminology and techniques of agile approaches can seem strange and often a little silly when not accompanied with an explanation as to why those techniques exist. I explained the challenges product owners like Arthur face and how to make product owners understand agile better.