The Five Whys Technique (also known as “Popping the Why Stack”) has long been suggested as a way to get to the ultimate reason for a project. But when you ask why repeatedly, you run the risk of looking quite pedantic and annoying stakeholders. With that in mind, I thought I’d provide a list of […]
Originally published on B2T Training BA Blog. One of my favorite aspects of adopting an agile mindset is the tendency to think about whether what I am doing actually adds value to the organization. With this though, comes the knotty problem that value can often be hard to clearly define. Because I generally find myself […]
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.