Managing Requirements in an Agile World: Avoiding the “Round Peg/Square Hole” Dilemma Webinar

Managing Requirements in an Agile World: Avoiding the “Round Peg/Square Hole” Dilemma Webinar

Requirements are critical to any successful development activity. In a time when speed to market and agility are critical success factors, it is no surprise that the Agile framework and SCRUM process are urgently being sought out by organizations with…

Got Big Data? How can you combine the Big Data with traditional enterprise data?

Got Big Data? How can you combine the Big Data with traditional enterprise data?

Most organizations today have both traditional data (ERP, relational, and other structured) as well as non-traditional (big data, cloud, BI metadata layers, and unstructured) data sources. Additionally, Big Data projects are popping up in your organization as well. All this…

10 Career-Crushers that Threaten Every Business Analyst – And How to Prevent Them!

10 Career-Crushers that Threaten Every Business Analyst – And How to Prevent Them!

Career opportunities for Business Analysts have never looked better. Both CNNMoney and Indeed.com rank Business Analyst (BA) among today’s most in-demand jobs. But even the brightest and most ambitious BAs can have their careers thrown off-track by falling victim to…

John Seddon interview

John Seddon interview

John Seddon discusses some key issues concerning improvement and some of the problems inherent in traditional lean approaches. Interviewed by Paul Thomas, the video was

The Knowledge Explosion: How to crank up productivity and be a dynamite leader

The Knowledge Explosion: How to crank up productivity and be a dynamite leader

No one is asking you to turn your company into a hippie commune, but the fact is that even your most senior executives can learn something from a new hire. Knowledge sharing without hierarchical boundaries will drive better results, increase…

Empowering the Business Analyst to Deliver Strategic Analytics with Ease Webinar

Empowering the Business Analyst to Deliver Strategic Analytics with Ease Webinar

Today’s business analyst struggles with getting the right data, the right results to the right people at the right time. Most analysts rely too much on IT throughout the analytical process – this can be time consuming. Others may not…

Thorny Issues in Software Requirements w/ Karl Wiegers Webinar

Thorny Issues in Software Requirements w/ Karl Wiegers Webinar

Over the years I’ve found that many software organizations struggle with the same issues when it comes to requirements. Such troublesome topics include: how to define project scope; the connection between use cases and functional requirements; distinguishing requirements from design;…

Business Process Modeling Across the SDLC - and its Links to Other BA Tools w/ Howard Podeswa

Business Process Modeling Across the SDLC – and its Links to Other BA Tools w/ Howard Podeswa

The presentation explains how Business Process Modeling (BPM) is used in practice by following a case study through the project life cycle. At each point, BPM activities and deliverable are highlighted and their links to complementary BA techniques is explored.…

Create a BA Center of Excellence and Improve Business Performance and Innovation

Create a BA Center of Excellence and Improve Business Performance and Innovation

Business Analysts are now emerging from requirement writers for IT projects to serving as a pivotal link in business change and transformation. However, to be successful, business analysts have to have the right set of skills and competencies. The skills…

Rapid Analytics – A visual, live approach to requirements gathering and B analytic  development

Rapid Analytics – A visual, live approach to requirements gathering and B analytic development

Most analytics and business intelligence projects fail because the analytics delivered by IT don’t meet the requirements of the business users. Agile analytics or agile BI has been viewed as a potential solution to this problem, but applying agile development…