Category Working as a BA

Are you a requirements bully?

Extreme positions in your Business Analysis approach can hinder your performance.

Are you a requirements bully?

An extreme approach to requirements elicitation and management isn’t the most productive way to perform Business Analysis duties. Let’s see how to fix this.
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4 ways Business Analysts can save big corporations

BAs are essential to the success of small and large organizations. Here's how.

4 ways Business Analysts can save big corporations

A while ago, I wrote a post about the importance of Business Analysts for startups and smaller businesses. It was necessary, since BAs are underrepresented in this type of organization although they can bring them many benefits. To the opposite, larger corporations usually hire dozens of Business Analysts. Their problem is often that they simply hired…
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Starting a Business Analysis Community of Practice : tips from the community

I decided to start a BA community of pratice. Here's what you proposed me.

Starting a Business Analysis Community of Practice : tips from the community

Since I took a break from teaching last year, I try to fulfill my urge of sharing my knowledge about Business Analysis through this blog and I hope you enjoy it! However, I’m missing face to face interaction with real people (or really, just interactions… because you guys are not very prone to commenting my…
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How to give your project an insurance policy by taking Business Analysis deliverables to the next level

SERIES | Your deliverables are more useful than you think. This series explores how they generate value for your stakeholders through the life of a project.

How to give your project an insurance policy by taking Business Analysis deliverables to the next level

Business Analysis is mainly about communication, where your ultimate goal is to understand, summarize and communicate your stakeholders requirements. From business processes models to detailed solution requirements and UML diagrams, your deliverables and requirements packages will be at the center of your work as a Business Analyst. However, these deliverables should not be the end…
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An easy way to measure Business Analysis Performance

Measuring your performance as a BA provides invaluable insight on how to improve yourself, but it doesn't have to be complicated.

An easy way to measure Business Analysis Performance

Starting a new year often means annual performance reviews in organizations, as well as setting objectives for the upcoming year. Being a BA, I prefer when my business analysis performance objectives are SMART, making it easier to work towards their achievement through the year. However, I have always find it hard to define measurable objectives…
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