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 Certification – that very word that can inspire hope, bring joy, cause trepidation or strike fear in the hearts of every business analyst. Some people believe in it and others do not. Some people think it is a crutch and … Continue reading


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 All too frequently, we are presented with choices where we need to make a critical decision. Those decisions can have profound impacts for the businesses we are employed by, the type of work that we do, the people we work … Continue reading


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“If you always do what you have always done, you will get what you always got.” Einstein, Twain, Ford have all been credited with this very powerful quote about change, and yet it really does not matter which of them … Continue reading


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Leonardo da Vinci has been described as the archetypical renaissance man. He was a man of unquenchable curiosity, unmatched imagination, and is arguably the most diversely talented person who has ever lived. Certainly known for his painting skills (The Mona … Continue reading


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We have all heard that particular statement exclaimed on more than one occasion, and more likely, it has come out of our own mouths at some point. “That’s not fair!” Life is not fair. Although we know this, it does … Continue reading


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Requirements writer’s block – it happens to all of us at some point.  Writer’s block is a condition where an author loses the ability to produce new work.  Requirements writer’s block may happen for several reasons including: a lack of … Continue reading


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I recently had “another” airport experience. It is inevitable when you travel a lot. This time, the plane was switched for another plane due to equipment concerns. Now, whereas I am happy they were able to detect the reasons the … Continue reading


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It was an exceptionally cold winter. I was 7 years old, bundled up in long underwear, a snowmobile suit, a long scratchy scarf tied around my head (literally tied on), hand-me-down snowmobile boots that were slightly too big for me … Continue reading


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 So we have all heard of the saying “the devil is in the details”, right? But what does it really mean? This idiom actually derives from an earlier phrase “God is in the detail” which expresses the idea that whatever … Continue reading


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As Business Analysts, we often feel that our work must be perfect. It is after all, being scrutinized constantly, and we know that in the end if something is labeled a defect, well… we get the blame. I frequently see … Continue reading