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The IIBA® has produced an important update to its definitive Business Analysis Body of Knowledge, the BABOK® Guide. Released in April 2015, the BABOK Guide includes major upgrades, ranging from the BA Core Concept ModelTM (BACCM), to changes to most Knowledge Areas, the addition … Continue reading


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Hey BAs – stop taking notes and start leading! I have taught for years that Business Analysts must be leaders (not just note takers) and I have to admit that I have not always received the warmest welcome when I … Continue reading


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Let’s be clear, I am an eater, a food enthusiast, foodie, and gourmand; all of which make for a great hobby and fantastic dining experiences. I am always on the lookout for an amazing gastronomic experience, whether it is the … Continue reading


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Scrooged! “Bah humbug!”  Well at least that is what it sounded like to me (BobtheBA) at the time, a few Christmases ago.  And all I could think of was “What a Scrooge!”  So what’s the story that brought out the worst … Continue reading


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Hey BAs – stop taking notes and start leading! I have taught for years that Business Analysts must be leaders (not just note takers) and I have to admit that I have not always received the warmest welcome when I … Continue reading


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Hello from the COE Blogosphere!  BobtheBA  is here ready to scratch the surface of the Competency Center.  And before I get started I want to give a big shout out to Angela Wick and committee that did such an amazing … Continue reading


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Felicitations, Bloggers! BobtheBA (https://twitter.com/BobtheBA) is here ready to talk Center of Practice and your opportunity for success. In our last blogisode, we got some insight into what a Community of Practice is trying to or hoping to accomplish. It is a … Continue reading


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Salutations!  BobtheBA https://twitter.com/BobtheBA here.  Are we ready for another BACOE blogisode?  Let’s go!  So in my last blogisode I talked about the many paths to Business Analysis maturity and the need for you to first start with root cause analysis … Continue reading


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Hello to all you crazy passionate practitioners and supporters of business analysis! Welcome to Bob The BA’s slightly askew, often strange but true and informative business analysis planetoid (a bit cramped but I can’t afford a large planet). No matter what … Continue reading