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Hello all – BobtheBA here.  So have you been assigned to a project where you immediately felt like someone handed you a T-shirt that said “I just started a project and all I got was this lousy business case!” You are … Continue reading


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Hello all – BobtheBA here and ready to share some more corporate training secrets to help get your training requests approved. Last time we discussed that you needed to keep your audience in mind. WIIFT (what’s in it for them – the … Continue reading


I recently heard on NPR a doctor named David Loxtercamp, author of “A Measure of Days: The Journal of a Country Doctor.” He described his views of the medical profession, and sounded like a wise and thoughtful physician. During his … Continue reading


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Hello all – BobtheBA here. Have you ever wondered why some people get to go to training and others don’t?  In the early stages of my corporate business analysis career I certainly did!  I would ask and ask and it seemed … Continue reading


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Hello all – BobtheBA here. I have recently read some blogs, tweets, had several conversations and listened to various viewpoints on the subject of “Template Zombies” and use of templates in general. The concept of “Template Zombies” was first addressed (as … Continue reading


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Hello all – BobtheBA here to briefly talk about strategy.  Business Analysis?  War strategy?  What do these two things have in common?  Surprisingly a lot.  It is very important to plan and manage your requirements effort but more importantly it is … Continue reading


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Let me be candid and up front – I do not like assumptions. Never have, never will. I truly believe that they can be one of the most destructive forces in business analysis. I do not like them here or … 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 you … Continue reading


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I have often heard that BAs make “common” mistakes. Perhaps it is just an unfortunate choice of words (or perhaps my glass is always half-full), but I personally believe that we should focus less on the negative and more on … 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