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On the way home from the Building Business Capability (BBC) conference last week, my wife Elizabeth and I stopped in at an electronics store in Las Vegas. We wanted to listen to an audio book on her new iPod, and the … Continue reading


I read a funny quote the other day, actually a list of Paraprosdokians that my friend Hal Korff sent. (Thanks, Hal.) It goes like this: “The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” It’s … Continue reading


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We live in a land of bigger is better, faster is more, stronger is best, and working harder is a way of life. In the world of projects, bigger may not meet the actual needs of the business, faster prevents … Continue reading


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As I was listening to the song “Sowing the Seeds of Love” by Tears for Fears the other day, I was first reminded that I truly am a child of the ’80s (non-big hair movement mind you.  It also reminded … 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


In a recent webinar I gave on Fantastic Voyage or Impossible Dream? The BA as Management Consultant, we had limited time for questions and answers. Below are answers to all the unanswered questions received during the session. Q: Would you … Continue reading


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There are so many great lessons we learn as children. Do you remember stop, drop and roll? It is one of the first simple safety techniques that we are taught that helps extinguish a fire on our clothes or hair … Continue reading


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BobtheBA. Have you noticed that more and more people are working from home these days? Perhaps they actually work in the office, but they are cube-less (without a permanent desk)? I am sure you have noticed all of the people … Continue reading


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BobtheBA. I see and hear it all the time – Business Analysts make reference to their business partners saying, “they never know what they want”, “they keep changing their requirements again and again”, or “once again I led them to water”. … Continue reading


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Well it is tax time once again and for some folks it is time to think of remodeling your home. Exciting right? It can be… it can also be a maddening roller coaster ride that is difficult to stop. The next … Continue reading