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In January we wrote an article like we do every year about the upcoming trends in business analysis and project management: Distributed leadership Design Schizophrenic approach to certification Innovation and entrepreneurship Changing culture through Agile team training Balance in project … Continue reading


This week continues my video interview series on Project REAL with Bob Prentiss, Senior Instructor at Watermark Learning.  If you missed the first installment, watch Bob’s introduction to Project REAL.   To see all blog posts on this topic, click the video series banner above.     … Continue reading


  What do Business Analysis and Entrepreneurship Have in Common? If you are a BA, you may be wondering about your career options. To be honest, we all do that, but I tend to hear about career concerns from business … Continue reading


Fall is coming up quickly, and that means it’s national conference season! We find national conferences to be a great way to improve your skills and to grow you network. These are valuable to both individual practitioners and organizations. Admittedly, … Continue reading


Getting your business analysis or project management industry certification is a notable accomplishment for individuals and a benefit to organizations. For organizations it helps promote consistency on projects and shows that practitioners working in the organization have a level-set understanding … Continue reading


A planned requirements approach is essential to a successful and smooth-running project.  Just like the project itself needs a project plan, the requirements process needs a requirements plan.  This necessity has been recognized most recently in PMI’s 2014 Pulse of … Continue reading


This week I added PMI-ACP® to my signature after passing my PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification exam. According to PMI, there were 5,999 active PMI-ACP credential holders worldwide as of June 30, 2014, and the certification is becoming increasingly … Continue reading


Why PMI-ACP Training? Today’s businesses are as diverse as the people running them, but they all operate in today’s business environment which is always changing, fast-paced, and customer-driven. In that environment, traditional project management approaches are often too cumbersome to … Continue reading


Agile Daily Standup In my many years of project management training, I often joke that our discussion about project tracking and reporting isn’t going to take long because I don’t like it. Even so, I have always advocated for regular, … Continue reading


IIBA Slovenia Business Analysis Conference – June 2014 Elizabeth and I were fortunate to be in Slovenia on vacation this summer when the IIBA Slovenia chapter was holding a business analysis conference on Synergies – The Future of Business. We previously met and became … Continue reading