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Continuing education in our profession is an excellent way to develop our role and further our careers. However, receiving a certification can often prove challenging. Finding the funds and spending the time required to get a certification is especially difficult … Continue reading


From a business standpoint, one of the most vital roles on any Scrum team is the Product Owner (PO). It is a challenging role, one that requires the PO to take accountability for making business decisions about the product–decisions such … Continue reading


To produce and deliver products of the highest possible value, you must be able to help teams deliver products in short cycles, enabling fast feedback, continual improvement, and rapid adaption to change. If that sounds a lot like the definition … Continue reading


Since 2009, we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year on projects and making predictions for the upcoming year. Here are some of the recent trends we have discussed: Agile successes, challenges, and use beyond software Organizations recognize the … Continue reading


In honor of the new Star Wars movie coming out in December, we thought we would take you through a strategic thinking journey, using one of our favorite Star Wars character and greatest philosopher of all time – Yoda – … Continue reading


This past July, I (Susan) was hospitalized for a heart condition. Looking back at this event, I found that my business analysis skills were useful in understanding the overall situation. I was visiting my parents in my hometown of Perham, … Continue reading


What do detectives, entrepreneurs/innovators, doctors, lawyers, and effective business analysts all have in common? Among other things, they all have to connect the dots[i] to be successful. Like detectives sorting through objects at the scene of the crime, or doctors … Continue reading


Originally published September 1, 2009 We all know that conflict is a difference of opinion and therefore neutral – neither good nor bad. Right? But try telling that to a project manager or business analyst embroiled in conflict. Conflict can threaten … Continue reading


We estimate there are probably thousands of eligible people thinking about or wanting to become certified, but they haven’t started yet. There is no doubt that both the CBAP and CCBA applications and exams are difficult. Yet, people do make it through … Continue reading


Since 2009, we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year on projects and making predictions for the upcoming year. To summarize the “trends” we saw in 2016: Emergence of the Business Relationship Manager (BRM) to maximize value Agile … Continue reading