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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


In all of our business analysis training classes, we usually cover the importance of relationships in doing BA work. They are key to us delivering products that the business values and can put to use. Quick – which is the … Continue reading


Update: This article was the #1 viewed article on BA Times and the #3 viewed article on Project Times for 2015. Each year we like to reflect on what’s happened in the business analysis, project management, and Agile professions and make our … Continue reading


You may have seen the TV commercial for a credit card company with the tag line “What’s missing from your wallet?” Well, with all due respect, I’d like to tweak that line to ask “What’s missing from your business cases?” … Continue reading


In my previous blog post What do Business Analysis and Entrepreneurship Have in Common?, I outlined some high-level similarities between business analysis and entrepreneurship. Now let’s explore some detailed parallels between the two. Assuming that business analysis has much in … 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


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


Are Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Data Analytics buzzwords in your workplace? Or are you already working on a BI project and need to ramp up your skills? If so, you’re not alone. Business Intelligence skills have become increasingly valuable in … 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


8/20/2014 Update: Watermark Learning’s PMI-PBA Online Study Exam is now available! Also register for the PMI-PBA Certification Preparation Course today! PMI® has announced its newest credential, the Professional in Business Analysis (PBA). With this initiative, PMI acknowledges the importance of the … Continue reading