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Developing our new course, Getting Real Results from Virtual Teams, has me poring through resources and reflecting on my own experiences of working virtually. There are, of course, many types of virtual work environments and circumstances, just as there are … Continue reading


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We have all heard that particular statement exclaimed on more than one occasion, and more likely, it has come out of our own mouths at some point. “That’s not fair!” Life is not fair. Although we know this, it does … Continue reading


Thanks to all of you who attended Watermark Learning’s webinar Seven Ways to Build Trust for Successful Requirements Elicitation. This is Part 2 of a three-part series of questions and answers that were not addressed during the webinar. Question 1: … Continue reading


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Requirements writer’s block – it happens to all of us at some point.  Writer’s block is a condition where an author loses the ability to produce new work.  Requirements writer’s block may happen for several reasons including: a lack of … Continue reading


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I recently had “another” airport experience. It is inevitable when you travel a lot. This time, the plane was switched for another plane due to equipment concerns. Now, whereas I am happy they were able to detect the reasons the … Continue reading


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It was an exceptionally cold winter. I was 7 years old, bundled up in long underwear, a snowmobile suit, a long scratchy scarf tied around my head (literally tied on), hand-me-down snowmobile boots that were slightly too big for me … Continue reading


Thanks to all of you who attended Watermark Learning’s webinar Seven Ways to Build Trust for Successful Requirements Elicitation. Thank you for the outstanding response. I do apologize that we didn’t have time to address all the questions during the … 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 … Continue reading


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As Business Analysts, we often feel that our work must be perfect. It is after all, being scrutinized constantly, and we know that in the end if something is labeled a defect, well… we get the blame. I frequently see … 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