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In this age of digital transformations and the digital BA, data matters. Without data there would be no big data, no data mining, no machine learning or predictive analytics. No AI. Nothing digital to transform. So yes, we have to … Continue reading


The tempo of change and level of uncertainty on many levels keeps organizations constantly having to strategize to sustain their customers’ interest and remain competitive. Similarly, project professionals have to strategize to keep their organizations’ interest in keeping them on … Continue reading


What does it mean to be a digital BA or digital PM? How is that related to artificial intelligence? What are the things you should be thinking about related to your value proposition for your projects and organizations in a digital … Continue reading


The two of us recently completed a fun trip with a small group to Bhutan after visiting Nepal on our own. The country is amazing and everything we had hoped for. Bhutan is a mainly Buddhist country and their philosophy and … Continue reading


I have always loved the Game of Thrones TV series. What has fascinated me the most is the treatment of the Trusted Advisor, beautifully portrayed by Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Tyrion embodies important ingredients of a trusted advisor who … Continue reading


We all think, every minute of every waking hour. Thinking is an internal mental process that takes the data and information received through our senses and combines the new information into our existing store of learned information. This activity can … Continue reading


Ten years ago, I wrote an article entitled, Can the Same Person Function as a PM and BA on the Same Project? I wrote that we need to distinguish whether the same person “could” (sure they could, but with sometimes questionable … Continue reading


Influencing skills in today’s work environment are central to getting anything done. Consider what you do day in and day out. How much of your time is spent trying to get someone to think, feel, or do something they aren’t … Continue reading


It’s always fun to read the reflections and prognostications this time of year about what’s happening in the project world. Indeed, we have our own collection of what we see as emerging trends in the fields of project management, business … Continue reading


Since 2009, we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year and making predictions for the upcoming year. Here are some of the recent trends we have discussed: The digital BA Lean business cases BAs and PMs in a … Continue reading