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BobtheBA. Have you noticed that more and more people are working from home these days? Perhaps they actually work in the office, but they are cube-less (without a permanent desk)? I am sure you have noticed all of the people … Continue reading

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BobtheBA. I see and hear it all the time – Business Analysts make reference to their business partners saying, “they never know what they want”, “they keep changing their requirements again and again”, or “once again I led them to water”. … Continue reading

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Well it is tax time once again and for some folks it is time to think of remodeling your home. Exciting right? It can be… it can also be a maddening roller coaster ride that is difficult to stop. The next … Continue reading

As any instructor will tell you, one of the best things about teaching is learning from your students.  It happens in some way, big or small, every time you get in front of people who are expecting to hear how … Continue reading

Do you remember the last time something bothered you so much that you couldn’t get it out of your head?  A troublesome thought can consume you and preclude you from thinking of anything else.  It becomes paralyzing. One way to … Continue reading

In a recent project management class, we were discussing meeting effectiveness, and a student asked if it was ever appropriate to flat out excuse someone from a meeting for being rude or obnoxious? Fortunately, I have not been in a … Continue reading

As project managers and business analysts, you are undoubtedly familiar with the misery of poorly planned and poorly run meetings.  It’s a long list of things that drive meeting madness: unclear purpose, wrong people in attendance, lack of ground rules, inadequate preparation, poor time management, etc. … Continue reading

If you’re a project manager or business analyst and have ever facilitated or participated in a virtual meeting, you know they can be highly productive. And, highly frustrating if not run well. Here is a list of 5 things I think … Continue reading