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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


Virtualization.  It’s no longer a question of do you work virtually, but how much of your day is spent working with others with whom you have little or no face time.  Frankly, this can appeal to our less-industrious selves.  How … Continue reading


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We live in a land of bigger is better, faster is more, stronger is best, and working harder is a way of life. In the world of projects, bigger may not meet the actual needs of the business, faster prevents … Continue reading


The ability to influence others is a requisite skill for any project professional.  It sure would be handy to be able to march around and dictate that people do this or that, but the fact is, when team members tell … 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


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Let’s be clear, I am an eater, a food enthusiast, foodie, and gourmand; all of which make for a great hobby and fantastic dining experiences. I am always on the lookout for an amazing gastronomic experience, whether it is the … Continue reading


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Have you heard the new buzzword/term “simplexify”? I have heard it about 3 times in the last few weeks.  “The answer is to simplexify!” “We need to simplexify.” “In their haste what they did was simplexify and not simplify.” One … Continue reading


Oh the joys of a summer vacation…and the agony of going back to work.  For many, it’s the email in-box that we dread returning to most.  After a week of vacation, how many unread emails do you expect in your … Continue reading


It’s been a few weeks since Elizabeth and I visited New Zealand, with a July 4 holiday in the middle. I’m finally getting a chance to finish my blog about the second half of our trip. After having business meetings … Continue reading


We recently hosted a lively webinar on Organizational Change Management titled “Is Your Organization Project Capable? Assessing Organizational Readiness” by one of our senior training instructors, Stevie Peterson. There were tons of questions and time ran out before we could … Continue reading