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Originally published in PM Times on May 22, 2015. Use case models have been around for decades. Long after Information Engineering was all the rage and through object-oriented analysis and design they hung around. They threatened to disappear when Agile methods … Continue reading


Overview If PMI-PBA certification is in your future, then so is the application process. Fortunately, PMI has greatly improved the application process over the years, at least regarding the ease of using the online application process. Nevertheless, there is still … Continue reading


Originally published in BA Times on January 25, 2016. In past articles in this series, we covered topics such as the similarity between business analysis practitioners and entrepreneurs and the types and stages of entrepreneurialism. In part 4, we focused … Continue reading


  For years, we’ve gotten questions from Agile seminar participants about how to apply Scrum to “real life,” as though these methods are “good in theory, but not at my company!” Some organizations may not be ready to adopt Agile … Continue reading


Thank you to everyone who attended the “BA Toolkit: Top Models for Complete Requirements” webinar, hosted by Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP, CSM, PMI-PBA. If you missed it or would like to review, check out the recording. In the webinar, our expert host covered the top … Continue reading


Originally published in BA Times on January 18, 2016. Each year, since 2009, we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year in the areas of business analysis and project management (including Agile), and making predictions for the upcoming year. … Continue reading


Angela Johnson, Certified Scrum Trainer and Coach asks, “What’s all the fuss about scaling Agile and Scrum”?  Is it just me or has the word “scaling” become a buzz word in the Agile community in the last 5 years? Thinking … Continue reading


During PMI’s 2015 Global Congress, Elizabeth Larson, CBAP, PMP, CSM, PMI-PBA was asked to do an interview to discuss her paper and presentation “I Don’t Have Time to Innovate: I’m Too Busy Doing Business Analysis” (co-written with Richard Larson). Cornelius Fichtner of PM Podcast … Continue reading


Thank you to everyone who attended “The Product Owner – the most difficult role in Scrum” webinar, hosted by Angela Johnson, PMP, PMI-ACP, CST. If you missed it or would like to review, check out the recording. In the webinar, the role of … Continue reading


It’s that time again – the New Year, when we look back at the past year and think about what we’d like to change in the coming year, much like retrospectives. This act of looking back happens much more frequently … Continue reading