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Once again, I’ve been on the trail catching up with people who have earned their certification in either business analysis or project management to see what impact it has had on their professional development or practice. Previously, I talked with a … Continue reading


Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam Update Pushed to January 2016: The date for the PMP Exam Update has been pushed back from November 2, 2015, to January 12, 2016. The last day to take the current version … Continue reading


The Benefits of Short Iterations, or Why Time is Like Closet Space I’ve always used the maxim that time is like closet space – the more you have, the more you fill it up with stuff! (I recently moved to … Continue reading


The PMP exam changes are approaching early 2016. Below is a Question & Answer segment discussing these changes. Q:   Why is the PMI changing the PMP Exam?  A:    In general, PMI periodically updates their certification exams as a result of two … Continue reading


So, you don’t think you are an entrepreneur? How business analysis helps innovation. You might think you are not going to start a company or build a business from the ground up. Maybe you don’t want to risk your livelihood … Continue reading


Agile, as a philosophy, has “crossed the chasm” as organizations seek to respond to dynamic market conditions and fickle, quality-focused customers. While every organization has certainly explored Agile methods to some extent, many continue to struggle with their application and … Continue reading


Most people in the BA field know that the IIBA® has produced an important update to its definitive Business Analysis Body of Knowledge, the BABOK® Guide. Released in April 2015, the BABOK Version 3 Guide includes major upgrades, ranging from … Continue reading


There is no grass growing under the feet of folks at PMI.  And that’s going to have most of us hopping this summer and into fall as we work to make sense of what’s happening in the PMI certification world … Continue reading


We were fortunate to be invited to the Small Business Majority’s inaugural Leadership Summit in Washington DC recently. Because of our previous efforts on behalf of the group, we were asked to attend along with 100 other small business leaders from … Continue reading


Part 3: Life Stages of Entrepreneurs In previous blog posts, we compared how people who work in business analysis have many parallels with entrepreneurs. Much of the similarity rests with the products that BA practitioners help create and the solutions … Continue reading