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October 25, 2018

The 4×4 Framework for Successful Initiative Management

All initiatives have a common construct for success. This has been established and proven out over years of experience. Some industries or skill sets are very […]
October 11, 2018

Stop Approaching Work Like A Dog Digging Up A Bone: Part 2

The Essentials of Initiative Management To keep initiative work on track, you need a specific initiative management approach, one that’s different from the way you manage […]
October 4, 2018

Stop Approaching Work Like A Dog Digging Up A Bone: Part 1

You’re an expert at what you do. You understand how your work fits into the bigger picture of your organization, you have the experience to know […]
April 26, 2016
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Understanding Your Business Analysis Responsibilities

Whether you have the title or not or know the business analyst responsibilities, if you’re doing the work of business analysis, your job is to recommend […]
April 12, 2016
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What’s in a Name: Business Analysis

What is business analysis? Is it work that’s reserved only for those with the professional title? According to the IIBA, “Business Analysis is the practice of […]
January 12, 2016
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User Acceptance Testing: The Most Important Job You Could be Overlooking

When most people think of business analysis, they think of identifying needs and defining requirements for an end product. A quick search of the web will […]
December 15, 2015
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Don’t Shortcut the Business Case Process

Many organizations are light on business cases. It’s a step that is often skipped, and it’s easy to see why. When people have ideas for a […]
June 19, 2015
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Business Requirements: Documenting the Business Side of Projects

While many business projects are IT-related, more and more are being initiated and funded by lines of business, from marketing to finance and beyond. If you’ve […]
April 27, 2015
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User Stories and Use Cases Go Hand-in-Hand

Whether it’s a software project or a marketing project, all projects have something to deliver. And all projects have users—people who will interact with that end […]
March 17, 2015
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Business Analysis Training: The 5 Parts of a Compelling Business Case

You see a problem. You have a solution. You can’t get management to listen. That is, until you mention the resources required, and then they’re listening—and […]