What crazy things are happening with methods?

Ivar Jacobson tells some of the craziest things he has noticed after 50 years of working with methods and frameworks.

How to grow in a professional career as a BA?

LN Mishra tells some steps to grow as a business professional. Any business professional.

What is a Business Analysis mindset?

Yulia Kosarenko explains how a BA mindset targets the motivation of any professional to look for better business outcomes.

Are there some universal principles of good product design?

Karl Wiegers presents some principles and lessons anyone can use to design better products.

Why to become an IIBA member?

Jared Gorai lists the main benefits of being an IIBA associated member.

How to become a conference speaker?

Amy Ruddell provides great tips to be accepted and became a successful speaker at the greatest professional conferences.

Are projects and requirements still needed in Agile?

The master of Happy Projects, Roland Gareis, presents projects as temporary social systems to achieve unique results.

Who is responsible for the analysis on Agile?

Angela Wick challenges the myth that there is no BA on agile teams.

Hunt x Hunter Analysis

My pets teach me how to classify and choose the best technique for different situations.

What is the Principal Business Analyst?

Briana Ertanin explains how the business analyst is evolving to a C-Level role in Australia and invites the community to be part of this change.

How is Business Analysis evolving?

Keith Ellis tells us about how Business Analysis is expanding and creating new opportunities for many professionals.

What is a T-shape business analyst?

Debra Paul explains how a service view can guide the development of a BA professional.

How can visual thinking help Business Analysts?

Paddy Dhanda and Grant Wright show you how to put visual thinking into practice.

How can we make workshops work?

Dr. Penny Pullan shares some tips to plan an effective workshop.

What is the business analysis value proposition?

Could we define a single specific value proposition for Business Analysis? Debra Paul doesn’t think so.

Difference between requirements and rules

Gladys Lam illustrates the difference between business requirements and business rules with a simple and practical example from home.

Business Analysis as a Service

Christina Lovelock explains how to define and organize Business Analysis as a structured service in an organization, giving clarity about the role of BAs.

What’s the difference between BA, PM and PO?

Kevin Brennan explains the difference between business analyst, product manager and product owner.

What’s the connection between Lean Six Sigma, Business Analysis, and Agile?

Vince Mirabelli defines the contribution of each discipline to reach better business outcomes.

What is ATDD / BDD?

Howard Podeswa explains the meaning and how to use Acceptance Criterias in a Software Development life-cycle based on an Agile Approach.

What is a Methodology?

Learn the five concepts to structure your own company’s path to find it’s outcomes.

Why is business analysis essential pre-project?

Adrian Reed explains the necessity of answering WHY? and WHAT? before defining HOW? And, despite there is not a single order for that, there must be an alignment to put projects on track.

Should an executive be a Business Analyst?

Alain Arseneault explains why Business Analysis must be done at a Strategic level to guide better business decisions.

Who is responsible for the Enterprise Analysis in an Agile environment?

Vince Mirabelli explains the value of Enterprise Analysis and how it must be pursued by any professional in an organization.

How do I ensure that a story is ready for development?

Howard Podeswa points four different techniques to help us to create stories that could be passed to the development team.

The Agile Requirement

a new proposed definition

Framework vs Methodology

Is Scrum a Framework or a Methodology?

Corona Christmas

With changes happening in my family and around us, I had to write a new letter to Santa Claus changing my requirements. Context changes and we must find new alternatives to meet the business goals. That is when agility is important. Context always rules.

Requirements to Santa Claus

I decided to write Santa a requirements specification and make sure everything is well defined. Merry Christmas to all.

The Scrum Guide on a single page

An easy way to learn and share the key concepts of Scrum.

3 Different Agile Perspectives

Agile transformation impacts different roles differently. “The Agile Extension to the BABOK Guide introduces a multi level, rolling planning model to help practitioners, teams, and organizations to manage business analysis work, so they can quickly leverage learning and discover what provides the most actual value.” What values the most may change, depending on each one […]

Global BA Day

A small comic strip to celebrate this important date.

Left or Right

What is the difference between Left or Right wing policies? In this video I used the technique of Concept Modeling to explain my personal understanding about this concepts. I strongly recommend everyone to understand the pros and cons of each side and to avoid extremist positions. The best way is on the search for a […]

What is Business Analysis?

I published this video in 2013 to explain BA to C-Level. BABOK Guide was there in version 2 (now 3 since 2015), but the message in the video still remains relevant. The voice you hear is from my friend Maureen McVey and the logo is from my company in Brazil, Gigante Consultoria. It took seven […]

Sing Your Life

(with Bob The BA) I met Bob Prentis at the Building Business Capability Conference, many years ago. I went into a lecture right after lunch. I was tired, my stomach was full and I started to get sleepy. The speaker was not bad, but basic. Suddenly, I started to hear clapping and loud laughter coming […]

The Role of Business Analyst in UI/UX

IIBA has the potential to unite BA’s from different continents and produce a result which helps the community. Here’s my second graphical illustration video based on my Indian friend, Suhas Kerurkar, article. As defined in the BABOK Guide, a Business Analyst must enable change by understanding the needs and recommending the most valuable solutions to […]

IIBA Global Business Analysis Salary Survey

I am supporting IIBA in spreading its Global Salary Survey worldwide. The more professionals participate, the better the information we’ll all use to plan our careers and make our own decisions. Come with me and Rosalyn Tan to support this initiative. Take the survey at https://www.iiba.org/ and share this video with your friends. Together we […]

Agility from Different Viewpoints to influence Digital Transformation

This one is not a real video, but the content of the presentation made with prezi I used at IIBA Webinar in Jun, 18, 2020, restricted to associated members only. If you are an IIBA Member, access the IIBA website to watch the full webinar in video.

Backlog Management

Who needs to manage a backlog? Only those who have a lot to do and little time (or resources), that is, nowadays, everyone. This video is a class that is part of the online course BABOK Guide Business Analysis produced by #thebrazilianba. Leave a comment or get in touch if you are interested and want […]

Business Analysts role in RFP

In RFP (Request For Proposal) different companies share informations about a problem or opportunity to be addressed. And Business Analysis operates in both sides of this communication. RFP is a request in which an issuer asks responders to submit proposals demonstrating how a product or service they offer can solve the issuer’s requirements. Read the […]

Requirements Management

A project is expected to meet its deadline, budget and scope. But, in many cases, even if commitments are fulfilled, managers and administrators do not understand why their projects and investments fail in the main objetive: meeting the needs for which they were created. This short video presents what is requirements management, and how this […]

Roles Specialization

Does your organization need formal roles for Business Analyst, System Analyst, Project Manager, Quality Assurance Analyst, Tester, Enterprise Architect, Business Architect, Information Architect, Database administrator, Product Owner, Product Manager, Business Owner, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, UX Designer, UI Designer…? (this list is endless) In this small story I try to explain where and how specialization […]

Who’s to blame in Mrs. Johnson’s garden?

What is business analysis? And who is responsible to do it? A lot of projects struggles by misunderstanding the needs of the customers or deciding for sub-optimal solutions to address those needs. Business Analysis techniques and principles may help you and your business to achieve better outcomes.

The root of the problem

Does your business strive to address effects or causes of problems? The analysis of a problem and the identification of the most appropriate solution can be done in a structured and organized way. Root cause analysis is a technique that guides us to seek the true source of problems, to solve it properly and not […]

Effective Communication

Communicating clearly and unambiguously is an art. But it needs to be more than that, it needs to be a science. Professional organizations cannot be at the mercy of the fact that everything that is implied in a message is properly “guessed” by their interlocutors. Techniques such as Concept Modeling, shown in this video, and […]

Maria’s chocolate candies

Analyzing Maria´s business anybody can understand why the separation between processes and rules is a fundamental concept in business modeling. This division can help to simplify and manage organizations.

The Sultan’s Project

The Sultan’s Project is a fable created by Fabrício Laguna to present, in a playful and simple way, how concepts from various disciplines complement each other in a problem-solving process. In this 5 minutes video, disciplines such as Business Analysis, Project Management, Systems Analysis, Quality Assurance and Change Management are related to show how a […]