Chat GPT and other language models that understand natural language represent the beginning of the fourth wave in the way we interact with computers.
A practical example to understand once and for all the difference between requirements and business rules and why it is important to keep them separate.
The business analysis mindset is a dynamic set of attitudes, behaviors, beliefs, emotional tendencies, mental models, and values that continually drives business improvements.
The methodology used to describe the business analysis mindset in a comparative table that makes it simple and easy to understand for any person.
Keith Ellis presents the value of Business Analysis (BA) for Human Resources (HR) professionals to be nimble and responsive to change.
Linda Parker and Julia Newell share their experiences related to the value of volunteering and provide practical tips on how you can make a difference in your BA community.
Agile and nimble are not the same thing. An in-depth look at the key differences between nimble and agile, and an overview of how to be nimble.
Keith Ellis states that an organization can implement agile methodologies, but that does not guarantee that it will be nimble.
Kathy Berkidge explains how incorporating mindfulness into the workday can lead to a more productive and fulfilling career.
In my second interview with Chat GPT Assistant, we could see some practical examples of it working together with a Business Analyst.
The use of language models in Artificial Intelligence can leverage the productivity of Business Analysis.
Based on laboratory studies, Trent Leopold, a neuroscientist and business analysis expert, shares some takeaways that Neuroscience offers to Business Analysts.
For the first time, the Brazilian BA guest is not a human.
Learn about the process of creating my interview with the Artificial Intelligence Chat GPT for a YouTube video.
Song played during the presentation about the BA Mindset at the Global Business Analysis Day.
The essence of Business Analysis as defined by IIBA in the BABOK Guide.
Amanda Zurn shares her experience as a Certified Business Analysis Professional (IIBA-CBAP) and a Certified Business Architect (BA Guild Certified).
Barbara Carkenord explains the most valuable features of REQM tools and how they can improve a Business Analyst’s productivity.
Terry Baresh explains what cybersecurity is and relates it with the job of a Business Analyst in a project.
Igor Arkhipov tells us how the role of the BA is actually diverse and currently changing and makes some predictions of what we may see in the next 5-10 years ahead.
Ron Ross argues that basic knowledge has been neglected and it is the key to communicating more effectively and engaging stakeholders with the least ambiguity possible.
Sasha Aganova presents the biggest challenge in a business transformation and what are the main disciplines to deal with it.
Roger Burlton explains how Architecture helps us to collect, connect and correct the various dots of a business.
Wouldn’t it be nice if every person you’ll have to interact with on a project came with an instruction guide?
Grant Wright and Paddy Dhanda show how visual thinking may be available for anyone to communicate better and interact in a more creative and funny way.
Jamie Champagne provides some guidance for business and data people to collaborate for informed decision-making.
Judy tells stories about change projects and how stakeholders should be approached to engage and commit to change.
Scott Bennett provides some tips from his experience as a BA Manager to make people develop their skills with the help of others in the team.
Mark Smalley shows how the analysis of the value stream must be expanded to include the point of value realization by the user.
Indy Mitra explains that Business Analysts should be considered as controls to mitigate risks and enhance the chance to get better benefits from business initiatives.
Ryan Folster compares the production of a TV series with incremental product development and presents some lessons we may learn from Friends.
Keith Ellis presents the key competencies to become a data-driven organization.
Delvin Fletcher, CEO of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), explains why the BA Mindset is important, and what else one needs to help a business get better outcomes.
Understand different ways of describing Business Analysis and why it is important to approach it as a mindset.
“There are different possible states of a Business Analyst. We may have opened the BA Multiverse!”
Karl Wiegers tells the most important lesson he learned after fifty years working in software development.
Filip Hendrickx provides very useful tips to transform organizations in a way that change may persist.
Juande Santander-Vela explains how safe is being used to build software in a large-scale world project.
Andrej Guštin tells the story of data storytelling and shows how BAs can understand their audience to show the context behind data.
Scott Ambler, VP of Disciplined Agile at PMI, explains that there are many good options for a business analyst in an agile environment.
Barbara Carkenord expands the horizon for Business Analysis professionals showing how they may apply BA skills at different organizational levels.
Ian Spence shows how a team can learn and adapt Scrum using game cards.
Alexander Belin explains the difference between digital and regular transformations and advises BAs on the challenge they must deal with.
Ivar Jacobson presents The Essence of Software Engineering to describe Methods and Practices based on common ground.
Ivar Jacobson tells some of the craziest things he has noticed after 50 years of working with methods and frameworks.
LN Mishra tells some steps to grow as a business professional. Any business professional.
Yulia Kosarenko explains how a BA mindset targets the motivation of any professional to look for better business outcomes.
Karl Wiegers presents some principles and lessons anyone can use to design better products.
Jared Gorai lists the main benefits of being an IIBA associated member.
Amy Ruddell provides great tips to be accepted and became a successful speaker at the greatest professional conferences.
The master of Happy Projects, Roland Gareis, presents projects as temporary social systems to achieve unique results.
Angela Wick challenges the myth that there is no BA on agile teams.
My pets teach me how to classify and choose the best technique for different situations.
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.
Keith Ellis tells us about how Business Analysis is expanding and creating new opportunities for many professionals.
Debra Paul explains how a service view can guide the development of a BA professional.
Paddy Dhanda and Grant Wright show you how to put visual thinking into practice.
Dr. Penny Pullan shares some tips to plan an effective workshop.
Could we define a single specific value proposition for Business Analysis? Debra Paul doesn’t think so.
Gladys Lam illustrates the difference between business requirements and business rules with a simple and practical example from home.
Christina Lovelock explains how to define and organize Business Analysis as a structured service in an organization, giving clarity about the role of BAs.
Kevin Brennan explains the difference between business analyst, product manager and product owner.
Vince Mirabelli defines the contribution of each discipline to reach better business outcomes.
Howard Podeswa explains the meaning and how to use Acceptance Criterias in a Software Development life-cycle based on an Agile Approach.
Learn the five concepts to structure your own company’s path to find it’s outcomes.
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.
Alain Arseneault explains why Business Analysis must be done at a Strategic level to guide better business decisions.
Vince Mirabelli explains the value of Enterprise Analysis and how it must be pursued by any professional in an organization.
Howard Podeswa points four different techniques to help us to create stories that could be passed to the development team.
a new proposed definition
Framework vs Methodology
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.
I decided to write Santa a requirements specification and make sure everything is well defined. Merry Christmas to all.
A simple way to learn the Scrum Guide, the main concepts of the most used framework in the market to organize product development teams.
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 […]
A small comic strip to celebrate this important date.
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]