How to Embrace Change and Make More Impact as a BA

A Framework for implementing change created collaboratively during a fishbowl session facilitated by Fabricio Laguna at the BA&Beyond Conference in Amsterdam.

The Iterative Product Development Flash Workshop Experience

PRESENTATION: An engaging and fun session to understand the different approaches to manage Project and Product knowledge bases.

The Transformation of the Business Analyst Role

Fabricio Laguna and Laura Brandenburg discuss the evolving BA role, organizational agility, AI integration, and the BA mindset at the BA Excellence Conference.

How to Create a Concept Model

WORKSHOP: Learn how to create Concept Model Diagrams and Glossaries from practical study cases with best practices and tips.

The Outcome-Driven Mindset

PRESENTATION: Embark on a journey to learn how to become nimble in a fun and engaging cinema movie quiz game.

Upskilling the HR Function – The Business Analysis Advantage

PRESENTATION: Today’s Human Resource (HR) leaders challenges have increased expectations for strategic thinking and analysis skills from the HR function.

Intrapreneurial Capital – The Management for Innovation

Dr. Annika Steiber, Albert Bengtson, Birgitte Stjärne, and Roland Williams presents how intrapreneurial capital is crucial for innovation.

BEING NIMBLE – IGNITING THE ADAPTABLE ORGANIZATION

WORKSHOP: dive into the the IIBA Global Research for Business Leadership “BEING NIMBLE” to learn how business analysis can make organizations nimble.

Being Nimble in Business: Insights from the BBC Conference

Gain insights into business becoming nimble and the role of business analysis on it with Filip Hendrickx, direct from the Building Business Capability conference.

Use Cases + User Stories to Make You Nimble

Insights from Ivar Jacobson on leveraging use cases and user stories, emphasizing a tailored approach with Essence framework for nimbleness.

The Synergy of Nimble and Sustainability in Organizations

Exploring the synergy between nimble and sustainability, Thomas Martin discusses how regulatory pressures are driving a global shift in organizations.

Adapting to Change: Lessons from the IIBA’s Nimble Research

Jas Phul presents how nimble organizations focus on scalability, business agility synergy, and the importance of an ongoing journey toward adaptability.

The Power of Communication in Achieving Nimbleness

Carol McEwan shared her experience on enhancing communication and collaboration, highlighting the importance of transparency and rapid decision-making.

What does strategy look like in a nimble organization?

Insights from Tim Coventry highlighting the need for a nimble approach in organizational strategy, in today’s fast-changing business landscape.

Why do agile transformations fail in making organizations nimble?

Nigel Thurlow discusses why agile transformations often fail, emphasizing behaviors, the need for continuous improvement, and the empowerment across all levels.

How can leadership be nimble?

Pete Behrens discusses the essence of nimble leadership, emphasizing action, influence, and adaptability in sensing and responding to change for sustained success.

Agora Insights Podcast Blueprints for Success: Episode 6

A thought-provoking discussion with at Agora Insights Podcast on how artificial intelligence stands to shape the field of business analysis in the years ahead.

BA Life Podcast: The Importance of Being Nimble

Susan Moore and Scott Bennett host Fabricio Laguna and Filip Hendrickx discuss the Importance of Being Nimble.

What is the best metaphor for Nimbleness?

Exploring the essence of nimbleness with Robert Snyder, focusing on the balance between mechanics and style, and the role of preparation in adapting to change.

Embracing Complexity: Navigating Business and Life with Nimbleness

Sonja Blignaut delves into thriving in complexity by being nimble, highlighting the difference between complex and complicated, and stressing the importance of adaptability in unpredictable environments.

What is the nimble way of taking risks?

Uncover the essential link between risk management and organizational agility, and how being ‘Nimble’ is critical for modern business success.

BA Insight Series – Season 2, Episode 3: Fabricio Laguna

As part of a series of interviews with BA thought leaders, John Wisner talks to Fabrício Laguna to understand his journey and contributions to the BA Community.

Business Analyst and Product Owner: What is the difference?

Understand the roles of Product Owner and Business Analyst. Learn about their responsibilities, collaboration, and impact on decision-making.

Nimbleness in Management: Insights from Silicon Valley

Explore nimble management in Silicon Valley with Dr. Annika Seiber, as we delve into leadership, innovation, and cultural change for business innovation.

Exploring Nimble Across The Agile Horizons

Ryland Leyton discusses how businesses can be nimble across three Agile Horizons, ensuring alignment between strategy, initiative, and delivery.

Reimagining Agile: Embracing Nimble in a Complex World

Explore how reimagining Agile as Nimble can transform organizations to adapt in a complex world, prioritizing people and adaptability.

Mastering Product Backlog Management: Expert Insights

Explore effective backlog management in Agile with Michael White focusing on clarity, structure, and alignment.

Agile and Nimble: Insights from the Brazilian BA’s Tales

Discover ‘Agile and Nimble’ through tales blending personal stories with organizational strategy.

Pioneering AI Frontier: Dynamically Reconfigured Business

What would a world self-regulated by AI look like? Would it be scary or something worth dreaming about? This article explores some positive aspects of this scenario.

Embracing Change through Dance: The BA Boogie

The dance, which comprises three distinct steps, shares a fun and fresh way that business analysis professionals can look at their work.

The BA Jam Festival – What would you do?

Have some fun with some of the most know speakers in the field of Business Analysis answers for the game “What would you do?”

Unlocking Organizational Change Through Neuroscience

Explore the intersection of neuroscience and organizational change with Dr. Delia McCabe. Gain insights on how brain science can enhance business analysis.

Friday the 13th – Special for the BA Jam

Join a global gathering of BAs in ‘The Brazilian BA Special for BA Jam Friday the 13th,’ exploring past, present, and future BA challenges and stories.

Past, Present & Future of BA: H. Podeswa and Y. Kosarenko

Explore key insights on business analysis evolution with experts Howard Podeswa & Yulia Kosarenko. Discover trends, skills, and strategic roles in BA.

What is the accent of Business Analysis?

Just like me, business analysis also carries a sound that reveals its origin. This communication accent should not limit its scope.

How to unlock a business analysis career?

Laura Brandenburg explores the path to success in a business analysis career. Tips, strategies for progression, self-assessment, and best opportunities.

Pioneering AI Frontier: Integrated Knowledge Bases

Discover how AI will revolutionize our interaction with technology and overcome challenges using integrated knowledge bases.

BA Leadership Talks: Interview with Fabricio Laguna

Olga Cherkasova, president of the IIBA Belarus Chapter interviews Fabricio Laguna as part of a series with the most recognized world BA thought leaders.

Is my Minimum Viable Product (MVP) too big?

Understand what is an MVP (Minimum Viable Product), the difference from a Minimum Marketable Product, Prototypes, Proof of Concept, and Proof of Value.

How can we solve business problems with technology?

Discover the pivotal role of business analysts in deciphering core issues, aligning technology solutions, and driving organizational success.

Pioneering AI Frontier: Unleashing Natural Language Interface

Delve into the forefront of AI advancements with natural language as a User Interface model. A journey through the ever-evolving landscape of AI.

Coaching a Business Analysis Mindset with Fabricio Laguna

Fabricio Laguna and Joe Newbert explore coaching the BA mindset to evolve a corporate culture and the importance of carrying compassion for humans alongside IT.

The Power Of Clear Requirements: Building Successful Software

Discover the crucial role of requirements in software development. Karl Wiegers shares insights on their importance, clear communication, and agile practices for success.

Business Analysis with Artificial Intelligence in Year 20XX

Discover how business analysis with artificial intelligence will revolutionize business agility driving efficiency and innovation.

“Real needs” investigation – elicitation techniques applied

WORKSHOP: The Business Analyst is encouraged to take responsibility for identifying the “real” problems and opportunities and enabled to do it using the right elicitation technique for each situation.

The Future of Business Analysis with Artificial Intelligence

PRESENTATION: A multimedia exciting presentation with music, dance, the live participation of ChatGPT as a real character, and a plot twist final exploring the exciting possibilities and challenges of business analysis in the age of AI.

Developing the nimble characteristics – Adapt or Die

PRESENTATION: Concepts and examples are explained and demonstrated to make everyone rethink their believes about management and the key role of Business Analysis to create an adaptable business.

The Neuroscience Behind the BA Mindset

PRESENTATIONAn energetic, dynamic presentation by two experienced, practicing professional Business Analysts that includes interactive audience participation and practical, tangible giveaways for attendees to take away with them to begin immediately implementing into their BA practice.

BACCM Canvas – Episode IV A new hope

FLASH WORKSHOP: The BA core concepts are applied to a practical case study in a very interactive session based on the Star Wars movie.

Connecting the Scrum Concepts on a single page

GAME-BASED PRESENTATION: An interactive quiz that engage participants in a battle for knowledge presenting Scrum in a simple way.

Business Agility – With vs Without

PRESENTATION: Understand what agility really means by comparing businesses WITH and WITHOUT agility. Where does your company fit in?

The Agile Requirement – a new definition

PRESENTATION: Interactive activities, pools, video, and live music with a Brazilian folkloric guitar to demonstrate how the Agile Requirement can be implemented to bring real Business Agility.

Business Agility Fast Track

PRESENTATION: Business Agility depends more on the architecture than on the solution development methodology. Use your requirements management to build dynamically adaptable solutions.

Business Case Expresso

WORKSHOP: simple techniques to focus on real business needs and stimulate the creativity of your stakeholders.

Business Analysis is not a role. BA is a mindset.

PRESENTATION: The Brazilian BA uses interactive video and live music to engage and illustrate how the Business Analysis Mindset is available to any professional

High-Impact Business Analysis: Special Skills And Mindset That Generate Success

Have you ever wondered how to drive an organization’s success? Understand the power of high-impact business analysis and how to develop it.

Sustainability Requirements: a new concept in Business Analysis

Stefan Bossuwé and Ines Vanlangendonck discuss the topic of sustainability requirements and how that may be applied in a BA perspective.

The Big Debate: Risks and Benefits of Artificial Intelligence

ChatGPT faces a worthy opponent to debate the ethical and practical implications of artificial intelligence. Can AI be developed responsibly and positively?

How Can Business Analysis Support Successful Change?

Heather Mylan-Mains presents business analysis as a critical component of any organization that seeks to thrive in a constantly change.

The Amazing ChatGPT Functional and Non-Functional Requirements

Learn to distinguish between functional and non-functional requirements for a software specification.

Few people understood the highest breakthrough of Chat GPT

Chat GPT and other language models that understand natural language represent the beginning of the fourth wave in the way we interact with computers.

Chat GPT knows how to differentiate rules from requirements. Do you?

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 in an approachable and charming way

The business analysis mindset is a dynamic set of attitudes, behaviors, beliefs, emotional tendencies, mental models, and values that continually drives business improvements.

A useful framework to explain the Business Analysis Mindset

The methodology used to describe the business analysis mindset in a comparative table that makes it simple and easy to understand for any person.

Why is Business Analysis Essential to Any Professional?

Keith Ellis presents the value of Business Analysis (BA) for Human Resources (HR) professionals to be nimble and responsive to change.

What’s the value of volunteering for the BA Community?

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.

Nimble Vs Agile: Why is a unique term not enough?

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.

Do You Know The Difference Between Nimble And Agile?

Keith Ellis states that an organization can implement agile methodologies, but that does not guarantee that it will be nimble.

How can mindfulness help a business analyst?

Kathy Berkidge explains how incorporating mindfulness into the workday can lead to a more productive and fulfilling career.

How can Chat GPT support Business Analysts?

In my second interview with Chat GPT Assistant, we could see some practical examples of it working together with a Business Analyst.

Chat GPT as a tool for business analysis

The use of language models as Chat GPT in Artificial Intelligence can leverage the productivity of Business Analysis.

How can Neuroscience be applied to the Business Analysis Mindset?

Based on laboratory studies, Trent Leopold, a neuroscientist and business analysis expert, shares some takeaways that Neuroscience offers to Business Analysts.

Will Artificial Intelligence take my place?

For the first time, the Brazilian BA guest is not a human.

Interview with Chat GPT

Learn about the process of creating my interview with the Artificial Intelligence Chat GPT for a YouTube video.

The Business Analysis Song

Song played during the presentation about the BA Mindset at the Global Business Analysis Day.

BACCM – Business Analysis Core Concept Model

The essence of Business Analysis as defined by IIBA in the BABOK Guide.

How different are Business Analysis and Business Architecture certifications?

Amanda Zurn shares her experience as a Certified Business Analysis Professional (IIBA-CBAP) and a Certified Business Architect (BA Guild Certified).

Why should I use a requirements management tool?

Barbara Carkenord explains the most valuable features of REQM tools and how they can improve a Business Analyst’s productivity.

When should we start discussing cyber security in a project?

Terry Baresh explains what cybersecurity is and relates it with the job of a Business Analyst in a project.

How is the Business Analysis role evolving?

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.

What is the missing piece in today’s methods and techniques?

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.

Why is business transformation so hard and what can we do to make it easier?

Sasha Aganova presents the biggest challenge in a business transformation and what are the main disciplines to deal with it.

What is Business Architecture?

Roger Burlton explains how Architecture helps us to collect, connect and correct the various dots of a business.

The personal user guide

Wouldn’t it be nice if every person you’ll have to interact with on a project came with a personal user guide with instructions?

Can any business analyst do sketch noting?

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.

How can business people communicate better with data people?

Jamie Champagne provides some guidance for business and data people to collaborate for informed decision-making.

Why are people afraid of change?

Judy tells stories about change projects and how stakeholders should be approached to engage and commit to change.

How can BA managers improve the skills of their team?

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.

What is product USERship and who cares about it?

Mark Smalley shows how the analysis of the value stream must be expanded to include the point of value realization by the user.

How can we manage risks?

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.

What can we learn from the hit TV series Friends?

Ryan Folster compares the production of a TV series with incremental product development and presents some lessons we may learn from Friends.

What’s the connection between business analysis and business analytics?

Keith Ellis presents the key competencies to become a data-driven organization.

Should Business Analysis be promoted as a Mindset?

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.

Business Analysis is a Mindset

Understand different ways of describing Business Analysis and why it is important to approach it as a mindset.

The Brazilian BA into the multiverse

“There are different possible states of a Business Analyst. We may have opened the BA Multiverse!”

BA Brew 28: The Business Analysis Mindset

Debra Paul and Christina Lovelock chat in the BA Brew Podcast with Fabrício Laguna about their vision on the Business Analysis Mindset.

The most important lesson for software development

Karl Wiegers tells the most important lesson he learned after fifty years working in software development.

How can we make change stick?

Filip Hendrickx provides very useful tips to transform organizations in a way that change may persist.

How are agile teams working to create the world’s greatest radio telescope?

Juande Santander-Vela explains how safe is being used to build software in a large-scale world project.

How to expose data as storytelling?

Andrej Guštin tells the story of data storytelling and shows how BAs can understand their audience to show the context behind data.