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.

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 Analyts?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

What is the career path for a business analyst in the Agile world?

Scott Ambler, VP of Disciplined Agile at PMI, explains that there are many good options for a business analyst in an agile environment.

Why should BAs be involved in strategic planning?

Barbara Carkenord expands the horizon for Business Analysis professionals showing how they may apply BA skills at different organizational levels.

How Essence can help teams to succeed with Scrum?

Ian Spence shows how a team can learn and adapt Scrum using game cards.

How does Business Analysis work in digital transformation initiatives?

Alexander Belin explains the difference between digital and regular transformations and advises BAs on the challenge they must deal with.

Do you have a solution for the crazy things with methods?

Ivar Jacobson presents The Essence of Software Engineering to describe Methods and Practices based on common ground.

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.

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.

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.