Top Blog Posts for Business Analysts: Week of April 13, 2015

Top BA Blog Posts (Red)-3Looking for some great reads on business analysis? Here is a roundup of the top blog posts I found this week. I hope you find them helpful!

1. How do you decide?: In this post by Ieuan Wickham, Business Analysts are encouraged to get involved in stakeholder decisions before a project arrives, in order to prevent failing projects.

2. Agile is a Cultural RevolutionAjay Badri compares switching from Waterfall to Agile with changing your workout regime; it seems easy, but can prove to be tougher than you thought.

3. The Fuzzy Line between Requirements and Design: Karl Wiegers distinguishes between consumer need and how to fulfill that need.

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Top Blog Posts for Business Analysts: Week of March 30, 2015

Top Business Analyst Blog PostsLooking for some great reads on business analysis? Here is a roundup of the top blog posts I found this week. I hope you find them helpful!

1.Business Analysis Success is… Jonathan Babcock describes his definition of BA success.

2. Why Your Startup Needs a Business Analyst: Hailey Robinson explains why every startup needs a Business Analyst and the roles that they can play for your new organization.

3.Common issues in moving to agile- Part 1 of 2: In part 1 of a 2 past series, Candase Hokanson lists 4 problems any BA could face and ways to address these issues.

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Top Blog Posts for Business Analysts: Week of March 16, 2015

Top Blog Posts for Business AnalystsLooking for some great reads on business analysis? Here is a roundup of the top blog posts I found this week. I hope you find them helpful!

1.How Much Data Is “Too Much”?: Adrian Reed deciphers how much data is really needed to make a decision commitment as a Business Analyst.

2. Do You Face Any of These Challenges As A Business Analyst?: This post by Stephanie Famuyide lists the common challenges that a Business Analyst will face in order to respond accordingly.

3.Good Meetings Create Shared Understanding, Not BRDs!: In this post, Angela Wick encourages and shows BAs the benefit of updating your approach to be more modern, flexible and collaborative.

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Top Blog Posts for Business Analysts: Week of March 2, 2015

BA_weekly_blog_postsLooking for some great reads on business analysis? Here is a roundup of the top blog posts I found this week. I hope you find them helpful!

1. Underlying Competencies: What the IIBA Wants from You : This post from Analyst Coach shows you how to be a successful business analyst through the three categories: “coachingfacilitation, and decision analysis”.

2.Advice for being a BA “Newbie” : Nick Johnson teaches you the do’s and don’ts in your first business analyst role.

3.Business Analysis Best Practices for Enhancements: Yelena Lyaunzon and Diane Donnelly discuss the importance of enhancements for a business analyst and the steps to take to enhance your organization’s processes.

 

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Top Blog Posts for Business Analysts: Week of February 16, 2015

Top Business Analysis blog postsLooking for some great reads on business analysis? Here is a roundup of the top blog posts I found this week. I hope you find them helpful!

  1. Are We Done Yet?…aka ‘Definition of Done’: Ryan Folster answers a tough question: how do you know when you are truly “done” with a project?
  2. What the 2015 Trends Mean for Business Analysis and Project Management: Elizabeth and Richard Larson expand on the seven BA trends they identified at the beginning of the year. How will they affect you and your practice?
  3. 6 Ways Business Analysts Minimize Project Rework: Laura Brandenberg shows how you can avoid as much project rework as possible, but still appreciate the benefits of revision.

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