ArchiveJune 2014

The Busy BA Reading List, June 28th 2014 edition

Clock and office buildings

Too busy to crawl the web for interesting Business Analysis content? Not interested by social networks noise? Twice a month, the Busy BA Reading List brings you the best Business Analysis articles and websites I came across while surfing the Internet. Hey there! This edition is a bit late on schedule (Québec & Canada National Holidays keeping me away from the computer this week), but is...

3 Business Analyst skills to help you succeed

Coding

Many of my students without an IT background are often afraid when they show up in my first class, because they think that their lack of technical knowledge will prevent them from succeeding in my course, and from becoming a Business Analyst.  This is understandable, as for most people, IT jobs are technical in nature, and we all know that IT people are always stuck in front of their computers...

Quiz: Which of these 4 types of Business Analyst are you?

When I was looking for a job a few years ago, I thought it would be an easy thing to do. Searching for “Business Analyst” on major job websites would take a few minutes, and I would have plenty of interesting positions to choose from. I was shocked to see that it wouldn’t be as easy as I thought; almost half of the positions were not about what I thought was Business Analysis...

The Busy BA Reading List, June 12th 2014 edition

Clock and office buildings

Too busy to crawl the web for interesting Business Analysis content? Not interested by social networks noise? Twice a month, the Busy BA Reading List brings you the best Business Analysis articles and websites I came across while surfing the Internet. Hey there! This first edition is full of amazing content, from requirements discovery to groupthinking. I now you are a busy BA, so let’s not...

3 ideas to kill your next requirements review session

Conference Room

I often tell my students that although I’m in IT, I don’t work that much in front of my computer. Actually, almost 75% of my job is communication, oral or written. I need to talk with stakeholders to elicit requirements; I need to document & validate those requirements; I need to present those requirements to clients, technical teams, training teams, etc. In fact, communication is...

The day I used the CMMI model

Stairs

I learned a lot about various corporate models as a university student. Although I used many of them, some others are still hidden somewhere in my brain’s “theoritical models” drawer, waiting to be used someday. The CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) model is one of them. In a nutshell, this model can help to understand the level of maturity of an organization business...

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