I had a number of questions from the webinar I held for projectmanagement.com, so I thought I would just go ahead and post this as a running list. QUESTION: How and when do you establish the strategic alignment for this Needs assessment or solution requirement ANSWER: The first evaluation tied to strategic objectives should take place at the time the initial scope is defined. If the problem or opportunity is not tied […]
The Agile For the Rest of Us Course is wicked Why do I say this? When we have projects where we don’t know what the results are really going to look like, we start with some sort of basic premise, but chances are the end results will look a lot different than we originally thought. […]
If one was to define at which stage the Business Analysis profession is right now, I would say it is still in its infancy. Most people you would ask would have problems in actually defining what a BA is, and most likely the duties will look quite different, depending on the sector being described. The […]
Here are the links to Prezi outlines I had put together for the Business Analysis 101 course on iversity last year. Parts 1 -2 Parts 3-4 Parts 5-7
Very often, we see empowerment as the solution to our business problems. After all, if employees have the power to directly control the outcome of a process or project, then the motivation will come through their direct involvement. Set the conditions for people to be motivated, and they will motivate themselves. When this doesn’t […]
With the intention of ‘not being too proud’, here’s something I stumbled across from 2012. Enjoy
Yes, I fell for it. Have you ever been in a situation where you have an individual, or perhaps an organization, who holds out an enticing offer and says that, together, we can reach that goal. You feel honored (yes, they recognize my abilities) There is a sense of belonging (we are doing this together) […]
The last couple of years, I’ve witnessed a phenomenon. It was there before most likely, but, because it was not part of my world at that time, I simply didn’t see it. How many highly-qualified over 50 year- don’t have a job, and the attitude here is that they will never get one. I ask myself […]
It was a combination of both Noweristan and the Magic Circle that supplied me with a solution for a doomed training assignment
Here I wanted to explain how I was able to come to the conclusion what I want to do when I grow up.
Mike describes what the acronym RACI is all about
Very often, a Project Manager is expected to perform the duties of a Business Analyst. This does not mean though that the capabilities required are the same. This video lecture looks precisely at the differences so that you can better understand what is required.
Learn why a business analysis role is critical in establishing a business case for one or more solutions
Too many tasks at one time are simply overwhelming. We all need to find a way to keep this problem at bay.