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Many years ago, I was a little league baseball coach. If you have ever had this experience, you quickly discover that the learning opportunity goes both ways between player and coach. For example, it was the first game of the season and we were the visiting team. At the top of the second inning, the...
Many years ago, I was a little league baseball coach. If you have ever had this experience, you quickly discover that the learning opportunity goes both ways between player and coa...
A business analysis consultant might perform three types of roles when working with clients: expert, pair-of-hands, and collaborator. Each of these represents a different kind of i...
The ability to build and exude self-confidence can contribute to success in many areas of our lives from personal to professional. Unfortunately, many business analysts who are beg...

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Dan Tasker
Dan Tasker
  In Part 1 of this series it was stated that the overall objective of these articles is to improve the quality of requirements produced by business analysts. Following the adage that “Context is Everything” it established that a number of different contexts...
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Alice Bolingeryn
Alice Bolingeryn
Clearly, the most important step in getting a job is being selected for an interview, and a key part in that process is having a resume that stands out from others.   For many people, creating a good enough resume is an obstacle in achieving this, and so one way to address this problem may be to get a professional to create one for you. J...
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Arash
Arash
It may sound routine, but the importance of operational decisions cannot be underestimated. After all, not a day goes by without even the smallest business making dozens, if not hundreds of operational decisions that may affect the bottom line. Elevate these to large scale companies and we are talking thousands, if not millions of actions that impa...
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The Dirty Harry Approach to Requirements, or “Are you Feeling Lucky, Punk?” Solve Problems First, Ask Questions Later - Part 2
In Part 1, we learned that the less precise things are, the easier it is to understand them. Thus the paradox: how do you get precise requirements and... Read More...

Why I Don't Use BPMN
First off, let me just say that I really like the BPMN standard, especially the 2.0 Beta specification.  I find the notation to be a powerful and... Read More...

The Lost Stakeholder Analysis Dimension: Engagement
Stakeholder Analysis is an important and often ongoing activity that Business Analysts perform as part of their duties.  Solution delivery team m... Read More...

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