Application Monitoring in a Modern Cloud World

Applications are no longer simple two-tier architectures. Back then, application monitoring was easy compared with today. But as the shift to the…

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When Risk Management Falls Short: Using a Business Process approach to Overcome Challenges

“Risk is like fire: If controlled, it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you.” -Theodore…

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In Pursuit of a More Perfect Knowledge Base

In my junior BA days, I worked at a financial services company, where I collected obscure details during requirements elicitation like a…

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Engaging in Productive Conflict – Why and How

When I work with teams, I ask members to share the first three words that come to mind when they…


Backlog Management for Agile BA’s

So why do we have a backlog? Usually because there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish all…

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Understanding Product Vision and Project Scope

Raise your hand if you thought that the Product Vision and the Project Scope were the same thing? Don’t be…

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Important Communication Skills for Business Analysts

In a Business Analyst’s day, we are constantly communicating. If we are not communicating then we are planning communication packages…

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Introduction to DevOps for Business Analysts

Have you ever had a product or a feature or a system rollout fail once it reached the customers because…

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Role of the BA in User Acceptance Testing

Let’s explore the ways in which a BA can participate in UAT  Testing in order to ensure value delivery. What…

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10 Tips for Passing the PMI-PBA Certification Exam

The PMI Professional in Business Analysis certification was introduced in early 2014 by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Priding ourselves…

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A Quick Look at the Knowledge Areas for the CBAP Exam

In this brief blog, we will cover what you need to know to pass the CBAP Exam. At the heart…