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Application Monitoring in a Modern Cloud World

DevOps

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 cloud happened, applications became more efficient and effective. Application architectures now include many tiers across...

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

Business Agility

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 Roosevelt Risk Management teams who are assigned with identifying risk might go about their task...

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In Pursuit of a More Perfect Knowledge Base

Cprime

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 child collects rocks. I collected tribal knowledge from subject matter experts about systems they helped...

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Engaging in Productive Conflict – Why and How

Cprime

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 think of “conflict.”  Typical responses include: arguments, war, uncomfortable, frustration, avoidance, difference of opinion, futile,...

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Backlog Management for Agile BA’s

Agile

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 the tasks we know need to get done. Usually our sprints are only two weeks...

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Understanding Product Vision and Project Scope

Project Management

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 ashamed, I did for a very long time. It was easy for me to intertwine...

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Important Communication Skills for Business Analysts

Cprime

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 for our Business Analysis information packages. We are the bridge of communication from all the...

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Introduction to DevOps for Business Analysts

DevOps

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 it just didn’t meet their needs? In the IT environment, your role as a Business...

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Role of the BA in User Acceptance Testing

Cprime

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 is User Acceptance Testing? UAT (User Acceptance Testing) is unique among the activities we undertake...

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10 Tips for Passing the PMI-PBA Certification Exam

Cprime

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 on helping real-world professionals develop their careers through training and certification, we have sent several...

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A Quick Look at the Knowledge Areas for the CBAP Exam

Cprime

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 of IIBA certification is demonstrated knowledge of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®). The...

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