The work of the agile business analyst is never done is one of the conclusions reached in my first agile article for online journal InfoQ User Stories Are Placeholders for Requirements. At 3500 words plus five key take-away points, and … Continued
Research of agile process improvement honours the management gurus of the 50s and 60s The phrase ‘stand on the shoulders of giants’ appears in bold green lettering every time I do any ‘proper’ research. Google has turned Isaac Newton’s 17th … Continued
Another true story about the art of Agile Estimation About 14 months ago, I wrote this story card: We should sell estimation cards online, to offset the cost of producing them We gave it an estimate of 50 points as … Continued
On a recent trip to South America, partly to spread the word about agile process improvement on another continent, it was time to catch up on some background reading and one blog in particular caught my attention.
What the customer asks you to do, is not necessarily what they want you to do We all know the expression “the customer is always right”, well in many environments I’ve worked in that maxim is followed so strictly it becomes “do exactly what … Continued
Having fun on the Intro to Business Analysis course We had attendees from “the Nordics” (Denmark, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland, Middle East, Africa and the UK. Everyone was happy to contribute and participate, so everything fell perfectly into place and we … Continued
When I teach BPMN I like to hand out this poster BPMN-2 Poster as reference. I particularly like the way the “Berliner BPM-Offensive” describes the use of the gateways: When splitting…. When joining… You can get the original, in many different languages from here. … Continued
Last month we ran the beta of Learning Tree’s brand new course for BAs in Los Angeles. It was originally called Business Analysis in an Agile environment, then we decided to change it to the much snappier tittle of … Continued