IIBA UK BA 2016 Conference is announced

As media sponsor for the IIBA BA UK Conference, I am happy to share the following information and highly recommend that you attend: Business Analysis Conference Europe 2016 19-21 September 2016, London IRM UK, in collaboration with IIBA UK Chapter and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT The Business Analysis Conference Europe 2016 provides an […] Read more »

Practicing business analysis on yourself or your own business

In this post, I’ll use the challenge of enhancing the Be a Brilliant Business Analyst community to bring to life some of the common business analysis concepts and tasks. Houston we have a problem Soon after I launched BABBA I received direct contacts from members of the community asking for help with specific challenges. I […] Read more »

Communicating the value of the business analyst – part 2

This is the second post where I would like to communicate the value of business analysis in plain English. This animation is intended to make sure the business is changed in the right way by considering all possible solutions.  The business analyst should avoid rushing to a solution when the benefit has not been fully […] Read more »

Communicating the value of the business analyst – part 1

In this and the next few posts I would like to communicate the value of business analysis in plain English. I cannot overstate how important it is to be able to communicate your value quickly and effectively to all of the people you work with. I knew that I had cracked it when when my […] Read more »

Building and maintaining a good working relationship with the project manager

The BA’s relationship with the project manager has been much discussed. I’d like to share my views on some of the critical components of a good relationship, drawing on my experiences, some of which have been learnt the hard way! Starting out When you first start on a project, it is important to focus on […] Read more »

Your workshop toolkit

I’ve been running a series of requirement gathering workshops recently which reminded me about the ‘physical stuff’ you need to have in place to make your workshop run well. I have also tried out some techniques that use some new tools which I’d like to share! (by the way, I won’t be covering all aspects […] Read more »

How the use of visual models will significantly improve the quality of your requirements

I’ve been planning my analysis approach recently and have been recommending the use of visual models to support the business analysis effort. It seemed like a good time to revisit this subject to explain what they are and why they will make a sigificant difference to the quality of your work.   What I mean […] Read more »