How do you know when you are doing enterprise analysis?

Enterprise Analysis puts the Business Analyst in a strategic role, a frame of reference that we BA’s are uniquely qualified for but rarely engaged in.  We aren’t usually assigned to interpret business strategies at an organizational level, but when it does happen our work gives context to the plan for requirements gathering and solution definition.  […] Read more »

Deciding whether to mentor? – Just do it!

I recently started the wonderful journey of being a Mentor. I expressed my desire and reasons for wanting to mentor in an email to Alex Papworth, at Business Analyst Mentor. My drivers included my continuous quest to develop a broader understanding of the business analysis field by communicating my skills to others, the sharing of skills […] Read more »

Look out for the new mentors ‘top tips’ on LinkedIn

I’ve been looking for ways for the new mentors to start sharing their expertise other than through one to one mentoring. When Joan Davis suggested that we send out a weekly, bite size piece of advice on LinkedIn, I loved the idea. If you look at the Business Analyst Mentor company page, you’ll see the […] Read more »

Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) Interview from a mentee’s perspective

Have you ever wanted to know what BPMN is all about? Pete Cohen certainly did and, fortunately, one of the mentors, Mike Eckersley as been experimenting with BPMN ever since it first appeared in 2005. That’s one of the benefits of having access to a pool of expert BA’s – if you want to know […] Read more »

When is Enough Enough with Mentoring?? Finding the Right Balance.

Each time a mentor engages with a mentee, there exists a delicate balance between several factors that occur in the mentoring relationship. It’s important for the health of the parties involved that the mentor find and adjust to these balances as the situation dictates at any given time. Let’s take a look at a few…. […] Read more »