What’s so good about peer reviews?

Elizabeth Harrin is speaking at the Business Analysis Conference in London in September 2009. She has provided the following helpful article in advance of the Conference when she will be discussing how to work with project managers. Read more about Elizabeth’s contribution to the conference here. Read more about the BA conference here. The year […] Read more »

Why should you become a business analyst?

The following is taken from the eBook for Becoming a New Business Analyst. Have a read of this and let me know your thoughts… Why should you become a business analyst? This is a good question as you need to know your motivations are right before you invest time and money in becoming a successful […] Read more »

Lineup for first Business Analysis Conference in UK is announced

The line up for the Business Analysis Conference has been announced and is available here. I’m not sure lineup is the correct word but I’ve just returned from Glastonbury Festival so it feels right somehow!  It is a landmark for both the IIBA in the UK and the role of business analyst and shows the […] Read more »

Becoming a Business Analyst Tales – Moving to the dark side!

I met Pinal Patel last year when we worked together in a startup. For three months or so we had some fun with our first experience of Agile methods and a wide variety of working hours. Since then, we have gone our separate ways but have kept in touch. Pinal was originally a developer but […] Read more »

Becoming a business analyst – assessing your competence gap

I have recently been in discussion with Adriana Beal, an experienced business analyst, based in New York. She has contributed a stimulating and important article to the IIBA blog on ComputerWorldUK hosted by yours truly. I asked Adriana if she would be able to provide a similar article to help BA’s (or wannabe BA’s) to […] Read more »

Become a successful business analyst eBook

The last couple of months have been interesting for me on various fronts: My ‘trial’ mentoring programme with Ify (see Ify’s blog) has continued. It’s not been as rapid as I or probably he would like. However, our expectations were perhaps a little unrealistic based on spending no more than a couple of hours mentoring […] Read more »

Prioritising Requirements – next IIBA (UK) meeting

I have written a post on this subject here and will report back on this meeting if you are unable to attend.   Details of the next IIBA meeting are below: Event: IIBA UK Chapter Event – June 2009 Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009  Registration 6.00pm Start at 6.30pm Location: Balls Brothers Minster Pavement, Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7PP […] Read more »

Can you offshore business analysis (part 1)?

This article starts with a definition of what offshoring means. It continues with an exploration of the arguments for and against. The second part of this article will define the circumstances when offshoring is a good idea and when it is a bad idea. This article was conceived as a result of a fascinating and […] Read more »

Can you offshore business analysis?

I’ve recently been involved in a debate on LinkedIn on offshoring business analysis (under the ModernAnalyst group Discussions). Someone asked what seemed an innocent question but it raised a storm of responses – LinkedIn members only It seemed to encourage a lot of interesting debate which boiled down to the fact that the best quality […] Read more »