Tag Archives: Agile

Roadmaps to Get Your Agile Transformation Out of the Ditch

My friend Mathew McConnell gave this excellent presentation for the Pittsburgh IIBA chapter this evening. The slides may be found here, and I encourage you to review the entire deck. I’ve never spoken or written on this subject, but Matt … Continue reading

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BA Webinar Series 11: Management Observations and Agile Deep Dive

Today I gave this webinar for the Tampa IIBA Lunch and Learn Series. The slides are here.

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This Era’s “Great Project,” Revisited

The first post I wrote here, close to six years ago now, talked about a friend who bemoaned the fact that he wasn’t working on something singularly and identifiably great. My contention then was that, while the specific work wasn’t … Continue reading

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Richard Frederick Lunch & Learn Webinar Series for Tampa IIBA

I got to know Richard Frederick when he gave a series of twenty lunchtime webinars for the Tampa chapter of the IIBA. In the interest of making his excellent material available as widely as possible, I am sharing, with his … Continue reading

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Documentation

I’ve written a lot of different kinds of documentation in my career, and I list and describe them here. Some types of documentation are formal, as in manuals written for various phases of a project, but others will be more … Continue reading

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Unified Theory of Business Analysis: Part Four

How Different Management Styles Work Solutions, and let’s face it, those quite often involve the development and modification of software these days, can be realized in the context of many different types of organization. A lot of bandwidth is expended … Continue reading

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Communicating With Leaders

Yesterday I attended the Tampa IIBA’s chapter meeting to see the presentation given by Kara Sundar, titled Communicating With Leaders: Increase Your Productivity and Influence. The presentation was very effective and based on materials from the book Change Intelligence by … Continue reading

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Jira and Confluence for RTMs and My Framework

I finally finished the Udemy course on Jira and Confluence. As I watched each section of the course I thought about how the capabilities of the two products can be used to represent Requirements Traceability Matrices, and furthermore how they … Continue reading

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Of Pencils, the Division of Labor, Building Teams, and Knowing What the Heck Is Going On

The conversation at the watering hole after this evening’s CharmCityJS Meetup was interesting as usual. In between talking with and encouraging some of the younger attendees and speakers I spoke with a senior develop about a contract he was finishing … Continue reading

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Nine SDLC Cross-Functional Areas

I met the very impressive Kim Hardy at an IIBA Meetup in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago. She is passionate about relating her insights to people, their needs and values, and how to make them effective, engaged, and happy while … Continue reading

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