Author Archive for jdegoede

The business case for business analysis

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I  recently read the article by Pete Ebborn on www.batimes.com “The Value of a High Performing Business Analyst” and in the article he quoted John Simpson saying: “By championing the development of thousands of well-written requirements and collaboratively managing them throughout…

The Consumerisation of IT and the business analyst

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The phrase “consumerisation of IT” originated in 2004 and refers to the then emerging and now obvious reality that the technology available OUTSIDE the enterprise is perceived as being more sophisticated, more user-friendly, less-hassle, delivered in a quicker time frame,…

Confessions of a legacy business analyst

After printing your requirements document, do you normally walk through the office looking for a heavy duty stapler or a really big punch? Or,like me, do you actually own your own heavy duty stapler AND a really big punch? The…

Planning Requirements Discovery

Earlier this week I was invited to attend a webinar presented by IAG Consulting about Requirements Discovery Outsourcing. It was quite informative to see their perspective on adding structure to Requirements Discovery. IAG’s service offering is, as they call it,…

Are the BA’s becoming the bottleneck?

One of the advantages of doing so many short-term assignments at different companies is that I’m exposed to several different business analysis teams with different methodologies, cultures and problems. The thing is, there is one complaint that I’ve heard at…