BA Maturity

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…

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…

What is The New Business Analyst all about?

I became a business analyst rather late in my IT career, starting out in service management, moving to project management (I’m a dreadful project manager, by the way) and eventually finding my niche in business analysis. I knew so little…