Are you working in a “what” or a “how” organization? The latter makes it difficult for a business analyst to make an impact on value creation. A career-minded BA should aim to work for a “what” enterprise, where there will be high-level opportunities to identify, prioritize and align business objectives with capabilities.
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A (not very) true story of Christmas in one household can teach us a few important project management lessons. Before you get too stressed, put in some proper planning, calm down and enjoy our annual holiday sidetrack.
When things go wrong in a project, project and program managers should ask themselves: Did I honor the technology trinity? There are three key components that should be honored in any technology project: people, processes, and technology. There is an art to evaluating the trinity, and project managers need to become more analytical and question and validate understandings, assumptions, and changes for all three components of the technology trinity.
When we talk about what makes a project successful, where does ”Tone at the Top” fit in? In other words, how does management commitment and support truly enable and enhance a project’s success?
The 1%-10% Rule is used to determine the proper level of detail while breaking down the work of a project. The rule states that the lowest level of activities in the WBS of a project should have a duration no less than 1% of the project duration and not more than 10% of the project duration.
"Everybody lies." Here are 10 common lies that you can find in project management or reporting. Being aware of these little truth deformations or misunderstandings will help you to get a real idea of the project status and act as quickly as required.
Meetings are most often the setting for engaging new ideas, confirming previous positions and making important decisions. But there are a number of common psychological traps that can sabotage the process and the decision-making of well-intentioned project leaders, including dissonance, rationalization and circular causation.
This year's top 10 business analysis trends focus on leveraging the power of requirements at all levels through Agile and business architecture to deliver business value to the organization.