The Importance of Data Analytics

The current obsession with predictive analytics and big data has many organizations fixated on “bottom-up” analysis. Hype has resulted in business leaders thinking there are huge nuggets to be mined from their data lakes—if only they can find the right tools. Time and time again, I see this mindset result in disappointment and disillusionment with […]
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Where Do BA’s Live in the Agile Ecosystem?

“Where do Business Analysts live in the Agile ecosystem?”, or some variant of this question, is probably the one I am most often asked in my consultancy engagements. It pops up at different times in different places in different Agile adoption initiatives. But almost invariably it will be asked. Why? Well for a start, the […]
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Some Certification Exam Day Tips for Future PMPs and CBAPs

On your certification exam day, you should be relaxed, psychologically prepared, and confident.  Taking the PMP, CBAP or other certification exam can be a stressful event! Try to be well rested and adequately nourished when you take the exam. Staying up all night before the exam for some last minute studying is not a good idea. […]
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Get Involved with PMI’s New Practice Standard for Requirements Management


There sure are many opportunities for all you project managers and business analysts who are crazy about requirements to get involved with developing or reviewing new standards focusing on exactly that discipline.  I mentioned one opportunity in an earlier post about the current time window for public review of the IIBA’s new version 3 of the BABOK® Guide. Well, here […]
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APMG Launches New Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP®) Certification

APMG International recently announced the launch of their new Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP®) qualification. This new and relevant qualification was developed in partnership with the Business Relationship Management Institute (BRMI). BRMI has partnered with APMG International to promote wider adoption of world-class BRM training and facilitate widespread availability of BRMI professional certifications. The BRMP […]
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