Sometimes adopting agile practices can be a precarious activity, a balancing act, and without the right training or support, like walking blindfolded across a tightrope.
No matter how attractive it seems to just dive in and get started, it still makes sense sometimes to pause first and make sure it is the right thing to do.
As I have worked on the ‘Agile Extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge‘ over the last year, I have repeatedly come across the assertion–by many agile practitioners–that we no longer need gate meetings on projects. From my experience in leading project governance this confused and concerned me, so I have looked into this and believe I have discovered why[…]
According to the latest figures published by International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA) for the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) — New Zealand has the highest per capita CBAPs in the world (5.93 per million population) and is ranked fourth of 33 countries in total numbers.
How would you define business analysis in one easy sentence? According to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge it is “liaison among stakeholders” and “recommending solutions” — but we need to come up with something less like a translator between business and technical jargon. This articles kicks off a discussion…
At the Agile2010 conference in Orlando the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA) released a draft of the Agile Extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) — introducing how business analysis on agile projects changes from traditional/waterfall approaches.
How can we be sure that the projects and activities in which we’re involved actually grow our organisations in the direction they need. The incremental adjustments towards an organisation’s goals are termed business value — and in order to understand this, how we can plan to improve it, and measure that we have — we must first define it.
This article reviews a conversation on business value, and ends with a recommended definition that covers most scenarios.
In a groundbreaking development, Air New Zealand are building on their success as Airline of the Year 2009 by lifting their long-haul economy-class experience above the chase for cheapest price. Learn how they took the best in user experience and usability testing, combined with good agile working practices, to drive the New Zealand spirit of innovation to another world first — lie-flat beds in economy.
The nine Ps of product success – looking at what is beyond the traditional Marketing Mix (the 4Ps of marketing), to how we bring a product to market and make it a success.