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.
When Morpheus gave Neo the option of the red or blue pill, it was a decisive moment in him choosing to live in a shared dream state or wake up and find out what the world was really like. That matrix was bad; however in business analysis, a matrix can be really helpful. When you have[…]
Show your support of the agile manifesto by becoming a signatory. I did (#6671) and so can you too, it’s easy … read on.
In work and in life, do you follow the line of least resistance, pushed to and fro by what other people do? Would you rather take responsibility for your own development, personal as well as professional? In this series of articles, I explore how we can adopt a mindful and constructive approach to our own development.[…]
A straight forward six-stage approach to discovering and delivering great products.
As the first year in the new millennium draws to a close, I’m looking back and reflecting on the journey we’ve been on over the last 15 months. When the two Pauls and I agreed to give up the relative safety of contracting and start a business together, we knew it was a big step–and[…]