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Fifty shades of governance

This talk, which followed my article ‘Bringing sexy back to governance‘, was presented at the 2012 BA Development Day conference, and covers what we mean by governance, what the fifty shades are, and what we can all do about it – in short, this is a call to action for lean governance.

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A respone to: Why big organisations don’t take risks proportionate to their size

Ever wondered why big organisations seem so risk-averse and rely so much on heavy-handed governance to protect themselves from spending shareholder money unwisely? Did you also ask yourself why this approach simply introduces a different type of risk, and is there a better way? If so, read on …

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In Defence of Gates

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[…]

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Agile Extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge: released for review

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.