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Executive Buy In and Feedback

Business Analysis and Successful Outcomes

In a previous post, I talked about the need for executive buy-in on business analysis activities and some ideas on how to facilitate it. As I mentioned, they are not our target audience for PMI’s foundational standard on business analysis, so we need to find other ways to win their …

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Agile Requirements with Karl Wiegers: What’s the Big Deal?

Agile development approaches are currently used in most software organizations at least some of the time. With the rise in popularity of agile methods, business analysts and product owners often use the term “agile requirements” to label their work. We do not care for the term “agile requirements” because it …

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Summer 2019 Learning Opportunities

“Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise” – Denis Waitley We are dedicated to life-long learning and have found that most of our clients have the same commitment. Here are some upcoming opportunities for you to expand your skillset.  June 13Joy Beatty (that’s me 🙂 …

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Sing along!

We LOVE the Holidays at Blue Fish + Seilevel! Remember when Joy rewrote a few holiday tunes in our language? Well this year, we got some of the team to carol along before the All Hands meeting. Scroll to the bottom to see our favorite ones! It just so happened …

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How To Redesign an Organization Without Freaking People Out

Last month I was honored to speak at BBC in San Antonio. My talk was entitled “How to Redesign an Organization, Processes, and Technology all at Once Without Freaking People Out!” The biggest challenges in these major changes are the people and dependencies between the people, their processes, and the technology …

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How to Get Executive-Level Support for Business Analysis

It probably goes without saying that PMI’s foundational standard on business analysis has an obvious audience—those who actually do business analysis as part of their everyday job. It’s pretty unlikely executives or CIOs are going to pick it up for some light reading. That’s why I wanted to use this …

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