Author Kristin DiCenso

CES Registration is Officially OPEN!

The apex of the year comes early with CES each January. I’m sure many many many Product Managers for consumer products attend. Although I don’t have direct involvement in consumer products, as I do more business to business, I would love to go to CES 2012. Not only for the …

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To Let Them Fail Or To Not Let Them Fail?

Sometimes when we are hired to put a project back on track, the client has hired a 3rd party to build part of their solution. In this particular case, the 3rd party was hired much before the project would be considered to be off the tracks. There could be many …

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Professional Development for a Business Analyst

We’ve been hiring like Gangbusters this year at Seilevel. In order to hire talented people, we need to be competitive with our compensation packages but we also need to map out our professional development for those who may be unfamiliar with the field. Our model of positions and promotions is …

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What to do when a team is resistant to change

As consultants, sometimes we have clients that need many hours of training and help understanding what they should be doing in order to make the end product successful. Although we are hired to make a difference, to change the way our clients do requirements and make products, sometimes we encounter …

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Why Should We Hire You?, Part II

Not only do we look for those who possess the necessary soft skills to be a Requirements Analyst and successful consultant (as discussed in Part I), but we also look for candidates that have analytical and creative skills. Analytical skills will let you see through a façade to get to …

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Why Should We Hire You?, Part I

We look for the best and brightest when hiring for Requirements Analysts and Product Managers. It’s a long and difficult process with many people applying; only a fraction get through the first interview and even less are able to hang in the process as it continues. This has brought great …

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Why You Should Use Requirements Tools

This is the typical response received when we suggest using a formal requirement management tool. “Doesn’t MS Word provide enough functionality  to manage requirements? We’ve been using it and it’s worked fine for us so far.” It may be simple to jot ideas and start writing requirements in a Word …

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