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This is the official business analysis hive on beBee for Business Analysts.

Please post and share anything relevant to Business Analysis, "the practice of enabling change in an organizational context, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. The set of tasks and techniques that are used to perform business analysis are defined in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®Guide)." -IIBA.
  1. ProducerJames Spencer

    James Spencer

    [Key Findings] Business Collaboration - Startups and Big Groups: The Secrets of a Successful Relationship
    [Key Findings] Business Collaboration - Startups and Big Groups: The Secrets of a Successful RelationshipIn France, almost half of business startups belong to an accompanying or incubation structure (1 - Fr). Worldwide, 61% of venture-backed private companies have an industrial group among their shareholders (2) and nearly 53% of the world's 500...
  2. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    Why It's Time for Proactive Operations to Invest in Research
    Why It's Time for Proactive Operations to Invest in Research“A big waste of money or the engine of marketplace innovation? That's how some people see basic scientific research. Now a new study shows how basic research and inventions are connected,” according to Joe Palca’s recent All Things Considered...
  3. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    How Incident Management Systems Help Reduce Response Times [Infographic]
    How Incident Management Systems Help Reduce Response Times [Infographic]You’re finding out about critical incidents several minutes after they occur.Your teams are forced to stop doing what they’re doing to attend more critical situations.Do you feel like your overseeing triage for an emergency room?Your team is...
  4. ProducerAlastair Majury

    Alastair Majury

    What is Business Analysis?
    What is Business Analysis?As an experienced business analyst with over 10 years of experience, I understand the intricacies of the industry quite well. However, I also understand that, much like any industry, business analysis can be quite confusing and difficult to...
  5. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    How to Choose a Guard Tour System for Your Facility
    How to Choose a Guard Tour System for Your FacilityYour security team is tasked with conducting guard tours.We’re talking about a property that covers 100,000+ square feet, multiple entryways, and as many restricted areas as Area 51.You’re not securing extraterrestrials.But, there’s no doubt your...
  6. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    Don't Deviate From Protocol to Get Reliable Results
    Don't Deviate From Protocol to Get Reliable Results“Science relies on the careful collection and analysis of facts. Science also benefits from human judgment, but that intuition isn't necessarily reliable. A study finds that scientists did a poor job forecasting whether a successful experiment would...
  7. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    How to Build an Incident Management Infrastructure for Useful Analytics
    How to Build an Incident Management Infrastructure for Useful AnalyticsThis is the year you've committed to change.You’re going to fight hard against the forces of the status quo. You’ve embraced becoming a data-driven leader.We like to hear that.Empowering your staff with the ability to communicate effectively will...
  8. ProducerRonak Sanghavi

    Ronak Sanghavi

    Starting a ‘CHANGE ENABLER’ blog series at the intersection of Business Analysis, Consulting, Leadership and Project Management!
    Starting a ‘CHANGE ENABLER’ blog series at the intersection of Business Analysis, Consulting, Leadership and Project Management!Out of 21 years of my career in IT-enabled business solutions, I have spent the past 16 years in the areas of Business Analysis, Consulting and Delivery/Project Management. This hands-on experience includes performing business analysis on...
  9. Jared 🐝 Wiese
    A podcast & post focusing on #value to help you not just #elicit #requirements but to get them right. How to get #BusinessAnalysis #requirements right!

    Many thanks to David Saboe!

    After listening to this episode, you'll understand:
    +How to decompose requirements into smaller, valuable chunks
    +Why simply asking customers questions about what they want is the wrong approach
    +How to map value using the BML approach
    +The three magic words to help you focus on delivering value

    #BAOT #BA #modeling #elicitation
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Getting Requirements Right!
    masteringbusinessanalysis.com Discover a simple approach for focusing on value to help you not just elicit requirements, but to get requirements...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    12/04/2017 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Here's the post from which this podcast came:

  10. ProducerRahul Ajani

    Rahul Ajani

    Engaging Stakeholders in Elicitation and Collaboration
    Engaging Stakeholders in Elicitation and CollaborationEngaging stakeholders is one of the prime concerns of the business analyst. Organizations often establish a change management system that can include policies, structures, methodologies, and teams with the aim of ensuring smooth execution of the...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    12/04/2017 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Hi @Rahul Ajani! Thanks for posting your article here! Sharing in beBee in English for some more traction.
  11. ProducerEllen Gottesdiener
    Five Ways a Product Owner Can Build Trust
    Five Ways a Product Owner Can Build TrustFor project teams to work together effectively, team members and stakeholders need trust. Each team member (product managers and owners, leaders, subject matter experts, and technical staff) have different roles and different interests.As a product...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    11/03/2017 #2 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Business leaders using Agile, take note!
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    11/03/2017 #1 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    The unstated contract part.
    Some clients the deliverables were sufficient but some.clients assumed delivery of desirables.

    Makes me wonder whether it is a communication issue?

    Nice buzz and welcome.
  12. ProducerEllen Gottesdiener
    Slicing User Stories, Delivering Value
    Slicing User Stories, Delivering ValueAre you on one of the many agile teams struggling with backlogs and user stories? Don’t give up. I teamed up with Jeff Sutherland, CEO of Scrum Inc., to deliver a webinar called “Slicing User Stories.” We focused on helping teams manage their...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    11/03/2017 #2 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Business leaders using Agile, take note!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    11/03/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Ellen Gottesdiener thanks for sharing it ! Welcome to beBee !
  13. ProducerJared 🐝 Wiese
    How to Get Business Analysis Requirements Right
    How to Get Business Analysis Requirements RightThe following comes from a great topic in an IIBA group, What's your trick to creating a complete requirements package... I find functional decomposition (start with high level objectives and basically making a tree hierarchy down to solution level...


    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    12/04/2017 #3 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Sure @Jared 🐝 Wiese Thank you back :)
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    12/04/2017 #2 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Thanks a ton for the share, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. I also just had a podcast done on this article! Would love it if people checked it out!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    13/03/2017 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Thank you so much for the share, @Donna-Luisa Eversley
  14. ProducerEllen Gottesdiener
    The Eyes Have It: How Visuals Can Energize Your Product Discovery
    The Eyes Have It: How Visuals Can Energize Your Product Discoveryby Mary Gorman and Ellen Gottesdiener We facilitate lots of discovery sessions, leading teams to explore, evaluate, and confirm product requirements. A frequent question we hear from agile product managers, product owners, Scrum Masters, and coaches...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    11/03/2017 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Business leaders take note...
    Ever have this happen in Agile?

    “My team is all over the place with backlog items. They can’t agree! How do these discovery sessions get them on the same page?”

    GREAT post, @Ellen Gottesdiener View more
    Business leaders take note...
    Ever have this happen in Agile?

    “My team is all over the place with backlog items. They can’t agree! How do these discovery sessions get them on the same page?”

    GREAT post, @Ellen Gottesdiener! I will have to apply this in some way.
    Say, I wonder what using "in order to" to your process might do?...
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-to-get-business-analysis-requirements-right-65502 Close
  15. Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Not sure why #engagement is down in this and all #LinkedIn groups?
    #beBee #beBeeBUZZ
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Why a Power LinkedIn and Twitter User Has Been Blown Away by beBee | The Huffington Post
  16. ProducerPreston 🐝 Vander Ven
    3 Quick Tips to Create Momentum in Your Business and Life
    3 Quick Tips to Create Momentum in Your Business and LifeTIP 1 - Never get comfortable with maintaining your current level. If you’re not growing, you’re dying. TIP 2 - Change your environment often. In order to get to the next level you have to become the person that is ready for those challenges. Break...


    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    15/02/2017 #2 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @Katyan Roach thank you for the share.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    14/02/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @Javier 🐝 beBee thanks for the share.
    Strange scenarios in Career Profiles
    Strange scenarios in Career ProfilesLast few months back I have been through some interviews and I have observed these unexpected issues which i am sharing here:Case 1 :- One of IT company Employer  wanted a Business Analyst profile after hearing that on job portal I was pretty...
  18. ProducerElizabeth Muñoz de la Torre
    Startups Are Great, But Scale-ups Matter Too
    Startups Are Great, But Scale-ups Matter TooEndeavor Malaysia Managing Director Anand Krishnan shares the importance of nurturing scale-ups in Malaysia. The original post on Endeavor Malaysia’s blog may be viewed here.While most of Kuala Lumpur is still asleep, the quiet hills of Bandar...


    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    12/01/2017 #4 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Scalability is a critical competitive advantage.
    Paul Burge
    12/01/2017 #3 Paul Burge
    A great read @Elizabeth Muñoz de la Torre. Refreshing to see more focus on scale-up culture for a change
    Elizabeth Muñoz de la Torre
    12/01/2017 #2 Elizabeth Muñoz de la Torre
    Thanks @Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira!
    Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira
    12/01/2017 #1 Anonymous
    Very interesting!
  19. ProducerAlan Culler

    Alan Culler

    Be Curious: The Leadership Art of Good Questions
    Be Curious: The Leadership Art of Good Questions“What’s your latest obsession?”Dr. Denis Pym, Organizational Behaviour Professor at the London Business School, told us eager faced MBA candidates what a great question this was for engaging conversations.“I’ve come to hate cocktail parties, donors...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    08/01/2017 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Questions are the answer! ;)
  20. ProducerChristine Braun

    Christine Braun

    Must your Business use Business Analysis
    Must your Business use Business AnalysisDo you wish to set up project requirement, wipe out rework and guarantee that your partners are ready? Perused on to find more about business analysis. In today's focused business world, practically every project is measured by its ROI...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    15/12/2016 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Business Analysis is a must. Thanks @Christine Braun , welcome to beBee !
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    15/10/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Without proper business analysis, often decisions get laced with assumptions. Guesswork is no good and it only leads to risks, instability and loss.
    Hassan Aman aka Buzzilla
    15/10/2016 #1 Hassan Aman aka Buzzilla
    Really good post there about the significance of Business Analysis, Christine. Really good read.
  21. ProducerPhillip Hubbell

    Phillip Hubbell

    The Professional's Professional
    The Professional's ProfessionalI was having a conversation the other day with the owner of a recruiting company. We were discussing PMP certification for Project Managers. I don’t have such a certification. It never really came up in all my years of being a Professional...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    25/02/2017 #7 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #6 I have seen the same thing with PMs, Todd. Bad ones with a cert; great ones without a cert. Although I must say, as the PMP is more established than the CBAP, it is more of a requirement. Perhaps it is because it is so important - money on the line - and they feel there is some modicum of safety with a cert.

    I am not 100% sure how much the healthcare field considers word-of-mouth networking and LinkedIn. Perhaps there is more she can do to describe and communicate here value statement. Let me know if she'd be interested in help with that.

    Best of luck for her!!
    Todd Jones
    25/02/2017 #6 Todd Jones
    My wife currently works in healthcare IT, and has run into the same roadblocks that you describe above. She is a registered nurse by training, a brilliant multitasker, understands workflows, and always implements each new project with the best interests of the clinical end users and patients in mind. She is no shrinking violet, and not afraid to have difficult conversations with doctors and consultants. One would think that this commitment to fostering a better healthcare experience would be of overarching importance to recruiters. Nope. They want to see a PMP certification. She has also started the process of getting one.

    She has also worked with many PMP certified consultants that she describes as worse than worthless. Those whos entire purpose is to drive a completion date, and whom would rather foist a known problem onto already overworked hospital staff than delay an implementation. Her frustration with this is palpable, and it speaks directly to a current crop of administrators that place little value on quality.
    David B. Grinberg
    29/11/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Phil. I've shared in three hives, including "Project Managers." Keep buzzing!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    28/11/2016 #4 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Phillip, great post! I'm know it well, being a BA without any certifications - but with many happy clients.

    Sharing in Project Managers and Business Analysis.
    Kevin Pashuk
    28/11/2016 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    I work in an industry where there are more certifications than one can shake a stick at, and for most of them, the stick has more value. The PMP designation is one that I do give some credibility to based on the level of demonstrated experience and rigor in achieving the certification.

    For someone like you who has been doing the role for year, you are in that unfortunate hell of the HR systems... they look for the buzzwords, and unfortunately they can't filter out valid project management experience without some credentials.

    Unlike 'engineers' (at least here in my province) and 'doctors', anyone can refer to themselves as a 'project manager', a 'consultant' or even a 'writer'.

    The one benefit to the PMP designation is that they are usually administered through a local chapter of the Project Management Institute - which in my experience is an affinity group of professionals that not only put on monthly development sessions, but also track PM work in the region.
    Phil Friedman
    28/11/2016 #2 Phil Friedman
    Phillip > "I have to wonder how the keepers of the certifications became relevant. Who certified them?"

    Nobody did. Such organizations, like the classification societies in the marine industry, are private, for-profit companies or at most private non-profit corporations (not to be confused with charitable organizations). They started themselves up. Bartered with some companies some bootstrapping in terms of credibility, and proceded to market themselves. Sort of like a prototype for establishing oneself as an expert or guru or leader on social media. Cheers!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    28/11/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    In all honesty, you might just be better off bringing that BCC program into existence. It happened in my software, I had 10 years experience before the certifiers got around to seeing a niche to exploit. All of a sudden recruiters would be on these quests for the holy grail, people having been certified for 10 years. Huh? For the most part, being a good communicator I could point out the fallacy and get the veteran recruiters to see that I was someone willing to have a difficult conversation...which is basically the single greatest indicator of a successful consultant or project manager.

    If you can have difficult conversations all day long, with people who have no reason to do what you ask of them, and the project keeps moving along; you are a success - certificates be damned. Book knowledge never met a single deliverable.
  22. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    How to Cut Response Times With Incident Management Software
    How to Cut Response Times With Incident Management Software“It takes too long for us to respond to incidents on the other side of the property,” you mumble to yourself.You’re struggling with your operation’s response times to incidents.But, you don’t know how to resolve it.You’re open to asking for help –...
  23. Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    How Daily Questions Create a Quality Life
    www.bebee.com This post shows you how the right questions can create a quality life. Benjamin Franklin answered two questions every day. Could it be that easy?...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    30/10/2016 #3 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Hello all,

    I felt my article needed to evolve a bit more, so I added the following:
    - more on on Benjamin Franklin's routines
    - a section on The Magic and Value of Questions (Goldsmith)
    - how to get the Goldsmith's 32 questions (see Want All 32 Questions?!)
    - why the 32 might help (although, like you, I'm thinking it is probably overkill ;)
    - WHY each of the questions is important (see Here are the morning questions and their reasoning) - especially the Gratitude one
    - an Example Template with brief prompts
    - a little more on motivation from the likes of Robbins and Oprah
    - A lot more on Making the Routine a Habit

    Enjoy! Now, GO make this a habit :)
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    26/10/2016 #2 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Thought I would share my original post, that pertains to business, as well as many aspects of life.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    24/10/2016 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    CC: my fellow BAs, for something that ties to Agile...

    For more information on agile results, see http://gettingresults.com/agile-results-overview/.

    Also see the following quote from the FREE book sample!
    Getting Results the Agile Way is a simple time management system for achievers.
  24. ProducerJohn Russell

    John Russell

    Three trends Business Analysts must embrace
    Three trends Business Analysts must embraceIt is a truism that the rate of change in business, technology and life in general, is increasing. For business analysts, like every other profession, the main impact of that is that the skills and experiences that made us successful in the past,...


    John Russell
    22/10/2016 #2 John Russell
    #1 Thanks for taking the time to read my post and comment Graham. I also get a kick out of mentoring and guiding less experienced BAs, so I can imagine how satisfying it must be for you.
    Graham Smith
    22/10/2016 #1 Graham Smith
    Cracking read and so very true. I have been doing some work in the Caucuses of late where Business Analysis has yet to break ground and i am doing a lot of training on the subject of Business Process Management and Process Mining. Automation in Business processes here is far from the norm as unfortunately there are to many people and not enough jobs. However, it's still a worthwhile exercise to train the younger generation in the tools and techniques of today.
  25. Jared 🐝 Wiese
    What is a Senior BA Made Of?
    By Heather Mylan-Mains, CBAP, MBA

    What do I think a Senior BA is made of? My blog links my article recently published in BA Times. Let me know if you agree on what a senior BA is made of!

    This came from a great conversation from the IIBA LinkedIn group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/92583/92583-6186880118347091973) - already 242 likes and 45 comments!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    What is a Senior BA Made of? | BAs Without Borders
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