Mastering Business Analysis

By Dave Saboe, CBAP, PMP, CSM | Certified Business Analysis Professional | Agile Coach

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Your key to advancing your career as a Business Analyst and beyond

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MBA187: Transitioning to a Scrum Master Role
21:02
<p>Discover how to leverage your core Business Analyst skills in a different way and be successful as a Scrum Master.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba187-transitioning-to-a-scrum-master-role/">MBA187: Transitioning to a Scrum Master Role</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 14, 2019
Lightning Cast: Business Agility
7:11
<p>Understand the importance of business agility and your role in helping your organization become more responsive to changing customer needs.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-business-agility-2/">Lightning Cast: Business Agility</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 07, 2019
MBA186: Exploring Product Ownership
31:41
<p>Coach and author Bob Galen shares some of the challenges Product Owners face, how to overcome them, and how to take your skills to the next level.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba186-exploring-product-ownership/">MBA186: Exploring Product Ownership</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 30, 2019
Lightning Cast: Don’t Throw it Over the Wall
5:31
<p>Avoid the epidemic of creating an output and throwing it over the wall to another team.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-dont-throw-it-over-the-wall/">Lightning Cast: Don’t Throw it Over the Wall</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 23, 2019
MBA185: Business Analysis in Agile
26:50
<p>James Robertson shares some of the challenges associated with an Agile transformation and how Business Analysts can provide the most value to the organization.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba185-business-analysis-in-agile/">MBA185: Business Analysis in Agile</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 17, 2019
Lightning Cast: Non-Functional Requirements in Agile
6:42
<p>Find out how to make non-functional requirements visible in an Agile context.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-non-functional-requirements-in-agile/">Lightning Cast: Non-Functional Requirements in Agile</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 10, 2019
MBA184: Discover What Customers Want with JTBD
27:33
<p>Discover unmet customer needs with Jobs to be Done and a unique customer interview technique.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba184-discover-what-customers-want-with-jtbd/">MBA184: Discover What Customers Want with JTBD</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 02, 2019
Lightning Cast: We Are the Business
5:15
<p>Break down those silos and avoid the "us vs. them" mentality between business and technology.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-we-are-the-business/">Lightning Cast: We Are the Business</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 26, 2019
MBA183: The BA Role on a Scrum Team
25:41
<p>Find out where a Business Analyst fits on a Scrum Team and what they can do to provide value to the team and the organization.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba183-the-ba-role-on-a-scrum-team/">MBA183: The BA Role on a Scrum Team</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 19, 2019
MBA182: BA in the Service Industry
20:10
<p>How can a Business Analyst apply their skills in a non-technical field? Find out how your current skills and competencies can apply in new contexts.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba182-ba-in-the-service-industry/">MBA182: BA in the Service Industry</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 05, 2019
Lightning Cast: Death, Taxes, and Missed Requirements
7:40
<p>Understand the certainty of missing requirements and what you can do to reduce the occurrence and impact of missed requirements</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-death-taxes-and-missed-requirements/">Lightning Cast: Death, Taxes, and Missed Requirements</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 26, 2019
MBA181: The Three BA Archetypes
26:55
<p>Understanding the three Business Analyst archetypes can help you find the right job and advance your career.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba181-the-three-ba-archetypes/">MBA181: The Three BA Archetypes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 19, 2019
MBA180: Socratic Questioning
28:31
<p>Kent McDonald helps us uncover information and elicit requirements using an ancient questioning technique.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba180-socratic-questioning/">MBA180: Socratic Questioning</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 13, 2019
Lightning Cast: BA Performance Goals
7:03
<p>Start your year off right with tips for setting your annual performance goals.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-ba-performance-goals/">Lightning Cast: BA Performance Goals</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 05, 2019
MBA179: The Power of Prototyping
25:42
<p>Effective use of prototypes can create a common understanding and develop a feedback loop to help you build better solutions.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba179-the-power-of-prototyping/">MBA179: The Power of Prototyping</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 29, 2019
MBA178: Career Options for BAs
9:45
<p>Business Analysis is a critical and highly transferable skill. Here's how to use it to advance your career.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba178-career-options-for-bas/">MBA178: Career Options for BAs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 22, 2019
MBA177: Product Backlog Refinement
14:36
<p>Product Backlog Refinement (grooming) is a key activity for any Agile team. Here are some tips and recommendations for successful refinement sessions.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba177-product-backlog-refinement/">MBA177: Product Backlog Refinement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 08, 2019
MBA176: Predictions for 2019
18:27
<p>Thought leaders share their predictions for 2019 and what you can do to be more successful in the new year.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba176-predictions-for-2019/">MBA176: Predictions for 2019</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 01, 2019
Lightning Cast: A Visit From the Business Analyst
3:53
<p>In this Christmas episode, we find out what happens when the BA visits a struggling project team.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-a-visit-from-the-business-analyst/">Lightning Cast: A Visit From the Business Analyst</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Dec 25, 2018
MBA175: Product Management is the New Business Analysis – Part 2
27:02
<p>Find out the tools and techniques you need to develop a customer-centric focus for product development.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba175-product-management-is-the-new-business-analysis-part-2/">MBA175: Product Management is the New Business Analysis – Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Dec 18, 2018
MBA174: Product Management is the New Business Analysis
22:18
<p>Agile and other changes in the way we work means that we need to change too. Here's how we can leverage our skills and competencies in a new way and grow our careers.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba174-product-management-is-the-new-business-analysis/">MBA174: Product Management is the New Business Analysis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Dec 11, 2018
MBA173: Avoiding the Build Trap
23:14
<p>Product Management expert Melissa Perri helps us to avoid some on the pitfalls of solution development and create products customers will love.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba173-avoiding-the-build-trap/">MBA173: Avoiding the Build Trap</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Dec 04, 2018
MBA172: Decide Smarter Faster with Kupe Kupersmith
14:14
<p>Kupe Kupersmith focuses on approaches that will help you learn quickly, make good decisions, and manage risk.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba172-decide-smarter-faster-with-kupe-kupersmith/">MBA172: Decide Smarter Faster with Kupe Kupersmith</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Nov 27, 2018
MBA171: Your Questions Answered – Listener Mailbag
14:14
<p>In this episode, I answer questions submitted from listeners. Questions about Agile, DevOps, and remote elicitation are answered.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mbba171-your-questions-answered-listener-mailbag/">MBA171: Your Questions Answered – Listener Mailbag</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Nov 13, 2018
MBA170: Persuasion – Get Buy-In for Your Ideas
31:21
<p>Mary Lynn Manns shares techniques you can use to get buy-in for your ideas and influence others to take action.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba170-persuasion-get-buy-in-for-your-ideas/">MBA170: Persuasion – Get Buy-In for Your Ideas</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Nov 06, 2018
Lightning Cast: Big Design Up Front
3:27
<p>In this Lightning Cast, we'll explore the practice of using stage gates and a big design up front.  Why do organizations use the BDUF approach and is there a better way?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-big-design-up-front/">Lightning Cast: Big Design Up Front</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Oct 23, 2018
MBA169: Digital Business Analyst Competencies
42:05
<p>IIBA President Ken Fulmer shares eight competencies that are critical for success when working as a digital Business Analyst.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba169-digital-business-analyst-competencies/">MBA169: Digital Business Analyst Competencies</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Oct 16, 2018
MBA168: Exploring the BA Career Path
27:21
<p>Adrian Reed helps us explore the BA career path, career growth options, and actions you can take to grow in your career as a Business Analyst.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba168-exploring-the-ba-career-path/">MBA168: Exploring the BA Career Path</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Oct 02, 2018
MBA167: The Power of Storytelling
26:17
<p>Want to communicate in a compelling, memorable way? Storytelling allows you to connect with your audience at an emotional level and helps your ideas stick.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba167-the-power-of-storytelling/">MBA167: The Power of Storytelling</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Sep 18, 2018
MBA166: Mastering the Art of Feedback
33:10
<p>In this episode, Heather Mylan-Mains helps us to be effective in giving feedback and how to receive feedback for the greatest impact.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba166-mastering-the-art-of-feedback/">MBA166: Mastering the Art of Feedback</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Sep 03, 2018
Special Message
25
<p>I'll be unable to post the next episode for a bit. Unfortunately, I'm in the hospital with some issues with my leg.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/special-message/">Special Message</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 23, 2018
MBA165: Remembering Jerry Weinberg
15:44
<p>Here are some of the most important lessons from Jerry Weinberg in his own words.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba165-remembering-jerry-weinberg/">MBA165: Remembering Jerry Weinberg</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 14, 2018
Lightning Cast: Think as a Customer
5:23
<p>Create solutions your customers will love by thinking as a customer.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-think-as-a-customer/">Lightning Cast: Think as a Customer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 07, 2018
MBA164: The Agile Analysis Certification
29:01
<p>IIBA President Ken Fulmer discusses the IIBA's Agile Analysis certification; What it means for your organization and to your career.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba164-the-agile-analysis-certification/">MBA164: The Agile Analysis Certification</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jul 31, 2018
MBA163: Lean Six Sigma – What You Should Know
27:21
<p>Discover how Lean Six Sigma can help you bring value to your organization and be a differentiator for your career.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba163-lean-six-sigma-what-you-should-know/">MBA163: Lean Six Sigma – What You Should Know</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jul 24, 2018
Lightning Cast: Moving to a BA Role
4:05
<p>Find out how to transition into a Business Analyst role.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-moving-to-a-ba-role/">Lightning Cast: Moving to a BA Role</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jul 17, 2018
MBA162: The Business Analyst Role and its Real Value
29:07
<p>Glenn Brule discusses the Business Analyst role, its real value proposition, and what you can do to increase the value you provide to your organization.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba162-the-business-analyst-role-and-its-real-value/">MBA162: The Business Analyst Role and its Real Value</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jul 10, 2018
MBA161: Evolution of the BA Role
12:35
<p>What's the next step in the evolution of the role of the Business Analyst? Does Agile spell the end of the BA role?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba161-evolution-of-the-ba-role/">MBA161: Evolution of the BA Role</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jul 03, 2018
Lightning Cast: Dude’s Law
4:44
<p>Understand what you can do to increase the value of products and solutions developed by your organization by using Dude's Law.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-dudes-law/">Lightning Cast: Dude’s Law</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jun 26, 2018
MBA160: The Art of Better Business Requirements
22:26
<p>Alyce Reopelle challenges some of the practices and assumptions we make about requirements elicitation.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba160-the-art-of-better-business-requirements/">MBA160: The Art of Better Business Requirements</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jun 19, 2018
Lightning Cast: Business Agility
6:53
<p>Discover what you can do to help your organization achieve business agility; the ability to quickly adapt to changes and rapidly deliver value.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-business-agility/">Lightning Cast: Business Agility</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jun 12, 2018
MBA159: Experiment Driven Development
27:20
<p>In this episode, you'll discover how to use hypotheses and experiments to identify the right solutions for customer needs.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba159-experiment-driven-development/">MBA159: Experiment Driven Development</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jun 05, 2018
MBA158: Agile Requirements
14:43
<p>In this episode, we'll explore Agile requirements and answer the question "Are User Stories requirements?"</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba158-agile-requirements/">MBA158: Agile Requirements</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 29, 2018
MBA157: The Importance of Good Data Analysis
25:43
<p>Find out about the impact that good data analysis can have on your organization and how to get started.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba157-the-importance-of-good-data-analysis/">MBA157: The Importance of Good Data Analysis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 22, 2018
Lightning Cast: Symptoms of Success
6:42
<p>Are you successful?  Explore what it looks like to be successful as a Business Analyst or Project Manager.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-symptoms-of-success/">Lightning Cast: Symptoms of Success</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 15, 2018
MBA156: The Power of Mentoring
28:08
<p>Want to take your skills and your career to the next level?  A mentoring relationship can do just that.  Discover how to find the right mentor and create an effective mentoring relationship.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba156-the-power-of-mentoring/">MBA156: The Power of Mentoring</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 08, 2018
MBA155: Hiring BAs and PMs
16:19
<p>Are you a hiring manager looking for great BA and PM candidates? Find out how to find the best candidates for your organization. Job seekers will discover how to best prepare for a job search.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba155-hiring-bas-and-pms/">MBA155: Hiring BAs and PMs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 01, 2018
MBA154: Change Leadership
12:16
<p>Implementing change in an organization goes beyond requirements and change management. You need Change Leadership to help people adjust to the change. Here's how!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba154-change-leadership/">MBA154: Change Leadership</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 24, 2018
Lightning Cast: BA on a Scrum Team
6:22
<p>Find out what a Business Analyst does on a Scrum team and how you can use your BA skills in a different way to help the team.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-ba-on-a-scrum-team/">Lightning Cast: BA on a Scrum Team</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 17, 2018
MBA153: Trends in Business Analysis
30:22
<p>Elizabeth Larson talks about current trends in the Business Analysis field and how they will affect you.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba153-trends-in-business-analysis/">MBA153: Trends in Business Analysis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 10, 2018
Lightning Cast: Powerful Questions
6:11
<p>Powerful questions are a way to challenge our thinking, stimulating deeper conversations, and uncovering hidden truths. Here's how to ask more powerful questions.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-powerful-questions/">Lightning Cast: Powerful Questions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 03, 2018
MBA152: Finding the Right Project
28:17
<p>Richard Larson shares five techniques you can use to discover the underlying problem or opportunity to solve create the right solution.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba152-finding-the-right-project/">MBA152: Finding the Right Project</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 27, 2018
Lightning Cast: Order your Backlog
7:40
<p>A clear, well-ordered backlog leads to more focus, less time in refinement, and delivering the most important items first. Here's how to order your backlog.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-ordr-backlog/">Lightning Cast: Order your Backlog</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 20, 2018
MBA151: Your Consulting Practice – with Karl Wiegers
38:16
<p>Author and consultant Karl Wiegers shares his tips and advice on getting started with consulting.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba151-consulting-practice-karl-wiegers/">MBA151: Your Consulting Practice – with Karl Wiegers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 13, 2018
Lightning Cast: Which Communications Channel Should You Use?
6:34
<p>Which communications channel should you use? The right communications medium depends on your message. We'll explore different forms of communication and which to use in different contexts.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-communications-channel-use/">Lightning Cast: Which Communications Channel Should You Use?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 06, 2018
MBA150: A High Five for Business Analysts
28:28
<p>Tomette Kirk shares what she calls the high five; five essential tasks that we need to focus on as Business Analysts to be successful.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba150-high-five-business-analysts/">MBA150: A High Five for Business Analysts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 27, 2018
Lightning Cast: Common Issues Facing Business Analysts Today
8:58
<p>In this episode, I share common problems Business Analysts face and what you can do about them.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-common-issues-facing-business-analysts-today/">Lightning Cast: Common Issues Facing Business Analysts Today</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 20, 2018
MBA149: The Power of EQ
28:12
<p>Author and speaker Jen Shirkani helps us to understand the importance of Emotional Intelligence and shares with us techniques to boost your EQ.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba149-the-power-of-eq/">MBA149: The Power of EQ</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 13, 2018
Lightning Cast: The Business Alchemist
6:08
<p>Discover a different way of thinking about your role and go from Analyst to Alchemist to achieve extraordinary outcomes for your organization.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-the-business-alchemist/">Lightning Cast: The Business Alchemist</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 06, 2018
MBA148: 7 Keys to Succeeding with Agile
28:18
<p>Paula Maychruk helps us uncover the key concepts that allow us to be successful with Agile approaches.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba148-7-keys-to-succeeding-with-agile/">MBA148: 7 Keys to Succeeding with Agile</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 30, 2018
Lightning Cast: Trust – The One Thing that Changes Everything
6:46
<p>Trust increases the speed to deliver projects and reduces cost. Here's how to develop and maintain trust on your team.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-trust-one-thing-changes-everything/">Lightning Cast: Trust – The One Thing that Changes Everything</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 23, 2018
MBA147: The Business Agility Manifesto
36:13
<p>Ron Ross explains the Business Agility Manifesto and helps us to understand the role business knowledge plays in enhancing business agility.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba147-the-business-agility-manifesto/">MBA147: The Business Agility Manifesto</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 16, 2018
MBA146: The Full Stack Business Analyst
12:52
<p>What does it take to become a Full-Stack Business Analyst? Similar to a Full-Stack Developer, a Business Analyst can broaden their skills to reduce waste and contribute more value to the organization.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba146-full-stack-business-analyst/">MBA146: The Full Stack Business Analyst</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 09, 2018
MBA145: Predictions for 2018
29:42
<p>Six thought leaders in the fields of business analysis, project management, and Agile share their predictions for 2018 and what you should do to be successful.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba145-predictions-2018/">MBA145: Predictions for 2018</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 02, 2018
Lightning Cast: Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist
7:54
<p>Perfectionism leads to procrastination and fear. Here's how to overcome perfectionism.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-confessions-of-a-recovering-perfectionist/">Lightning Cast: Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Dec 26, 2017
MBA144: The 12 Days of the Project
11:15
<p>Discover 12 approaches that lead to shorter time to market, increased customer value, and innovation.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba144-12-days-project/">MBA144: The 12 Days of the Project</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Dec 19, 2017
Lightning Cast: Stepping Up to Product Ownership
6:54
<p>Discover what it takes to transition to a Product Owner role and be successful.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-stepping-product-ownership/">Lightning Cast: Stepping Up to Product Ownership</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Dec 12, 2017
MBA143: Imposter Syndrome – Banishing Your Inner Critic
30:08
<p>Author and renown speaker Denise Jacobs helps you to overcome Imposter Syndrome and silence your inner critic to unleash your creativity.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba143-imposter-syndrome-banishing-your-inner-critic/">MBA143: Imposter Syndrome – Banishing Your Inner Critic</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Dec 05, 2017
Lightning Cast: Root Cause Analysis
7:35
<p>We explore two common root cause analysis approaches, Fishbone Diagrams and 5 Whys, to help you understand when to use each technique.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-root-cause-analysis/">Lightning Cast: Root Cause Analysis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Nov 28, 2017
Lightning Cast: Using Competency Models
6:07
<p>Discover the value of competency models and how they can help you grow in your career.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-using-competency-models/">Lightning Cast: Using Competency Models</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Nov 21, 2017
MBA142: Lean Startup for the Enterprise
11:43
<p>Find out how to apply Lean Startup approaches so that you can build solutions customers will love.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba142-lean-startup-enterprise/">MBA142: Lean Startup for the Enterprise</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Nov 14, 2017
MBA141: Digital Transformation – What is Means for BAs
25:47
<p>Kevin Brennan helps us to understand the impact of digital transformations and what you need to do to adapt to this shift.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba141-digital-transformation-means/">MBA141: Digital Transformation – What is Means for BAs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Nov 07, 2017
MBA140: Improve Influence with NLP
26:44
<p>Corrine Thomas shares techniques from Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) that can help you build relationships and influence better.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba140-improve-influence-nlp/">MBA140: Improve Influence with NLP</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Oct 31, 2017
Lightning Cast: Better Communication Using the DiSC Model
7:17
<p>Improve your communication and collaboration by adapting your approach using the DiSC model.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-disc/">Lightning Cast: Better Communication Using the DiSC Model</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Oct 24, 2017
MBA139: Thin Slicing Problem Analysis
24:53
<p>Adrian Reed helps us avoid developing solutions that don't address the real opportunity through thin slicing problem analysis.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba139-thin-slicing-problem-analysis/">MBA139: Thin Slicing Problem Analysis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Oct 17, 2017
Lightning Cast: The Many Uses of a SIPOC
5:30
<p>In this Lightning Cast, we explore the many applications of a SIPOC and how it can help you on your next project.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-many-uses-sipoc/">Lightning Cast: The Many Uses of a SIPOC</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Oct 10, 2017
MBA138: Building a Believable Business Case
25:23
<p>Randy Radic shares his process and tips for building a realistic business case to make sure your organization is moving forward with the right initiatives.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba138-building-a-believable-business-case/">MBA138: Building a Believable Business Case</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Oct 03, 2017
Lightning Cast: Stay in Your Lane
4:25
<p>Should business stakeholders and technology teams stay on their own lanes and not cross over to other areas?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-stay-in-your-lane/">Lightning Cast: Stay in Your Lane</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Sep 26, 2017
MBA137: Challenges with User Stories – with Mike Cohn
24:25
<p>Author, trainer, and Agile thought leader Mike Cohn helps us to overcome the challenges with successfully applying User Stories.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba137-challenges-user-stories-mike-cohn/">MBA137: Challenges with User Stories – with Mike Cohn</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Sep 19, 2017
MBA136: What the IIBA Can Do for You – Part2
26:17
<p>New initiatives from the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA) can help you develop your skills and grow in your career.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba136-iiba-can-part2/">MBA136: What the IIBA Can Do for You – Part2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Sep 12, 2017
MBA135: What the IIBA Can Do for You
22:41
<p>CEO and President of the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA), Ken Fulmer joins us to discuss some new initiatives at the IIBA and how the IIBA can help you advance your skills and grow in your career.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba135-iiba-can/">MBA135: What the IIBA Can Do for You</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Sep 05, 2017
Lightning Cast: Flip the Script in Your Job Search
5:07
<p>Ryland Leyton helps us to flip the script during a job search to be in the right mindset and find the right opportunity.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-flip-script-job-search/">Lightning Cast: Flip the Script in Your Job Search</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 29, 2017
MBA134: Distinguishing Yourself in Your Career
28:22
<p>Ryland Leyton shows us how to distinguish ourselves in interviews and in our career.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba134-distinguishing-career/">MBA134: Distinguishing Yourself in Your Career</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 22, 2017
Lightning Cast: Brainstorming – You’re Doing It Wrong!
7:14
<p>Brainstorming doesn't work - at least not the way you're doing it. Here's a better way.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-brainstorming/">Lightning Cast: Brainstorming – You’re Doing It Wrong!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 15, 2017
MBA133: What BAs Need to Know About Agile
31:33
<p>Dispel the myths and find out what you need to know about working in an Agile environment.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba133-what-bas-need-to-know-about-agile/">MBA133: What BAs Need to Know About Agile</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 08, 2017
Lightning Cast: Requirements Quality
6:11
<p>Requirements quality - What is it and how you can increase the quality of your requirements.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-requirements-quality/">Lightning Cast: Requirements Quality</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 01, 2017
MBA132: Next Generation Competencies
34:19
<p>In this episode, Kupe Kupersmith shares a new competency framework for the next generation of professionals in the project field.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba132-next-generation-competencies/">MBA132: Next Generation Competencies</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jul 25, 2017
Lightning Cast: The Agile Business Analyst Mindset
8:26
<p>What's the mindset shift needed to be successful as a Business Analyst in an Agile environment?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/agile-business-analyst-mindset/">Lightning Cast: The Agile Business Analyst Mindset</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jul 18, 2017
MBA131: Interviewing for a Business Analyst Position
28:21
<p>Laura Brandenburg shares tips and advice for acing your next interview for a Business Analyst position.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba131-interviewing-for-a-business-analyst-position/">MBA131: Interviewing for a Business Analyst Position</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jul 11, 2017
Lightning Cast: The Business Analyst Career Path
6:02
<p>What is the Business Analyst career path and how do you grow your career?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-business-analyst-career-path/">Lightning Cast: The Business Analyst Career Path</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jul 04, 2017
MBA130: Exploring Requirements with Jerry Weinberg
30:19
<p>Jerry Weinberg shares his thoughts on the challenges with software requirements and why we need to take requirements seriously.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba130-exploring-requirements-with-jerry-weinberg/">MBA130: Exploring Requirements with Jerry Weinberg</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jun 27, 2017
MBA129: Real Life Agile, UX, and Design Thinking
26:00
<p>Brent Severson shares how he has successfully integrated Design Thinking, User Experience Design, and Agile into his BA practice to make himself valuable to teams working in the digital space.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba129-real-life-agile-ux-design-thinking/">MBA129: Real Life Agile, UX, and Design Thinking</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jun 20, 2017
MBA128: Where Should the Business Analyst Reside?
31:03
<p>Lora McCoy shares her views on where business analysts should reside in an organization to enable better collaboration, growth, and prevent solution bias.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba128-business-analyst-reside/">MBA128: Where Should the Business Analyst Reside?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jun 13, 2017
MBA127: Guiding Principles for the Business Analyst – part 2
25:50
<p>We conclude our discussion with Steve Blais as he shares with us his 11 principles of the business analyst, which provides guidance as to what a business analyst should do to achieve success.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/principles_for_success2/">MBA127: Guiding Principles for the Business Analyst – part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jun 06, 2017
MBA126: Guiding Principles for the Business Analyst
20:56
<p>Author and consultant Steve Blais shares with us his 11 principles of the business analyst, which provides guidance as to what a business analyst should do to achieve success.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba126-guiding-principles-business-analyst/">MBA126: Guiding Principles for the Business Analyst</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 30, 2017
MBA125: Become the Conscience of the Business
21:15
<p>Ian Huke helps us to become the conscience of the business by doing the right thing, building a following, and becoming a trusted advisor.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba125-become-conscience-business/">MBA125: Become the Conscience of the Business</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 23, 2017
MBA124: Business Analyst in an Agile Environment
25:57
<p>In this episode, author Lynda Girvan discusses how BAs can succeed in Agile environments by applying a lean and adaptive approach.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba124-business-analyst-agile-environment/">MBA124: Business Analyst in an Agile Environment</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 16, 2017
MBA123: The 21st Century Business Analyst
31:18
<p>Kitty Hass explains the evolution of the Business Analyst role and what you need to do to be successful in the 21st century.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba123-21st-century-business-analyst/">MBA123: The 21st Century Business Analyst</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 09, 2017
MBA122: Driving Real Value Through Business Analysis
23:35
<p>Alaeddin Hallak shows us ways to deliver real business value through our business analysis approach.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba122-driving-real-value-through-business-analysis/">MBA122: Driving Real Value Through Business Analysis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 02, 2017
MBA121: Mastering Product Ownership
25:48
<p>Geoff Watts helps us to better understand the Product Owner role and takes us from good to great product ownership.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba121-mastering-product-ownership/">MBA121: Mastering Product Ownership</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 25, 2017
MBA120: Jobs to be Done Theory
31:26
<p>Alan Klement shows us how Jobs to be Done can help you design better products and spur innovation. Jobs to be Done (JTBD) is a mixture of design thinking, lean startup, and agile to help you make great products that people will love.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba120-jobs-done-theory/">MBA120: Jobs to be Done Theory</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 18, 2017
MBA119: What’s in Your Backlog?
11:00
<p>In this episode, we discuss the different types of items that may make up a product backlog (Hint: It's more than just User Stories)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba119-whats-backlog/">MBA119: What’s in Your Backlog?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 11, 2017
MBA118: Virtual Leadership
28:18
<p>Dr. Penny Pullan shares strategies for working on virtual project teams and helps us get the most out of virtual teams and virtual work.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba118-virtual-leadership/">MBA118: Virtual Leadership</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 04, 2017
MBA117: Getting Requirements Right
24:36
<p>Jared Wiese shares an approach for focusing on value to help you not just elicit requirements, but to get requirements right.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba117-getting-requirements-right/">MBA117: Getting Requirements Right</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 28, 2017
MBA116: Implementing Solutions vs Problem Solving
<p>Matt Adams helps us understand what to do when we're given a solution to implement. His approach leads us to become trusted advisors.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba116-implement-solution-vs-problem-solving/">MBA116: Implementing Solutions vs Problem Solving</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 21, 2017
MBA115: Political Martial Arts – Navigating Office Politics
27:14
<p>Paula Bell shares her tips and advice to break through the red tape and bureaucracy of office politics that holds many projects back.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba115-political-martial-arts-navigating-office-politics/">MBA115: Political Martial Arts – Navigating Office Politics</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 14, 2017
MBA114: Value Proposition of the BA Role
23:55
<p>David Olson discusses the evolution of the Business Analyst role and its true value proposition.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba114-value-proposition-of-the-ba-role/">MBA114: Value Proposition of the BA Role</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 07, 2017
MBA113: Problem Solving – The RIGHT Stuff
32:40
<p>Learn a problem solving approach that takes you through incovering the right problem, finding the right solution, and putting the right plan into action.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba113-problem-solving-right-stuff/">MBA113: Problem Solving – The RIGHT Stuff</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 28, 2017
MBA112: User Centered Design
22:56
<p>Caleb Carroll helps us deliver better business value through a User Centered Design approach.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba112-user-centered-design/">MBA112: User Centered Design</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 21, 2017
MBA111: Design Thinking IS Good Business Analysis
13:49
<p>Explore the tools of Design Thinking and find out how it helps ensure you build valuable solutions.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba111-design-thinking-is-good-ba/">MBA111: Design Thinking IS Good Business Analysis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 14, 2017
MBA110: Managing Ambiguous Requirements
26:30
<p>Scott Stribrny shares four techniques to identify and address ambiguous requirements.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba110-managing-ambiguous-requirements/">MBA110: Managing Ambiguous Requirements</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 07, 2017
MBA109: Foundations in Business Analysis
30:32
<p>Get back to basics and establish a strong foundation for your business analysis skills and techniques.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba109-foundations-in-business-analysis/">MBA109: Foundations in Business Analysis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 31, 2017
MBA108: Prioritizing with the MVP
22:51
<p>Learn how to find the minimum viable product and use it to identify work that you should deliver first.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba108-prioritizing-mvp/">MBA108: Prioritizing with the MVP</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 24, 2017
MBA107: Backlog Refinement – From Misunderstanding to Collaborative Discovery
26:36
<p>Richard Dolman helps us take backlog refinement from an underutilized meeting that doesn't get the respect it deserves to a powerful forum for collaborative discovery.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba107-backlog-refinement-from-misunderstanding-to-collaborative-discovery/">MBA107: Backlog Refinement – From Misunderstanding to Collaborative Discovery</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 17, 2017
MBA106: Rapid Requirements Gathering
36:11
<p>Scott Killen shares an approach for quickly eliciting a majority of project requirements with very little prep work.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba106-rapid-requirements-gathering/">MBA106: Rapid Requirements Gathering</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 10, 2017
MBA105: The Best Advice I Ever Received
14:37
<p>Thought leaders in Business Analysis share the best advice they ever received.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba105-the-best-advice-i-ever-received/">MBA105: The Best Advice I Ever Received</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 03, 2017
MBA104: Predictions for 2017
12:30
<p>What does the future hold for Business Analysis? Here are my predictions for 2017.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/2017_predictions/">MBA104: Predictions for 2017</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Dec 27, 2016
MBA103: How Mr. Finch Stole the Project
8:01
<p>Hear the holiday tale of Mr. Finch as he tries to sabotage the project, read in the style of the popular children's author, Dr. Seuss.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba103-how-mr-finch-stole-the-project/">MBA103: How Mr. Finch Stole the Project</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Dec 20, 2016
MBA102: Product Management – Build the Right Thing
26:13
<p>Rich Mironov helps us to better understand the Product Manager role and what we can do to make sure we build a solution that drives success for our organization.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba102-product-management-build-the-right-thing/">MBA102: Product Management – Build the Right Thing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Dec 13, 2016
MBA101: Split Your Stories!
23:45
<p>Chris Sims shares four techniques to split your user stories to make them smaller, more manageable, and to help draw out details.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba101-split-your-stories/">MBA101: Split Your Stories!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Dec 06, 2016
MBA100: My Biggest Mistake
21:44
<p>Eight business analysis leaders share personal stories of their biggest mistakes and what they learned along the way so you don't make the same mistakes.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba100-my-biggest-mistake/">MBA100: My Biggest Mistake</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Nov 29, 2016
MBA099: Assumptions Mapping
30:45
<p>David Bland shares an exercise from LeanUX for gaining clarity in times of uncertainty and developing a deep understanding of customer needs.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba099-assumptions-mapping/">MBA099: Assumptions Mapping</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Nov 22, 2016
MBA098: The Art and Science of Influence
24:36
<p>David Mantica talks to us about influence and how to successfully navigate any organization to move projects to execution. He also shares several approaches and techniques to improve your ability to influence.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba098-the-art-and-science-of-influence/">MBA098: The Art and Science of Influence</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Nov 15, 2016
MBA097: Partnership Between the PM and BA
22:45
<p>Author and consultant Cheryl Lee helps us to improve the collaboration and partnership between Business Analysts and Project Managers.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba097-partnership-between-the-pm-and-ba/">MBA097: Partnership Between the PM and BA</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Nov 08, 2016
MBA096: The Standard for Business Analysis
21:32
<p>David Bieg, Business Analysis & Requirements Program Manager for the PMI, tells us about PMI's development of a foundational standard in Business Analysis.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba096-standard-business-analysis/">MBA096: The Standard for Business Analysis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Nov 01, 2016
MBA095: Lean Change Management
28:06
<p>Author and international speaker Jason Little helps us to understand how to use Lean Change Management to create change that sticks.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba095-lean-change-management/">MBA095: Lean Change Management</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Oct 25, 2016
MBA094: Perspectives in Business Analysis
23:51
<p>Peter Leftrov helps us to understand how the BA Perspectives can help you choose which techniques and tasks are applicable to your specific project.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba094-perspectives-business-analysis/">MBA094: Perspectives in Business Analysis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Oct 18, 2016
MBA093: Beyond Project Risk
28:35
<p>Look beyond typical in-project risks and adopt a systems thinking approach by identifying organizational risks that may come up as a result of your project.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba093-beyond-project-risk/">MBA093: Beyond Project Risk</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Oct 11, 2016
MBA092: Reducing the Risk of Missing Non-Functional Requirements
33:41
<p>Roxanne Miller shares six ways to help reduce the risk of missing non-functional requirements (NFRs).</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba092-reducing-risk-missing-non-functional-requirements/">MBA092: Reducing the Risk of Missing Non-Functional Requirements</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Oct 04, 2016
MBA091: Going from Order Taker to Trusted Advisor
23:20
<p>Elizabeth Larson helps us along the path going from order taker to trusted advisor and helps us to avoid some of the common pitfalls.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba091-going-from-order-taker-to-trusted-advisor/">MBA091: Going from Order Taker to Trusted Advisor</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Sep 27, 2016
MBA090: BABOK 3.0 with Richard Larson
23:10
<p>Richard Larson helps us to understand what's changed in version 3 of the BABOK Guide and how it can help you and your career.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba090-babok-3-0-richard-larson/">MBA090: BABOK 3.0 with Richard Larson</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Sep 20, 2016
MBA089: Agile Manifesto – What it Means to Business Analysts
12:45
<p>What do the principles behind the Agile Manifesto mean in the context of Business Analysis? Same skills as traditional approaches, but applied differently.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba089-agile-manifesto-what-it-means-to-business-analysts/">MBA089: Agile Manifesto – What it Means to Business Analysts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Sep 13, 2016
MBA088: Effective Requirements Workshops
29:34
<p>Lora McCoy shares her five step process for running effective and engaging requirements workshops and discovering requirements quickly.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba088-effective-requirements-workshops/">MBA088: Effective Requirements Workshops</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Sep 06, 2016
MBA087: Replaced by a Robot – Interview with Kupe Kupersmith
29:24
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Aug 30, 2016
MBA086: DocOps – Keep Your Documentation Agile
25:27
<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba086-docops-keep-your-documentation-agile/">MBA086: DocOps – Keep Your Documentation Agile</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 23, 2016
MBA085: From Models to Stories
25:38
<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba085-from-models-to-stories/">MBA085: From Models to Stories</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 16, 2016
MBA084: Agile Modeling with Scott Ambler
29:49
<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba084-agile-modeling-with-scott-ambler/">MBA084: Agile Modeling with Scott Ambler</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 09, 2016
MBA083: The BA Core Concept Model
40:52
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Aug 02, 2016
MBA082: Addressing Bottlenecks with Theory of Constraints
10:26
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Jul 26, 2016
MBA081: User Story Mapping with David Hussman
36:35
<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba081-user-story-mapping-david-hussman/">MBA081: User Story Mapping with David Hussman</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jul 19, 2016
MBA080: Think Like a Freak
23:58
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Jul 12, 2016
MBA079: Effective Collaboration
26:28
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Jul 05, 2016
MBA078: Design Sprints
29:59
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Jun 28, 2016
MBA077: Preparing for the Future of Business Analysis
31:35
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Jun 21, 2016
MBA076: Product Strategy
29:57
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Jun 14, 2016
MBA075: Slices of Big Truths
31:31
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Jun 07, 2016
MBA074: Lean Business Analysis
29:02
<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba074-lean-business-analysis/">MBA074: Lean Business Analysis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 31, 2016
MBA073: Agile Requirements – What’s Different
26:44
<p>What's different about requirements in an agile environment vs. requirements in waterfall? Success with agile requirements requires a shift in mindset from big design upfront to continuous small, valuable pieces as well as an understanding of when to dive into the details and when to keep the information at a high level.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba073-agile-requirements-whats-different/">MBA073: Agile Requirements – What’s Different</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 24, 2016
MBA072: Improve Your Facilitation
28:12
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May 17, 2016
MBA071: The Essence of Business Analysis
28:09
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May 10, 2016
MBA070: Better BA and PM Collaboration
31:53
<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba070-better-ba-pm-collaboration/">MBA070: Better BA and PM Collaboration</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 03, 2016
MBA069: Business Rules – What You Need to Know
33:47
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Apr 26, 2016
MBA068: Realities of Being a Product Owner
35:18
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Apr 19, 2016
MBA067: All About the PMI-PBA Certification
25:36
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Apr 12, 2016
MBA066: Starting a BA Community of Practice
25:55
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Apr 05, 2016
MBA065: The Value of Business Analysis
23:31
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Mar 29, 2016
MBA064: Transitioning to a Product Owner Role
26:05
<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba064-transitioning-product-owner-role/">MBA064: Transitioning to a Product Owner Role</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 22, 2016
MBA063: Starting a Career in Business Analysis
26:48
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Mar 15, 2016
MBA062: Peer Reviews for Better Requirements
15:51
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Mar 08, 2016
MBA061: Overcoming Roadblocks to Success on Complex Projects
23:40
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Mar 01, 2016
MBA060: Business Architecture and Business Analysis
27:10
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Feb 23, 2016
MBA059: Problem Solving for Business Analysts
30:52
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Feb 16, 2016
MBA058: Reusable Discovery Testing
22:43
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Feb 09, 2016
MBA057: The 6 Stakeholders You’ll Meet in Project Hell
38:50
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Feb 02, 2016
MBA056: Design Thinking for Better Business Analysis
41:02
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Jan 26, 2016
MBA055: The Agile BA – Interview with Ryland Leyton
31:36
<p>Ryland Leyton, author of The Agile Business Analyst: Moving from Waterfall to Agile, joins us to talk about what it means to be an agile business analyst and how to be successful in an agile environment.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba055-the-agile-ba-interview-with-ryland-leyton/">MBA055: The Agile BA – Interview with Ryland Leyton</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 19, 2016
MBA054: Strategy and its Role in Business Analysis
31:06
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Jan 12, 2016
MBA053: Use Cases and Beyond – with Ivar Jacobson
34:12
<p>The father of Use Cases, Dr. Ivar Jacobson, joins us to discuss how he came up with the idea for Use Cases, how to use them in an agile environment, and what lies beyond Use Cases.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba053-use-cases-and-beyond/">MBA053: Use Cases and Beyond – with Ivar Jacobson</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 05, 2016
MBA052: Portfolio Management & The Agile Extension
26:52
<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba052-portfolio-management-the-agile-extension/">MBA052: Portfolio Management & The Agile Extension</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Dec 29, 2015
MBA051: A Visit From the Business Analyst
4:36
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Dec 22, 2015
MBA050: The T-Shaped Business Analyst
31:02
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Dec 15, 2015
MBA049: The First Line of Defense Against a Security Breach
21:45
<p>Hans Eckman helps us to understand how the Business Analyst is perfectly suited to be the first line of defense in preventing security breaches. Hans also shares some approaches and advice for handling security related requirements.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba049-the-first-line-of-defense-against-a-security-breach/">MBA049: The First Line of Defense Against a Security Breach</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Dec 08, 2015
MBA048: Finding the Minimum Viable Product
21:58
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Dec 01, 2015
MBA047: The DNA of a Great Agile Business Analyst
14:03
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Nov 24, 2015
MBA046: The Product Owner / Business Analyst Relationship
29:16
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Nov 17, 2015
MBA045: The Agile BA – Myths and Misconceptions
26:33
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Nov 10, 2015
MBA044: Business Process Automation
23:44
<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba044-business-process-automation/">MBA044: Business Process Automation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Nov 03, 2015
MBA043: Abuser Stories – Think Like a Bad Guy
27:30
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Oct 27, 2015
MBA042: Stop Using User Stories – Interview with Jim Benson
27:19
<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba042-stop-using-user-stories-interview-with-jim-benson/">MBA042: Stop Using User Stories – Interview with Jim Benson</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Oct 20, 2015
MBA041: What’s the Second Best User Story?
28:24
<p>James Robertson helps us decompose user stories into smaller, more manageable pieces and look critically at stories so that they don't specify a solution.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/whats-the-second-best-user-story/">MBA041: What’s the Second Best User Story?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Oct 13, 2015
MBA040: User Stories – Are You Ready?
40:06
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Oct 06, 2015
MBA039: The Big Deal with Big Data
24:44
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Sep 29, 2015
MBA038: Use Cases, CX, and UX: Putting it all together
31:06
<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/use-cases-cx-and-ux-putting-it-all-together/">MBA038: Use Cases, CX, and UX: Putting it all together</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Sep 22, 2015
MBA037: The Key to Better Collaboration
28:04
<p>Jim Tamm shares some essential skills for effective collaboration and practical tools designed to help you manage your own defensiveness, build trust, reduce conflict and create a more collaborative working environment.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-37-the-key-to-better-collaboration/">MBA037: The Key to Better Collaboration</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Sep 15, 2015
MBA036: Psychology of Leadership – Interview with Cillín Hearns
23:21
<p>Leadership and performance coach Cillín Hearns helps us explore what it means to be a leader and will show you how to advance your leadership skills regardless of your current role or level.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-36-psychology-of-leadership-interview-with-cillin-hearns/">MBA036: Psychology of Leadership – Interview with Cillín Hearns</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Sep 08, 2015
MBA035: Active Listening – The Most Important Skill
23:57
<p>What is the single most important skill needed by every business analyst, product owner, and project manager? It's a skill that allows you to build trust and ensure an accurate, shared understanding. That skill is active listening.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-35-active-listening-the-most-important-skill/">MBA035: Active Listening – The Most Important Skill</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Sep 01, 2015
MBA034: Use Case 2.0 – Interview with Ian Spence
29:35
<p>In this episode, author Ian Spence introduces us to a different way to utilize Use Cases in agile environments – Use Cases 2.0. After listening to this episode, you will understand: The advantages of using use cases How to use cases can be used in an agile environment Why and how to create thin slices of use cases Show Notes   […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-34-use-case-2-0-interview-with-ian-spence/">MBA034: Use Case 2.0 – Interview with Ian Spence</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 25, 2015
MBA033: Landing and Succeeding in Your First BA Role – Interview with Alex Papworth
27:28
<p>In this episode, consultant and blogger Alex Papworth shares his advice for starting a career as a Business Analyst – how to get and succeed in your first role as a BA.   After listening to this episode, you will know: How to find opportunities to advance your BA skills and experience How to target your job search […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-33-landing-and-succeeding-in-your-first-ba-role-interview-with-alex-papworth/">MBA033: Landing and Succeeding in Your First BA Role – Interview with Alex Papworth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 18, 2015
MBA032: Systems Thinking – Interview with Paula Bell
29:42
<p>In this episode, consultant and author Paula Bell shares her approach to Systems Thinking – a holistic analysis approach to understanding how the parts of an organizational system interrelate. After listening to this episode, you will understand: What Systems Think is and why it’s important How to begin How you can better understand your customers and build […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-32-systems-thinking-interview-with-paula-bell/">MBA032: Systems Thinking – Interview with Paula Bell</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 11, 2015
MBA031: UX – Are you Experienced? Interview with Neil Turner
26:30
<p>In this episode, User Experience designer and researcher Neil Turner will share his thoughts on how and when to interact with UX professionals in your company as well as give you some practical tips and tools you can use to create a better experience for your customers. After listening to this episode, you will understand: What […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-31-ux-are-you-experienced-interview-with-neil-turner/">MBA031: UX – Are you Experienced? Interview with Neil Turner</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Aug 04, 2015
MBA030: Myths and Patterns of Organizational Change – Interview with Linda Rising
34:44
<p>In this episode, author, speaker, and consultant Linda Rising helps us to better understand resistance to change and some of the myths and patterns associated with leading organizational change. After listening to this episode, you will understand: The myths of organizational change that lead us down the wrong path Why simply stating facts doesn’t persuade people How […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-30-myths-and-patterns-of-organizational-change-interview-with-linda-rising/">MBA030: Myths and Patterns of Organizational Change – Interview with Linda Rising</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jul 28, 2015
MBA029: Business Process Improvement – Keep it Simple – Interview with Brian Hunt
31:56
<p>In this episode, Business Process Consultant Brian Hunt shares with us his approach to starting a business process improvement initiative and some simple tools you can use to get started. After listening to this episode, you will understand: How to start a business improvement initiative The right people to talk to to discover improvement opportunities Simple […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-29-business-process-improvement-keep-it-simple-interview-with-brian-hunt/">MBA029: Business Process Improvement – Keep it Simple – Interview with Brian Hunt</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jul 21, 2015
MBA028: Talking Techie and Presenting Complex Ideas with Melissa Marshall
37:52
<p>In this episode, Melissa Marshall will help us to understand how to bridge the gap between technical terms and business terms and present information in a meaningful way.   After listening to this episode, you will understand: Why it’s critical to be able to communicate complex information to a general audience How to use an audience […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-28-talking-techie-and-presenting-complex-ideas-with-melissa-marshall/">MBA028: Talking Techie and Presenting Complex Ideas with Melissa Marshall</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jul 14, 2015
MBA027: Elicit User Requirements with Legos – Interview with Ellen Grove
27:17
<p>In this episode, Ellen Grove speaks with us about how to use Legos (the building blocks for kids) to elicit user requirements. This requirements elicitation technique quickly surfaces areas where there is not a shared understanding and identifies gaps missed by other approaches.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-27-elicit-user-requirements-with-legos-interview-with-ellen-grove/">MBA027: Elicit User Requirements with Legos – Interview with Ellen Grove</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jul 07, 2015
MBA026: Guarding Against Scope Creep
13:27
<p>Scope creep isn’t just the nickname of that weird guy with chronic bad breath down the hall. It also refers to uncontrolled changes or the continuous growth in a project’s scope. Often, this addition to scope comes without corresponding changes to the budget, resources, and schedule. Scope creep is also known as requirements creep and can occur when the project scope is poorly defined and as a result, requirements are added that do not align with the objective of the project.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-026-guarding-against-scope-creep/">MBA026: Guarding Against Scope Creep</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jun 30, 2015
MBA025: Don’t Just Make Software, Make an Impact – Interview with Gojko Adzic
35:17
<p>In this episode, Gojko Adzic speaks with us about how to deliver solutions that the business truly needs to achieve their goals and avoid creating shelfware.  He’ll also introduce us to a tool that he uses called Impact Mapping.   After listening to this episode, you will understand: How to focus on creating an impact for your […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-025-dont-just-make-software-make-an-impact-interview-with-gojko-adzic/">MBA025: Don’t Just Make Software, Make an Impact – Interview with Gojko Adzic</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jun 23, 2015
MBA024: Lead with the Power of a Jedi – Interview with Heather Mylan-Mains
23:07
<p>In this episode, we’re joined by Heather Mylan-Mains.  Heather is going to share with us how to motivate and inspire as a leader based on her presentation entitled “BA Jedi Master Leadership Academy – Learn How to Lead with the BA Force”.   After listening to this episode, you will understand: How Business Analysts can lead […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-024-lead-with-the-power-of-a-jedi-interview-with-heather-mylan-mains/">MBA024: Lead with the Power of a Jedi – Interview with Heather Mylan-Mains</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jun 16, 2015
MBA023: Using Behavior Driven Development for Better User Stories – Interview with Jeffrey Davidson
28:23
<p>In this episode, we’re joined by Jeffrey Davidson.  Jeffrey will help us to better understand how to get better at user stories and how behavior driven development (BDD) helps create a shared understanding.  We also discuss how to create the nirvana state of living requirements.   Jeffrey Davidson is the past president of the IIBA Dallas […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-023-using-behavior-driven-development-for-better-user-stories-interview-with-jeffrey-davidson/">MBA023: Using Behavior Driven Development for Better User Stories – Interview with Jeffrey Davidson</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jun 09, 2015
MBA022: How to Know Where to Focus Your Efforts – Interview with Chris Matts
25:11
<p>In this episode, we’re joined by Chris Matts.  Chris will introduce us to the Cynefin framework and how he uses it to understand where to focus business analysis activities and where the focus should be more product management driven.  Chris also discusses Real Options, which is a decision-making process for managing uncertainty and risk that he developed. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-022-how-to-know-where-to-focus-your-efforts-interview-with-chris-matts/">MBA022: How to Know Where to Focus Your Efforts – Interview with Chris Matts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jun 02, 2015
MBA021: Is the Business Analyst Role Just Overhead? Interview with John Sextro
30:35
<p>“Let’s get rid of Business Analysts and ScrumMasters.”  In this episode, we’re joined by John Sextro.  John recently gave a provocative lightening talk at a conference about removing Business Analysts and ScrumMasters from agile teams.  We’ll discuss what this would mean for the BA role. John Sextro has been in the software industry for 21 years and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-021-is-the-business-analyst-role-just-overhead-interview-with-john-sextro/">MBA021: Is the Business Analyst Role Just Overhead? Interview with John Sextro</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 26, 2015
MBA020: The Value of Certifications – Interview with David Mantica
30:59
<p>In this episode, David Mantica, President of ASPE-SDLC, shares his views on the value of professional certifications – both to the individual and to the organization. David Mantica is president of the American Society of Professional Education Inc. (ASPE-SDLC) and has two decades of experience as a business leader in the training industry.  David has participated […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-020-the-value-of-certifications-interview-with-david-mantica/">MBA020: The Value of Certifications – Interview with David Mantica</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 19, 2015
MBA019: Why Start with Why? Interview with Stephen Shedletzky
23:04
<p>In this episode, leadership speaker and Start With Why facilitator Stephen Shedletzky helps us understand how to apply the Start With Why concept to our role to help our organizations work on the right things and deliver value to customers.  He’ll also share his thoughts on how to inspire others to take action. After listening […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-019-why-start-with-why-interview-with-stephen-shedletzky/">MBA019: Why Start with Why? Interview with Stephen Shedletzky</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 12, 2015
MBA018: Step Up to Leadership with the Five-Rule Framework – Interview with Scott Stribrny
23:38
<p>What makes a great leader? In this episode, Scott Stribrny begins to answer this question by presenting a business analyst relevant five-rule framework to apply in real life.  Scott will discuss principles that guide effective leaders and will explore the short-term orientation of leadership with examples for day-to-day action as well as the long-term orientation […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-018-step-up-to-leadership-with-the-five-rule-framework-interview-with-scott-stribrny/">MBA018: Step Up to Leadership with the Five-Rule Framework – Interview with Scott Stribrny</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
May 05, 2015
MBA017: Does Your Communications Engine Need a Tune-Up? Interview with David Barrett
27:13
<p>In this episode, David Barrett speaks with us about what I feel is the most important skill for a Business analyst . . . communication.  David is the National Program Director for the Centers of Excellence in Project Management and Business Analysis at the Schulich School of Business and is one of the founders of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-017-does-your-communications-engine-need-a-tune-up-interview-with-david-barrett/">MBA017: Does Your Communications Engine Need a Tune-Up? Interview with David Barrett</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 28, 2015
MBA016: User Story Mapping with Jeff Patton
35:42
<p>In this episode consultant, author, and agile thought leader Jeff Patton shows us how to use Story Maps to create a shared understanding of a feature and create thin slices that relate to the minimum viable product and additional releases.  Jeff also shares his thoughts on the proper way to use User Stories and how to avoid […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-016-user-story-mapping-with-jeff-patton/">MBA016: User Story Mapping with Jeff Patton</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 21, 2015
MBA015: Promise Theory for Team Cooperation – Interview with Mark Burgess
23:20
<p>In this episode, Dr. Mark Burgess, creator of CFEngine,  explains how he uses concepts from physics to explain how complex systems work.  He uses his Promise Theory to not only develop better computer systems, but also to give us a better framework for individual and team interactions. After listening to this episode, you will understand: How we can use […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-015-promise-theory-for-team-cooperation-interview-with-mark-burgess/">MBA015: Promise Theory for Team Cooperation – Interview with Mark Burgess</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 14, 2015
MBA014: The Future of Business Analysis – Interview with David Mantica
30:58
<p>In this episode, David Mantica, President of ASPE, shares his views on the future of the business analyst role and how we can open up new opportunities for career growth and drive valuable change in our organizations. After listening to this episode, you will understand: How different organizations are structured to manage business analysis activities The […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-014-the-future-of-business-analysis-interview-with-david-mantica/">MBA014: The Future of Business Analysis – Interview with David Mantica</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Apr 07, 2015
MBA013: Trust is the New Workplace Currency – Interview with Nan Russell
24:21
<p>In this episode, Nan Russell shares with us how to build trust and the effect increased trust (or the lack of trust) can have on your team and the organization.  She’ll also help us to understand how the little things we do can hurt the bigger things we want to do and how to use […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-013-trust-is-the-new-workplace-currency-interview-with-nan-russell/">MBA013: Trust is the New Workplace Currency – Interview with Nan Russell</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 31, 2015
MBA012: Beyond Requirements – Interview with Kent McDonald
27:25
<p>In this episode, Kent McDonald shares his thoughts on requirements analysis in an agile environment and will give you tips on how to make your agile projects more successful. After listening to this episode, you will understand: The role of the agile analyst and how it differs from analysis on traditional projects The mindset and underlying […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-012-beyond-requirements-interview-with-kent-mcdonald/">MBA012: Beyond Requirements – Interview with Kent McDonald</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 24, 2015
MBA011: Make Your Waterfall Projects More Agile
13:44
<p>In this episode, we discuss practices from agile that you can implement in your traditional (waterfall) projects that will allow you to reduce risk, adapt to change, and accelerate project delivery. In this episode, you will understand: How to use some of the values, principles, and practices of agile to adapt to change and speed up […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-011-make-your-waterfall-projects-more-agile/">MBA011: Make Your Waterfall Projects More Agile</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 17, 2015
MBA010: Make Virtual Meetings More Effective – Interview with Angela Wick
27:37
<p>In this episode, we’re joined by Angela Wick of BA-Squared.  Angela shares her tips and techniques for making virtual meetings more effective.  You’ll learn the signs that people are multitasking and  understand how to use virtual collaboration tools to keep people engaged and run a successful virtual meeting. In this episode, Angela shares with us: The […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/mba-010-make-virtual-meetings-more-effective-interview-with-angela-wick/">MBA010: Make Virtual Meetings More Effective – Interview with Angela Wick</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 10, 2015
MBA009: Exploring the 7 Product Dimensions for Better Requirements Discovery – Interview with Mary Gorman
28:43
<p>In this episode, we’re joined by Mary Gorman, co-author of Discover to Deliver.  Mary will take us on a deep dive into a holistic framework to discover product requirements, the 7 Product Dimensions.  She will also share with us models to use as you move through the 7 Product Dimensions that will allow you to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-9-exploring-the-7-product-dimensions-for-better-requirements-discovery-interview-with-mary-gorman/">MBA009: Exploring the 7 Product Dimensions for Better Requirements Discovery – Interview with Mary Gorman</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Mar 01, 2015
MBA008: How to Discover Product Requirements – Interview with Ellen Gottesdiener
44:09
<p>In this episode, Ellen Gottesdiener shares an effective approach to discovering product requirements. You will understand how to break out of being an order taker and become a product co-creator. Ellen’s holistic approach to requirements discovery includes a mindset shift that needs to take place to recast stakeholders as product partners, how to get everyone […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-008-how-to-discover-product-requirements-interview-with-ellen-gottesdiener/">MBA008: How to Discover Product Requirements – Interview with Ellen Gottesdiener</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 24, 2015
MBA007: How to be a Badass Business Analyst – Interview with Bob Prentiss
27:13
<p>Want to be the go-to person on projects, in high demand and highly regarded?  In this episode, you’ll discover how to do exactly that.  Bob Prentiss is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Bob the BA, Inc.  He’s a trainer, mentor, consultant, major nerd, and all around badass Business Analyst.  Become a badass BA and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-007-how-to-be-a-badass-business-analyst-interview-with-bob-prentiss/">MBA007: How to be a Badass Business Analyst – Interview with Bob Prentiss</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 17, 2015
MBA006: The Business Analyst Career Path – Interview with David DeWitt
31:13
<p>Where do I go from here and what are the career opportunities for a Business Analyst?  David DeWitt, President of the Chicagoland chapter of the IIBA and IT Leadership Practice Director at NueVista Group, discusses the Business Analyst career path.     In this episode, David shares with us: Career opportunities for a new Business […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-006-the-business-analyst-career-path-interview-with-david-dewitt/">MBA006: The Business Analyst Career Path – Interview with David DeWitt</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 10, 2015
MBA005: Interview with Len Lagestee – How can a BA deliver value to an Agile Team?
26:15
<p>Today, author and agile coach Len Lagestee helps us to discover how a Business Analyst can bring value to an agile team.  Len also discusses where a BA fits on an agile team and how to become a catalyst for positive change.   In this episode, Len shares with us: What a Business Analyst can […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-005-interview-with-len-lagestee-how-can-a-ba-deliver-value-to-an-agile-team/">MBA005: Interview with Len Lagestee – How can a BA deliver value to an Agile Team?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Feb 03, 2015
MBA004: Defeat the Meeting Super Villians
20:10
<p>In this episode, you’ll discover the super villains that destroy meeting efficiency and learn how to defeat them.  We’ll share with you the tools you can use to hold effective meetings and deliver project results. Check the bottom of this post to get your free guide to master your meetings. During this episode, you will find […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-004-defeat-the-meeting-super-villians/">MBA004: Defeat the Meeting Super Villians</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 27, 2015
MBA003: How can introverts work well on agile teams – Interview with Ken Howard
33:16
<p>In this episode, consultant and author Ken Howard shares with us how to discover the right method to work with and communicate requirements to project team members.  He also dispels some myths about introverts and helps us to understand how introverts can benefit agile teams. In this episode, Ken shares with us: A method for […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-003-interview-with-ken-howard-the-agile-business-analyst-and-the-agile-introvert/">MBA003: How can introverts work well on agile teams – Interview with Ken Howard</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 27, 2015
MBA002: How to Elicit Non-Functional Requirements – Interview with Roxanne Miller
38:02
<p>Today’s episode is an interview with Roxanne Miller, consultant, speaker, and author.  Roxanne shares with us a framework for holding effective stakeholder elicitation meetings and everything you ever wanted to know about non-functional requirements. In this episode, you’ll find out: How to hold effective stakeholder meetings How non-functional requirements differ from functional requirements The impact […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-002-interview-with-roxanne-miller-stakeholder-interviews-and-the-importance-of-non-functional-requirements/">MBA002: How to Elicit Non-Functional Requirements – Interview with Roxanne Miller</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 25, 2015
MBA001: Introduction to the Mastering Business Analysis Podcast
7:20
<p>Today’s episode is a quick introduction to the podcast.  I will share with you what this podcast is all about and why I created it.   Have a question about Business Analysis or a suggestion for an upcoming episode?  Leave me a voice mail using the widget at the side of the screen or send […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/episode-001-introduction-to-the-mastering-business-analysis-podcast/">MBA001: Introduction to the Mastering Business Analysis Podcast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://masteringbusinessanalysis.com">Mastering Business Analysis</a>.</p>
Jan 25, 2015