BA Mindset Video #11: Expect Human Behaviour from Human Beings

While the business analysis profession is closely associated with information technology, first and foremost we work with people. As a business analyst, you have to work with people to help solve problems created by people - to build solutions that…

BA Mindset Video #8: Take Responsibility for Shared Understanding of Business Requirements

Even the most complete, accurate and well-structured requirements are not worth much if the BA is the only person that understands and can explain them. Building a shared understanding of business requirements is a crucial part of the BA's job.…

BA Mindset Video #7: Simplify Until Nothing Can Be Removed

What happens when we automate the existing process? We risk baking a suboptimal process into software and cementing the inefficiencies. First optimize, then automate. This video reviews a key role that business analysts play in improving and simplifying business processes.…

BA Mindset Video #5: Analysis Before Synthesis; Information Before Requirements

Requirements don't come from business - they come from business analysis. This next video episode deals with the myth of "gathering business requirements".We gather information from stakeholders, analyze it, discover, investigate, compare, research and analyze some more, and then synthesize…