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21:00:00 2019-10-23
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey, is one of the most revolutionary books I have read (and listened to). Every bit of information is a golden nugget you can't miss. Inspired by this, in our episode today we present the seven... Th...
21:00:00 2019-10-16
“The fun is always on the other side of a Yes.” – Martin De Maat In the world of improv, our golden saying is “Yes, And” – meaning to accept and build on the ideas of our scene partners. Whether on the stage or in... The post TBAC051 – S...
21:00:00 2016-05-13
As we complete the second season of the podcast, I wanted to publish something special. This is one of the episodes that I feel can make a real difference to your career. I had the unique opportunity to meet Neil in Toronto during the BA... The post TBAC0...
21:00:00 2016-04-30
As you maybe aware that BABOK V3 was launched by IIBA recently. The V3 attempts to reflect the latest developments and evolution in the profession of business analysis. In this episode of the podcast with Laura Paton, chair of the BABOK V3 team, we look ...
21:00:00 2016-03-29
As you maybe aware that BABOK V3 was launched by IIBA recently. The V3 attempts to reflect the latest developments and evolution in the profession of business analysis. I had also reached out to the community to elicit any questions that they'd like to ...
21:00:00 2016-03-14
In this podcast, I had the opportunity to speak with Dave Bieg from Project Management Institute (PMI®) regarding the role of PMI® in the realm of business analysis.  We broached the popular topic of the importance of requirements in successful proj...
21:00:00 2015-02-28
In this episode, it was my pleasure to interview Alaeddin Hallak, from Saudi Arabia. He brought forward some amazing insights into some common challenges faced by business analysts. He also presents a unique angle of how business analysis is perceived in ...
21:00:00 2014-08-05
Your work experience is a lens that can help you make sense of the BABOK. Every practitioners journey of reading the BABOK is different; however, there are common themes and patterns that one needs to pay attention to and learn from. In this AuthorCast, I...
21:00:00 2014-06-20
Why is Enterprise Analysis not the first knowledge area in the BABOK? This is one of the most frequent questions I get from students attending the CBAP-CCBA prep courses. This is one of those concepts where the light bulb needs to go off if you... The pos...
21:00:00 2014-05-19
Can BABOK help your improve your business analysis practice?  Time and again, I have witnessed (and know first hand) that having knowledge about performing certain tasks can be useful. In this episode of I present an interview with Jarett Hailes on his ...
21:00:00 2014-04-21
To Function or Non-to-Function? We all know the golden triangle of software requirements: Business Requirements -> Stakeholder Requirements -> Functional Requirements. Ensuring that the right business requirements are elicited and analyzed ensures...
21:00:00 2014-02-22
I love doing what I do. I love asking questions. I love being in the mix. ~ Larry King Asking questions, the right ones, at the right moment, is one of the core skills of a great business analyst. How can you ensure that you've... The post TBAC041 –...
21:00:00 2014-01-27
You maybe familiar with “Knowledge is power” quote by Francis Bacon, but knowledge applied to solve real world problems is even more powerful. Today, I am pleased to announce another new series of BA interviews, which we are calling ‘CBA...
21:00:00 2013-11-04
This is a continuation of the episodes as part of building business capability conference. In this episode the focus on components of a structured conversation and how to use it build high value user stories. What are some key elements that you need to fo...
21:00:00 2013-10-24
There are very few gems in the biblio-world of requirements engineering and “Software Requirements” by Karl Wiegers is one of them. If you remember I had interviewed Karl in a previous AuthorCast episode and we had a detailed discussion about ...
21:00:00 2013-09-23
This is another podcast in the BBC 2013 educational series of podcasts. In this episode we explore the topic of leadership land mines – making good decisions under pressure. Get ready for a very fun, fast, and often hilarious experience as Marty Cla...
21:00:00 2013-09-05
This is the first podcast in the BBC 2013 educational series of podcasts. In this episode we explore the topic of capability and how to use a process centric approach to build key capabilities for your organization Roger Burlton is the industry thought le...
21:00:00 2013-07-16
“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”– Alan Lakein  In this podcast, a good friend, fellow Torontonian and IIBA Toronto chapter member, Cheryl, shares numerous useful insights on the importanc...
21:00:00 2013-05-21
“Good things come in small packages”   You may have heard of that proverb. While it maybe true about life, it applies to packaging of requirements too. In this podcast, Jonathan (no stranger to the podcast and the BA community), shares numero...
21:00:00 2013-04-16
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ― Plutarch I vividly remember the first time I learnt to play barre chords (the moveable chords) on the guitar. My mentor demonstrated the value of having this in my... The post TBAC...
21:00:00 2013-01-14
Helping stakeholders to get to the “aha!” moment is a joy. If you are a business analyst and after a long and hard stint of work when you see your stakeholders overcome a problem, an organization achieve a business goal or objective, that is t...
21:00:00 2012-12-05
When I was hearing Terry speak during editing of this podcast, one of my favorite quotes from Rabindranath Tagore sprung into my mind: “Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.”           ̵...
21:00:00 2012-11-15
IIBA certifications are gaining increasing traction since the past year or so. Since providing support to the certification community is one of our key objectives, I decided to interview Michael Gladstone in this CommunityCast episode. Once you go past th...
21:00:00 2012-10-29
The Three Musketeers is a phrase which has come from a french novel – Les Trois Mousquetaires.This title was given to 3 inseparable friends who live by the motto, “One for all, and all for one”. People, process and technology are the three muske...
21:00:00 2012-09-27
When I got my copy of ‘Discover to Deliver', I opened the package like a 5-year old opens a christmas gift. It was a treat to my eyes when I held it and skimmed through it. It was unlike most analysis books that I have... The post BAC028 | Author Ca...