Assumptions are not evil. In fact, they are necessary innumerable times daily. We don’t have time to stress test every chair we sit in before we sit in it. We sit down and hope for the best. The problem is not assumptions in and of themselves. The problem is the expectations we build on our assumptions. […]
It’s the beginning of October, and that means it is now socially acceptable for grown-ups to let their hair down and have some fun. Around Halloween, some people’s idea of fun is to go see the scary movies that come out around this time of year. But let me tell you, I am the worst […]
In my previous post, I said I would create a matrix showing how [expanded] business analyst competencies and leadership qualities can be considered together in order to understand business analyst leadership qualities. Instead, I created a mind map in WiseMapping, a free online mind mapping tool that can also be easily downloaded. (I didn’t spend […]
In a previous post, I wrote that business analysts can be leaders if they display leadership qualities. (The qualities of a leader vary according to the source, but this slideshow by Entrepreneur Magazine is a great compilation.) If a BA is in a Product Owner role, that BA should definitely be acting a leader. The […]
According to the Three Levels of BA Leadership Model, a business analyst leader must begin by developing themselves, and then influence outward.