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Are you a practicing business analyst looking to take your craft to the next level? Or aspiring to advance you business analysis career? Do you want to learn how to be more productive as a BA? This podcast will help you take your business analysis skills one notch higher, through various series of episodes. BA Interviews: where you will listen to business analysis professionals from around the world that share their thoughts and insights on how to be a better BA. They share tips on how to over challenges, career advancement tips, and productivity enhancing pointers. We also discuss their favorite area from the BABOK®; a few interviewees are also Certified Business Analysis Professionals (CBAP®). Author Cast: Interview with authors focusing on business analysis book reviews, walkthroughs and discussions.

Are you a practicing business analyst looking to take your craft to the next level? Or aspiring to advance you business analysis career? Do you want to learn how to be more productive as a BA? This podcast will help you take your business analysis skills one notch higher, through various series of episodes. BA Interviews: where you will listen to business analysis professionals from around the world that share their thoughts and insights on how to be a better BA. They share tips on how to over challenges, career advancement tips, and productivity enhancing pointers. We also discuss their favorite area from the BABOK®; a few interviewees are also Certified Business Analysis Professionals (CBAP®). Author Cast: Interview with authors focusing on business analysis book reviews, walkthroughs and discussions.
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Are you a practicing business analyst looking to take your craft to the next level? Or aspiring to advance you business analysis career? Do you want to learn how to be more productive as a BA? This podcast will help you take your business analysis skills one notch higher, through various series of episodes. BA Interviews: where you will listen to business analysis professionals from around the world that share their thoughts and insights on how to be a better BA. They share tips on how to over challenges, career advancement tips, and productivity enhancing pointers. We also discuss their favorite area from the BABOK®; a few interviewees are also Certified Business Analysis Professionals (CBAP®). Author Cast: Interview with authors focusing on business analysis book reviews, walkthroughs and discussions.

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Episodes

TBAC050 – Number 1 Reason Why Business Analysts Fail

5/13/2016
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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...

Duration:00:51:32

TBAC047 – Everything You Need to Know About PMI-PBA with Dave Bieg

3/13/2016
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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 projects. He provided a great overview of how...

Duration:00:47:00

TBAC 046 | BA Interviews – Alaeddin Hallak – “Stretch Your Comfort Zone”

2/28/2015
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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 that part of the...

Duration:00:44:35

TBAC 045 | Author Cast : How to Perform Better Business Analysis Using the BABOK

8/5/2014
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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...

Duration:00:35:27

TBAC 044 | BOK Talk – Enterprise Analysis Perspectives that Will Change Your Perspective

6/20/2014
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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...

Duration:00:41:45

TBAC 043 | CBAP Success Cast – How Getting Certified Will Help You Advance as a Practitioner

5/19/2014
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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 certification journey and how...

Duration:00:35:31

TBAC 042 | Author Cast : How to Succeed at Analyzing Non-Functional Requirements w/ Roxanne Miller

4/21/2014
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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 that you are solving the right business need. Stakeholder requirements ensure that the...

Duration:00:39:56

TBAC041 – How to Ask All the Right Questions During Analysis

2/22/2014
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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...

Duration:00:39:49

TBAC 040 | CBAP Success Cast – How One CBAP Started an Agile Revolution in Her Organization

1/27/2014
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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 ‘CBAP-CCBA Success Cast’, a showcase of...

Duration:00:33:06

TBAC 039 | Author Cast : How to Create High Value User Stories & Agile Open Jam at BBC 2013

11/4/2013
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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 focus...

Duration:00:39:54

TBAC 038 | Author Cast : Peeking Into Software Requirements 3rd Edition

10/24/2013
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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 the second edition of the...

Duration:00:52:55

TBAC037 | Marty Clarke – BBC 2013 Keynote Preview – How to Make Good Decisions Under Pressure

9/23/2013
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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 Clarke identifies the...

Duration:00:40:19

TBAC036 – Roger Burlton – BBC 2013 Keynote Preview – Process Centric Approach to Business Capability

9/4/2013
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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 leader in...

Duration:00:41:06

TBAC 035 | BOK Talk – Requirements Management Process Demystified w/ Cheryl Lee

7/16/2013
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“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 importance of a requirements management process....

Duration:00:34:26

TBAC 034 | BOK Talk – The Perfect Requirements Packaging w/ Jonathan Babcock

5/20/2013
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“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 numerous useful insights on...

Duration:00:30:04

TBAC 033 | Community Cast – The Ultimate BA Mentoring Panel Discussion

4/16/2013
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“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...

Duration:01:04:20

TBAC 032 | Help Your Stakeholders to Get Better ‘Aha!’ Moments – Interview with David Reinhardt

1/14/2013
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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 the...

Duration:00:46:32

TBAC 031 | ‘Be Bold and Fearless to Succeed’ – BA Interview with Teresa Bennett

12/5/2012
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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.” – Rabindranath Tagore Embedded in this...

Duration:00:41:06

BAC030 | Community Cast – All About IIBA Certifications with Mike Gladstone

11/15/2012
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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 the “Why CBAP (or CCBA)” barrier,...

Duration:00:43:33

BAC029 | BOK Talk – Stakeholder Analysis in the Real World w/ Matthew Leach

10/29/2012
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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 musketeers of...

Duration:00:37:30