On blueprints, slowing down, and choosing your future

Hello! Happy 5W-1h Sunday. Here’s your weekly dose of What? Who? Where? When? Why? How?, a curation of articles, podcasts and videos that piqued my curiosity. Enjoy! WHAT 21 things shall I line up for 2021? On so many levels, this year of 2020 has been … Read more

On hippos, commute time, and differentiating factors

Hello! Happy 5W-1h Sunday. Here’s your weekly dose of What? Who? Where? When? Why? How?, a curation of articles, podcasts and videos that piqued my curiosity. Enjoy! WHAT attributes are you selling? The IIBA endorsed business analysis training company, for example, needs to begin not … Read more

On generosity, the BABOK, and celebrating project wins

Hello! Here’s your What? Who? Where? When? Why? How? for the week. WHAT should I do during my project lulls? A lull between assignments or a dip in your weekly hours can be a chance to recalibrate. Many senior leaders jump at the chance to re-organize … Read more

On followers, reading minds and The Littlest Hobo

Hello! Here’s your What? Who? Where? When? Why? How? for the week. WHAT type of follower are you? By considering the quality of our followership skills, and prompting conversations about the type of followers that contribute to the success of organisations, we can promote participation, … Read more

On influence, being intentional, and getting stuff done

Hello! Here’s your What? Who? Where? When? Why? How? for the week. WHAT influences your stakeholder’s behaviour? Given how much more effective behavioural science is to understand and change behaviour, why do most BAs continue to rely on rational choice theories, producing a pile of … Read more

On edges, burning out, and the voice of the customer

Hello! Here’s your What? Who? Where? When? Why? How? for the week. WHAT is modified design sprint? The Modified Design Sprint (MDS) applies tools from the original Design Sprint to team brainstorming and decision making on a smaller scale. It uses timeboxing, collaborative ideation, heat … Read more

On solutioners, brown cows, and having too narrow a choice

Hello! Here’s your What? Who? Where? When? Why? How? for the week. WHAT is the difference between ‘What’ and ‘How’? It’s often said that requirements are about what and design is about how. There are two problems with this simplistic demarcation. First, this makes it sound like there’s … Read more

On users, magic maps, and the permanent state of change

Hello! Here’s your What? Who? Where? When? Why? How? for the week. WHAT matters the most to my stakeholders? The magic of the X/Y map is that it clarifies that each alternative might be an option, depending on who you seek to serve. Can you … Read more

On ERPs, stakeholder surveys, and celebrating Global BA Day

Happy Global Business Analysis Day! Here’s your What? Who? Where? When? Why? How? for the week. WHAT can I do to celebrate Global Business Analysis Day? Business Analysis Day is observed annually on November 1st. If you are a Business Analyst, or practice business analysis … Read more

On fears, angry birds, and the business of business analysis

Hello! Each year seems to steadily wind-up until September, for me. But post-conference season (though, I do admit I have one more gig to go in December) is always a time of conscious reflection. Yes, sure, the year’s not quite done yet, however, I start … Read more