Business Analyst Podcast Episodes

The Business Analyst Coach Podcast Artwork

In this podcast, Jonathan (no stranger to the podcast and the BA community), shares numerous useful insights on communicating requirements. We dissect the BABOK section 4.5 (Communicate Requirements  Task), and apply the paint of reality to its various components.

Here is communication of requirements coming to life:

Click to continue

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The Business Analyst Coach Podcast Artwork

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 world.  In continuing with the tradition of learning from experienced and expert BA practitioners from around the globe, Alaeddin and I discuss some key aspects of advancing your career. We had recorded this interview long time ago, and were unable to publish it due to the audio file having challenges; however, we were able to successfully repair and restore the original recording. There are a lot of valuable lessons to be learnt from his experience and insights. Here is Alaeddin:

Click to continue

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The Business Analyst Coach Podcast Artwork

 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 am pleased to present a repeat guest, Jarrett Hailes, to enlighten us about how practitioners can extend their knowledge of the BABOK. We use the lens of his recently published book – Pocket Guide for Business Analysis Based on BABOK – to deep dive and understand the challenges and benefits of applying the BABOK. There are many more concepts that we delve into that can expand your horizons and help you see the BABOK in a new light.

Here is the episode:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The Business Analyst Coach Podcast Artwork

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 have to place it correctly. We discuss this and a lot more about arguably the most controversial chapter in the BABOK.

In this podcast, we deep dive into Enterprise Analysis. It was a lot of fun to discuss this topic with Steve Downer, who is very enthused about this topic. I also got an opportunity to learn a few new things from his wide spectrum of experience.

Here is enterprise analysis (and much more) coming to life from the futuristic Steve Downer:

Click to continue

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Can BABOK help your improve your business analysis practice? 

The Business Analyst Coach Podcast Artwork

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 it helped him improve his practice.
 In one of the previous BA interviews, Margaret Marco insisted that BAs should go independent after getting their CBAP, Jarett takes this notion further and elaborates on how getting certified can specifically help you. Listen to his inspiring journey of how BABOK changed his approach to analysis and helped him effectively implement business analysis best practices. 
Here is the interview:

Click to continue

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Page 1 of 1012345...10...Last »