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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 World conference. When I reached out to him to do a podcast on a topic that can make a big difference to the careers of business analysts and project managers, he suggested we have a conversation around what causes us to fail. What is the number 1 reason why business analysts fail in projects. Obviously, the narrative around “failure” is about what separates good analysis from great analysis. How to be above average in what you deliver and how you do it.

Here’s Neil Whitten, with our special 50th episode.
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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 at some behind the scene “footage” of what transpired while BABOK V3 was created.  

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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 know about BABOK V3 and got an overwhelming response. You’ll see answers to some of these questions in the second half of this episode.

Kevin Brennan was with the IIBA when this episode was recorded, however, he has moved on to other opportunities and currently works for Sielevel.   Click to continue

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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 covered all the bases during your analysis when it comes to asking all the required questions? One question, might be a tipping point to truth. Have you asked that? What holds you back from asking a question or questions? Fear? Bias? Reason?

There is an art and science to asking questions though. I think the art of asking questions improves with experience and once you know the proper science behind it.

In this enlightening episode Laura Brandenburg shares with us some incredibly useful insights on how to approach asking all the questions in a project. After all, we are all truth seekers looking to uncover the final iota of it with the last question standing!  Click to continue

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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 8 specific behaviors that cripple your ability to emerge as a true leader, and the real-world strategies you can use to avoid them forever.

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