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3 Things Every Business Analyst Should Know about Agile
> Planning the Analysis: Work Breakdown Structure and WBS Dictionary
> Working with Crazy Stakeholders
> What BAs can learn from the World Cup in Brazil

Webinar: Agile Best Practices
Webinar: Own the Collaboration Circle to Keep Future Projects on Track

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3 Things Every Business Analyst Should Know about Agile
by Adriana Beal, Product Manager
In the past few years, software development has been shifting more and more from traditional to agile practices. This change impacts how business analysts perform their role. Here are three key aspects of the business analysis work that are different in an agile environment.
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Planning the Analysis: Work Breakdown Structure and WBS Dictionary
by Mark Monteleone, CBAP, PMP, CSM
In order to plan the analysis phase of a project, the business analyst identifies all the analysis tasks and the associated risk, cost, time and resources. The BA then uses this information to develop a schedule for accomplishing the analysis. To assist in this planning, the BA can use a renowned project management tool: the Work Breakdown Structure.
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Business Analyst Training & Resources

Working with Crazy Stakeholders
by Don Hussey, Managing Director, Seventh Morning 
You come out of a meeting, walk straight into your colleague's office and say, “Wow, that stakeholder is cray-cray.” But the vast majority of them don't fit any clinical definition of crazy. We have to assume that our stakeholders are mostly rational. So what's the problem?
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What BAs can learn from the World Cup in Brazil
by Adriana Beal, Product Manager
The World Cup fever is in full swing, presenting an opportunity for all of us to reflect on some real-life lessons the world of football (soccer) offers to Business Analysts interested in getting better at their craft..
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