We're just into our second month of this Leap Year with our "once in four one day more" 29 day February and already we're up to our necks in activity, getting each Business Analyst Times online, planning for the next one and organizing a year's worth of Business Analyst Worlds.
We've managed to pull together a pretty good Business Analyst Times for the first week in February. John L. Dean continues his highly interesting and informative series, Road to the Perfect Project. This time out he takes a look at the importance of having a high quality set of senior analysts on any project. He also discusses how the PM and BA team can work effectively with the customer. Jim Swanson identifies the requirements phase as the point where business meets IT in his article, Writing Effective Project Requirements.
Our intrepid bloggers Terry Longo and Marcos Ferrer are back with their distinctive views on different aspects of our business. I'd also like to point you to our poll question from the last issue: we asked: Can the roles of Business Analyst and Project Manager be effectively combined? The results were: sometimes 45.8%; yes 32.2% and no 22.0%. Only 22% of you said categorically "no" while 78% felt they could be combined. Do you agree?
As usual, I hope you enjoy this issue and please give us some of your ideas for future issues. It's the kind of input we need to keep our site truly relevant to you, our readers.
All the best.
Adam R. Kahn