Do too many BA “cooks” spoil the broth?

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I’m pleased to say that one of my recent blog articles has been published on “Techwell.com”, where I have contributed as a guest author. I’d love to hear what you think, so please take a look and add a comment on the site.

A short excerpt is shown below.

Excerpt:

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Do too many BA “cooks” spoil the broth?

“I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at the Req-Labs Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. I love attending conferences in different countries as it provides the opportunity to understand the opportunities and challenges that different business analyst (BA) communities face.

One extremely common challenge described by the attendees related to stakeholder engagement. A number of the BAs at the conference worked for companies that provide business analysis and/or software development on an outsourced basis, often to companies located in a different country. This can lead to a situation where it’s difficult to get direct and unhindered access to project stakeholders.

In fact, one attendee described a scenario where the BA role was duplicated, with one BA team in the client organisation who was feeding requirements to the BAs in her organisation. In situations like this there’s significant room for misunderstandings, duplication of effort, and conflict.

This raises an interesting question: How can a BA best operate when it doesn’t seem possible to get direct access to stakeholders and when there are multiple BAs from different organisations or different teams in the mix?….”

 

Read the rest of the article by clicking below:

http://www.techwell.com/2013/02/do-too-many-business-analyst-cooks-spoil-soup

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