Emerging Role of Business Analyst

July 31, 2014Business Analyst

The Business Analyst (BA) role has undergone a face-lift in recent times with expanded horizons. We wouldn’t term it as a paradigm shift but definitely a gradual one. A Business Analyst always contributes to every phase of the project and that is the core expectation. Gone are the days when the BA focused on simply … Read More

What Is PMP?

July 1, 2014Project Management

“The PMP recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMP credential is the right choice for you.” In the world of IT, PMP is a term that is commonly thrown around. You … Read More

CSM for Dummies

June 19, 2014Certified Scrum Master

So you may be asking yourself, “What in the World is CSM?” According to ScrumAlliance itself, “Scrum is an Agile framework for completing complex projects. Scrum originally was formalized for software development projects, but it works well for any complex, innovative scope of work. The possibilities are endless. The Scrum framework is deceptively simple.” In … Read More

Agile Scrum Methodology vs. Waterfall Methodology

June 19, 2014Change Management, Project Management

“Scrum is a simple yet incredibly powerful set of principles and practices that help teams deliver products in short cycles, enabling fast feedback, continual improvement, and rapid adaptation to change. As the leading Agile development framework, Scrum has predominantly been used for software development, but it is also proving to be effective in efforts far … Read More

Success is not far from YOU! Here is a quick fix recipe:

February 28, 2014Blog, Change Management

Ingredients needed for success: 1 smile, chopped Only 1 ½ cups of knowledge infinite ounce of practice unlimited ounces positive attitude 1 pound of people skills generous amount of happiness 2 tablespoons kindness every now and then Directions: Bring a large pot of lightly salted YOU to a boil. Once there is fire in the … Read More

Why should you get PMP Certified

January 15, 2014Project Management

Project Management for IT is a highly sought after position that has quite a few openings of late. Getting into Project Management is a good idea for Business Analysts or Quality Assurance Analysts who want a leg up in the industry. But what should you do if you are already a Project Manager? How do … Read More

Different SDLC in Project Management Agile vs Waterfall

January 15, 2014Project Management

SDLC is Software Development Life Cycle. It is the process by which Information Systems or Software are developed and designed. Like every other process, SDLCs have various methods to complete the steps. One of the oldest ways to go about is the Waterfall method. The first known usage of Waterfall was in 1956 by Herbert … Read More

Who is a Business Analyst in the IT World ?

January 15, 2014Business Analyst

One would think that this post is something out of this world that requires all sort of technical knowledge and mumbo jumbo. IIBA defines Business Analysis as:  ‘Business Analysis is the practice of enabling change in an organizational context, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders.’ A BA thus need not be … Read More