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November 17, 2017

14 Financial Analysis Approaches the Business Analysis Professional Should Know

It is not often that I write about numbers. Why, because some professionals find it boring and want to nod off at the mention of numbers, while others simply say, well my numbers are giving to me by someone else.

Here’s the thing, you may not create the numbers, but you need to know how to read them and understand what they mean. 

Recently I have been working on three separate strategic business analysis projects. We are following standard business analysis best practices. That is to say, current state, future state, risk analysis and communications as outlined in the BABOK. As part of these initiatives, we have had to gather the numbers, which essentially [...]

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November 16, 2017

Finding Agile Testers: Dos and Don'ts

Paul Carvalho – November 16, 2017

Paul Carvalho is dedicated to helping development teams deliver high levels of quality with confidence. He inspires collaborative, agile, test-infected teams with a holistic approach to quality. Paul launched the company, Quality Driven Inc, to bring his quality development experience and knowledge to individuals and organizations through consulting, training, coaching, writing and speaking internationally. Paul is passionate about understanding human ecosystems for delivering great products that satisfy and delight customers, which he finds to be a natural fit with the agile community. Connect with him through Quality-Driven.com and [...]

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November 16, 2017

The Case for Integrating Information Security Management into PMBOK® Guide

Nilanjan Kar, PMP – November 16, 2017

AbstractIn a world that is increasingly facing cybersecurity issues and planning to be a step ahead, it makes sense to incorporate information security as a gate for every change to be undertaken in an organization. This paper presents the case for introducing information security (along with a proposed Security Review Board to stimulate the thought process) as part of project management processes. It will also discuss how PMI’s widely adopted A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) framework can take a lead by incorporating information security into its Knowledge Areas and processes, along with a [...]

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November 16, 2017

The Case for Integrating Information Security Management into the PMBOK® Guide

Nilanjan Kar, PMP – November 16, 2017

AbstractIn a world that is increasingly facing cybersecurity issues and planning to be a step ahead, it makes sense to incorporate information security as a gate for every change to be undertaken in an organization. This paper presents the case for introducing information security (along with a proposed Security Review Board to stimulate the thought process) as part of project management processes. It will also discuss how PMI’s widely adopted A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) framework can take a lead by incorporating information security into its Knowledge Areas and processes, along with a [...]

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