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John Weathington

Five Key Strategies for Losing Wait

A Resolution for Business Analysts While many people have resolved this year to lose weight, I encourage you to lose wait! Downtime--waiting for instructions, feedback, and database results--is not good for a business analyst. When an end user takes...
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John Weathington

How to Rock Using BPMN

Why BPMN? As you know, a requirements document us not just about new functionality. I'm sure you're familiar with non-functional requirements like performance and usability; however, there's another key section in any good requirements...
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John Weathington

Seven gems that are hidden in your notes

A Note About Notes As a business analyst, I'm sure you spend a lot of time in meetings, and I'm sure you take a lot of notes. But are you getting the most out of your notes? That depends on what you do with them after the meeting. We all...
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John Weathington

User Acceptance is Job One

How do you think companies feel about returned merchandise or a cancellation? I worked with PayPal for a period of time to help them decrease churn (their equivalent of a service cancellation). Trust me, it's not something they want to get out...
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John Weathington

Collecting Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned You may have heard Einstein's definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I'm constantly surprised at how often companies don't take the time to carry lessons forward...
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