Laura Brandenburg

What is a Business Analyst? – The Ultimate Guide to The Business Analyst Role, Responsibilities, Job Description, and Mindset

On every successful project, you’ll find a business analyst. They may not have the business analyst job title, and they may not even be aware they are doing business analysis work, but someone is ensuring

What is a Business Analyst? – The Ultimate Guide to The Business Analyst Role, Responsibilities, Job Description, and Mindset

Business Analyst Certification Options – Introducing the Applied Certification in Business Analysis™ (ACBA)

As Bridging the Gap introduced the Applied Certification in Business Analysis™, which you can earn when you participate in The Business Analyst Blueprint® certification program, we’ve been receiving a lot of questions about the ACBA,

Business Analyst Certification Options – Introducing the Applied Certification in Business Analysis™ (ACBA)

3 Business Process Modeling Case Studies – How to Leverage Business Process Analysis to Up-Level Your Business Analyst Career

Business process modeling is used by BAs and non-BAs alike to create lasting change in organizations. It’s how we actually make our ripple effect as business analysts. Today we get specific as I’m sharing 3 examples

3 Business Process Modeling Case Studies – How to Leverage Business Process Analysis to Up-Level Your Business Analyst Career

From a Finance Career to Business Analysis: Tracy Smitheram moves from Australia to New Zealand and starts her BA career

In this interview, Tracy Smitheram shares her story of moving from a finance career to business analysis. One limiting belief that a lot of aspiring BAs get caught up in is the idea that in order to be a

From a Finance Career to Business Analysis: Tracy Smitheram moves from Australia to New Zealand and starts her BA career

Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis, Part 5: A Project That Switched to Agile in the Middle (That Was Fun!)

Welcome to part 4 of our 5-part Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis series where I’ll walk you through how I’ve handled some of my most interesting business analysis projects using the business analysis process. Part 5

Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis, Part 5: A Project That Switched to Agile in the Middle (That Was Fun!)

Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis, Part 4: Applying the Business Analysis Process to Small Initiatives

Welcome to part 4 of our 5-part Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis series where I’ll walk you through how I’ve handled some of my most interesting business analysis projects using the business analysis process. Part 4

Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis, Part 4: Applying the Business Analysis Process to Small Initiatives

Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis, Part 3: How to Survive a Project When Everything Goes Wrong

Welcome to part 3 of our 5-part Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis series where I’ll walk you through how I’ve handled some of my most interesting business analysis projects using the business analysis process. Part 3 –

Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis, Part 3: How to Survive a Project When Everything Goes Wrong

A Historical Look at the Business Analysis Profession (2009-2014)

While business analysis as a collection of activities has been around for decades, preceding even the introduction of the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) in 2004, business analysis, as a discipline, has evolved significantly during

A Historical Look at the Business Analysis Profession (2009-2014)

Next Generation Business Analysts – The Opportunities In Store For You (Insights from BBC 2013)

The 2013 Building Business Capability Conference, sponsored by the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®), proved to be a setting where the future of business analysis was discussed not only with enthusiasm, but also with

Next Generation Business Analysts – The Opportunities In Store For You (Insights from BBC 2013)

Secrets of Successful Agile Analysis: How to Make Your Business Analysis Skills Indispensable

Are you exploring a business analysis career in an agile software development environment? Are you concerned about keeping your business analysis skills relevant in an increasingly agile world? Would you be interested in learning how

Secrets of Successful Agile Analysis: How to Make Your Business Analysis Skills Indispensable