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Developing Soft Skills in Product Managers

Much is made of and written about the “hard skills” that a Product Manager must possess. She should be analytical, critical, methodical, detail oriented and master of a vast array of models, methodologies and techniques. But I find very little emphasis in the popular writings or training in our field …

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Shoe on the other foot: Train-the-trainer with SoftEd!

I’m really excited to announce that we are adding a few new business analysis classes to our Seilevel training curriculum! To make this happen, we’re partnering with Software Education who already has a strong offering that has been wildly popular in Australia and New Zealand. We are excited to bring …

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High-qualily models vs. low-quality models

Any business analyst who uses a computer can create a process flow. They have the tools. They know what a process flow is. So creating a process flow must be simple, right? Most people think they can do a passable job of creating visual models themselves, without training or assistance. …

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Business Analyst Training in Los Angeles

I recently had the pleasure of leading business analyst training in Des Moines, Iowa.  While Des Moines is a bit colder than Austin was, I had a terrific time working with a terrific group of business analyst! Seilevel offered three different classes, each focusing on a different aspect of necessary …

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IIBA Endorsed Training Opportunities

Seilevel is kicking off 2013 with two training opportunities, one in New York and another in Iowa. We’ll be in each location for three days, and students can select from three classes (but we hope you’ll take all three). Locations/Dates: Des Moines: February 4-6 New York City: February 11-13 Los Angeles: …

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For 2013: A New Year’s Resolution

I was listening to some colleagues the other day, talking about a new technique that there were trying out on their current project.  As I listened to them, I thought that the technique sounded interesting, however, it also sounded like it took a lot of work and time.  I’ve got …

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Business Analyst Training on Requirements Visualization in NYC November 14

Business Analyst Training (IIBA and PMI certified) in Requirements Visualization will be held in NYC November 14. You can register here: http://batraining_nyc_visualization.eventbrite.com/ The course offers immediately useable and useful approaches to using visual models in software requirements. Need more details? You can find them here: http://www.seilevel.com/training/requirements-visualization/ You can also email …

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Training Business Analysts to Dare to Disagree

Seilevel has increased the number of its public training for business analysts, which got me thinking: what other sorts of training do business analysts need? Having knowledge of how to write requirements, elicitation skills, tool skills, knowledge of models, etc. is definitely fundamental to what a business analyst does on a …

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