Bring Your A-Game - Business Analysts Take a Lesson From an NBA Champion
As business analysis practitioners, we can take a lesson from LeBron. We certainly will not be ashamed of mastering (and applying) a particular facet of analysis (a framework, a methodology, a tool, a technique, etc.). However, it is difficult to deliver championship-caliber analysis when we focus so much on our preferred areas of expertise that we are not able to perform successfully in other areas as needed. If for example a practitioner is the "Scrum BA," what happens when the organization has a special circumstance that warrants a more predictive, waterfall approach? If a practitioner is the "Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) BA," what happens when the circumstance calls for the Unified Modeling Language (UML)? Well, this doesn't lead to certain disaster, but it does add yet another risk to successfully completing the effort and meeting the stakeholders' real needs.