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Kris Hiebert

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Estimating With Confidence

Posted by Kris Hiebert on Aug 26, 2013 3:00:13 AM

One of the activities that those of us working in the IT industry face on a regular basis is coming up with an estimate for a task, activity or deliverable we’ve been assigned. Whether it be completing a piece of code, executing a test case, completing a series of requirements gathering sessions, writing a business case and so on, we all are expected to give our superiors a sense of how much effort is required and/or how long it will take.

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Topics: Business Analysis, Methodologies

Who is Driving the Change Bus?

Posted by Kris Hiebert on Jun 3, 2013 3:15:13 AM

Many of us spend our days (and weeks and years) working on projects or initiatives, particularly in IT, for various business groups. For reference, let's say a project or initiative is some formal undertaking by an organization to enact change.

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Topics: Business Transformation

Utilizing Conferences as Professional Development

Posted by Kris Hiebert on Nov 12, 2012 12:41:09 PM

I recently attended the Building Business Capability conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for the second year. This five-day conference, sponsored by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), is focused on a number of different themes surrounding Business Analysis. In this post, I will discuss how to select a conference, how to get the most out of your attendance, and why I think conferences can be a very valuable use for professional development money and time.

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Topics: Professional Effectiveness

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