Saturday, May 29, 2010

Another attempt to understand Business Analysts

I am sure Ann Hall over at is a nice person, and I appreciate her interest in what Business Analysts are or do, but she is not helping by quoting people who say my real key skill is customer service... have a look at

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Linked In is a pretty good place for conversations these days, here is one on "Should the BA be a SME?" at (No fair guessing my view before reading it...)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Blogger's Block

I seem to be posting less often these days. and if no one else has coined the term, I will call it "Blogger's Block."

I have said before that when blogging first appeared, I paid it no mind as it seemed that they were all (mostly young) people's public diaries; eventually I saw that there were more and more blogs that were about topics of interest, the main ones for me being work-related on business analysis and methodologies and such. One of these must have been on, which basically said I could have a blog too, just sign I did. This was about the same time that after attending BA and IT conferences for many years, I realized I had things to say that were just as meaningful as the speakers whose sessions I was attending.

So, the dam was busted, and looking back, I am a bit amazed at just how much I wanted to communicate to anyone who might stumble upon this site. Often it was things I wanted to say in my work environment, but couldn't because my boss would not have liked it or it would have just fallen on deaf ears.

So over 20 years of thoughts and experiences just came pouring out, but the well is drying up. Perhaps it may be that what I am doing now as a consultant lets me speak more freely, along with the fact that I really like what I do now.

So, what to do about this? anything? does it matter? Should I start the "Best of David Wright's Business Analysis Blog", essentially re-run old posts that might still be relevant? or just let it fade away, it's purpose having been served? Stay tuned, anything could happen...

About Me

Ontario, Canada
I have been an IT Business Analyst for 25 years, so I must have learned something. Also been on a lot of projects, which I have distilled into the book "Cascade": follow the link to the right to see more.