4 June 2009

Resources for new business analysts

When you are taking on a new role you can often be overwhelmed by the things you don't know; How much detail is enough? Have I got all the right stakeholders on board? How would others see this problem?

The bext thing you can do is ask your peers and customers. A good conversation is the best thing tere is for clearing up uncertainty and generally experienced people like to share their knowledge.
In some organisations it gets a bit trickier. Maybe there are not many analysts around to ask.

Maybe there are few or no structured projects and so few experts to go to. Maybe the clients don't know what they want. Or maybe you disagree with the way things are done and want to validate your opinions.

To that end I want to provide a list of online resources; places you can go and read or discuss business analysis and all it's specialist features.




  • RQNG does a good one.
  • B2T Training have a quarterly newletter called "the Bridge"
  • (You could also sign up for the feedburner weekly email for this site)

There are many quality blogs.  I'll have to do a separate post just on them.

Let me know if you know of more useful sites and resources and I'll add them onto this post.


  1. I work for 2wtx, a small agency that offers online resources for professionals interested in mastering the business analysis work, tips on how to interview well for a business analyst position, and more.


  2. Check out www.thelazyprojectmanager.com

  3. I've always been kind of partial to that old Practical Analyst blog, for resources for BA's personally.. :)