The purpose of a heart attack is to put me in a place I needed to be. As hard as heart attacks are, I'm glad I had mine when I did.
I don't know how people willingly offer their bodies for this nation, our ideals, these people. I don't know how and, as a civilian, it's hard to comprehend why. It's not that I don't love my country. It's that this kind of sacrifice goes beyond any reasoning.
Well, this is my 4th “How I Became ...” article. Of all the articles I’ve written, these have been the most popular. Letting people know your path helps others envision how they can do it too, and that the course is NEVER perfect. It resonates. And I enjoy poking a bit of fun at myself … Continue reading How I Became a Salesforce Business Analyst
Being an empathetic agent of change.
Outlining my journey into expanding my BA skill-set through Salesforce.
About two years ago, I started on a journey that has changed my perspective on everything. At that time, I was overweight and had just come out of pneumonia, followed by the flu, back to back. I was disengaged from my family because I was constantly tired. And I decided it was time to do … Continue reading The Will to Overcome All Obstacles
J.S. Bach Yes, that Bach. Johann Sebastian. There were others, his children primarily. In many ways, western music is influenced by him more than anyone else in history, including (I can hear the collective gasp) the Beatles. I'm not going to review his impact on music though, but his impact on the beginnings of my … Continue reading Process Begins with Bach
What happens if we apply project frameworks to our home lives? Do our optimization strategies work?
A few years ago, I wrote an article about how Business Analysis found me. I cannot say that I found Business Analysis, since I was not looking for it. I did not even know what it was. Well, how did I get into Agile as a Business Analyst? Well, quite literally, I applied for a … Continue reading How I Became an Agile Business Analyst
Maybe you're thinking of making the transition to Business Analysis. Perhaps you are a long time developer who wants to make a career change. Or you have an idea for a project, and you find yourself being its champion. Maybe someone has decided that your company needs to move to some other SDLC methodology and … Continue reading How I Became a Business Analyst