Monday, 08 May 2017 06:54

113,804 Words in One Week

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It has been a crazy week putting together our next editions for BA Times and PM Times.

You might have noticed we are publishing more stories and you would be correct! We are set to publish an incredible 113,804 words for May 2017. That is an incredible achievement by the writers that have submitted their work to BA Times and PM Times for publication.

We are reaching out to more great storytellers every month to give you an even broader list of great topics and bringing you new exciting voices from around the world. From Project Management in Africa to Business Analysis in Canada, our May 2017 edition is bursting with 42 new stories, a FREE brand new live webinar, and new whitepapers!

Next Month’s Exciting Feature Articles

In June, we will be featuring our featured articles will be on Agile Methodology – Real World Stories. We still have a few spaces open for featured articles. Submit your Agile article today!

For those of you planning a few months out, our July featured articles will be on the topic of Good leadership qualities and influencing without authority for business analysts and project managers.

Writers Awards & Recognition

We know that we would not exist without great writers and we would like to congratulate and thank our past and present writers who have submitted their great stories. To honor these great writers, we are starting our new badge program. Starting in May, we will be sending out badges via email to writers and will put badges in the writer’s biography on our site.

TCFirst Post Published Contributor

This is the badge of success! It shows the writer has successfully published an article on BA Times and PM Times that shares their story worldwide. It’s huge thanks from the team for a job well done!

RCRegular Contributor

Regular Contributor is the badge of commitment that shows the writer has successfully published 5 or more articles on BA Times and PM Times. It is our way of saying thanks for your incredible support!

TMCTop Monthly Contributor

This badge indicates readers clicked and read the article to make it the most read article for the entire month! It’s awarded to writers every month for BA Times and PM Times. Worthy to share on all our social media and would look awesome on any resume!

TRTop Rank – Best Article of the Year

This badge indicates the writer’s article was the most read article for the ENTIRE year. Wow! Adored by readers worldwide, it shows you are a great storyteller and your mastery of the subject. This badge is our top honor for BA Times and PM Times!

5 Resources to Help You Write Articles

There are many resources to help you write your story for BA Times and PM Times. They also make great resources when writing your next presentation or report. Take your writing up a level with these free online tools.

Portent Title Maker
Enter a subject into the Portent tool, and you will get a sample blog post title, complete with helpful and witty breakdowns of why the title might make for a good read.

Blog Topic Generator 
Close to Portent tool above, Blog Topic Generator gives you 5 snazzy titles as ideas for your next article. Enter in 3 nouns and voila!

Google Trends
Type in a topic and see how well it is trending as a search term in Google. Great tool to help determine if your article topic is trending.

Hemingway
Hemingway analyzes your text for readability, highlighting sentences that are a bit too complex or dense. Helps you write clear ideas that are readable.

Grammarly
This online tool is a great resource for writers. We have recommended it before as a better grammar checker then those found in desktop word processors like Microsoft Word. 100% Free.

Upcoming Conferences

The fall conference season is a busy one this year. BA Times and PM Times will be at the conference events below. These are great resources to get Business Analysis and Project Management training. Earn CDUs and PDUs to maintain your certification. We hope to see you soon at these events!

Washington DC (USA) Jun 19-21
Winnipeg (Canada) Sep 18-21
Boston (USA) Oct 16-19
Vancouver (Canada) Oct 30-Nov 2
Chicago (USA) Nov 13-16
Moncton (Canada) Nov 27-30
New York (USA) Dec 4-7

Tell Your Story,

Paul Crosby, Editor-in-Chief
BA Times and PM Times

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Paul Crosby

Paul is currently Editor-in-Chief for BA Times and PM Times publications.  Paul has over 20 years of experience with global projects in the finance, insurance, state government, manufacturing and non-profit sectors as a business analyst and project manager.  Paul served as President and Technology officer for the IIBA Minneapolis St Paul Chapter.  Mr. Crosby has spoken at several conferences including IIBA Minneapolis-St Paul Chapter Meetings, Minnesota Government IT Symposium and Mind Surf Conference on the topics of Process Improvement, Kaizen for the BA, Strategic Enterprise Analysis, Project Management for the BA and Portfolio Management.  Mr. Crosby is currently the CFO for Bob the BA.

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