Feb 08, 2016
I am constantly coming across alleged ‘business analysts’, many new to the industry, sauntering confidently into a project or an organization. Typically, the first thing they do when assigned requirements elicitation is organize a workshop. These people are engaging, charming, energetic,...
I am constantly coming across alleged ‘business analysts’, many new to the industry, sauntering confidently into a project or an organization. Typically, the first thin...
Are the current IT systems meet the requirements of Business users or deliver the services that will bring competitive advantage to the organizations? IT projects continuing to co...
I selected a topic, in this case Business Process Management, and then developed an initial outline of talking points for the webinar. I then iteratively build a slide deck with te...

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Decision model and notation (DMN) is a nice way to model policies and make sure your business rules are implemented properly. Opposite to traditional approach in business rules which was the focus on the rules them selves, in DMN we start from decisions. Let’s work on a tangible example. In an employees benefits and entitlement system, you...
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Surbhi Mahnot
Surbhi Mahnot
Prepared by MindMeister tool   Have you ever planned a project or brainstormed an idea? It takes a lot of effort to manage the collected information in a way you can easily traverse through. On occasions you find yourself occupied with a lot of questions and confusion in scenarios such as You have a lot of details to get started with...
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Trividh Patel, CBAP
Trividh Patel, CBAP
Use case modelling is the most powerful requirements modelling technique to model solution requirements if applied correctly. I have come across many BA teams (including my own) that made lot of common mistakes in use case modelling. By avoiding the top 10 mistakes identified in this paper, BA teams can not only save lot of efforts in use...
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10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Starting Out As A BA
I am no longer a Webinar virgin. Thanks to the good folks at the IIBA, this week I had my first Webinar experience as an interviewee as part of the II... Read More...

The Dirty Harry Approach to Requirements, or “Are you Feeling Lucky, Punk?” Solve Problems First, Ask Questions Later - Part 2
In Part 1, we learned that the less precise things are, the easier it is to understand them. Thus the paradox: how do you get precise requirements and... Read More...

More on how to deal with bad requirements
After posting my last entry on questioning suspect requirements, I've read a great piece on the SlickEdit blog titled "How to Design Software With Bad... Read More...

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Templates & AidesTemplates & Aides: find and share business analysis templates as well as other useful aides (cheat sheets, posters, reference guides) in our Templates & Aides repository.  Here are some examples:
* Requirements Template
* Use Case Template
* BPMN Cheat Sheet

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