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Modern Analyst e-Journal: December 2011

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured articles showcased in this issue:
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When More Requirements Detail Is Advisable
Ambiguity, Uncertainty or Both?
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Agile vs. Traditional... - Part III: Winning Through Integrative Thinking

> When Less Requirements Detail Is Appropriate

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Even more Resources for Business Analysts
New Interview Questions

FEATURED ARTICLES
How Detailed Should Requirements Be? Part 3 - When More Requirements Detail Is Advisable
by Karl Wiegers, Principal Consultant, Process Impact
There are several situations in which recording only high-level requirements information increases the project’s risk. When you encounter situations such as the ones described in this article, expect to spend more time than average developing detailed requirements specifications. 
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Ambiguity, Uncertainty or Both?
by Elizabeth Larson & Richard Larson, Watermark Learning
We have always been fascinated by the exceptional business analysts who can create order out of total chaos. The ones who can ask those great questions, who can figure out what’s important and what’s less so, who can synthesize lots of information, put it all into their magic hat and come out with requirements that make sense to all the stakeholders.
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Agile vs. Traditional... - Part III: Winning Through Integrative Thinking
by Adriana Beal, MBA
Instead of taking for granted that either you find a flavor of agile that will fit the needs of your organization, or you must completely dismiss the use of agile methods, a much more valuable approach is to determine, for each individual project, which agile concepts should be embraced or not.

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When Less Requirements Detail Is Appropriate
by Karl Wiegers, Principal Consultant, Process Impact
Several conditions make it appropriate to leave the requirements descriptions at a higher level of abstraction. Recognize that these are broad guidelines. The BA should perform a risk-benefit analysis to balance the potential downside of omitting important information against the effort required to include it.

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