The Community Blog for Business Analysts

Leslie
Leslie

Best Practices

This following blogs contain rants and recommendations for good practices, useful not only for when delivering software, but that can also be used any time organization is required.

The most common improvements that can be leveraged on any (some on every) development process it has been my experience to be involved with, are the following:

  • Duplication - Copying and pasting, work (text or diagrams) from one place (or document) to another.
  • Ambiguity - Using the same term(s) with more than 1 meaning on the same project.
  • Inconsistent Documentation - Documents that supposedly describe the same information (or have similar purposes), but have different content. Deviating from the approved document template.
  • Document Content Organization - Related to unnecessary documentation. This rant is concerned with putting the right information in the right place in the document.
  • Ad Hoc Procedures - Concerns having a standard set procedures for handling files and making sure that everyone on the project understands how to use them.

I will discuss each point in detail in my following posts ..

This entry was published on Feb 12, 2010 / Leslie. Posted in Requirements Management and Communication (BABOK KA), Business Analysis. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Like this article:
  10 members liked this article

Related Articles

COMMENTS

Only registered users may post comments.


Blog Information

» What is the Community Blog and what are the Benefits of Contributing?

» Review our Blog Posting Guidelines.

» I am looking for the original Modern Analyst blog posts.



Modern Analyst Blog Latests

Jarett Hailes
Jarett Hailes
As we start a new year many of us will take the time to reflect on our accomplishments from 2012 and plan our goals for 2013. We can set small or large goals. goals that will be accomplished quickly or could take several years. For 2013, I think Business Analysts should look to go beyond our traditional boundaries and set audacious goals. Merriam-...
2 Responses
Howard Podeswa
Howard Podeswa
Recently, I was asked by the IIBA to present a talk at one of their chapter meetings. I am reprinting here my response to that invitation in the hope that it will begin a conversation with fellow EEPs and BAs about an area of great concern to the profession. Hi xx …. Regarding the IIBA talk, there is another issue that I am considering. It's p...
15 Responses
Adrian M.
Adrian M.
Continuing the ABC series for Business Analysts, Howard Podeswa created the next installment titled "BA ABCs: “C” is for Class Diagram" as an article rather than a blog post. You can find the article here: BA ABCs: “C” is for Class Diagram Here are the previous two posts: BA ABCs: “A” is for Activity Diagram BA ABCs: “B” is for BPMN
1 Responses
Copyright 2006-2019 by Modern Analyst Media LLC