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Elicitation involves bringing out or drawing out information. Elicitation is a key task in business analysis as without proper elicitation the requirements for the solution to the business needs cannot be identified. 1. Not understanding underlying business need Organization’s business environment keeps changing with respect to Customer...
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As a Business Analyst, very often we get into a situation where the Project requires multiple IT Products to be evaluated before implementation and might seek Business Analyst’s recommendation for the same. With the ever-growing range of Products in the market and the marketing promotions associated with some of the products, it’s very ...
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What Does Success Look Like? I challenge Business Analysts to view requestors’ requirements as an opportunity to define success. Too often, teams fall into a trap focused on requestors’ prescriptive requirements that are meant to serve as roadmaps for developers and testers. When you limit your view of requirements to this prescripti...
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This entry was published on Oct 11, 2020 / m_anst. Posted in Project Management, Business Analysis. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
They say the best criteria of Business Analyst’s success are a happy customer (business) and a happy engineering team. But what does it mean? How can we break down happiness and measure it? These are precisely the questions my 8 BAs team and I tried to answer this year. The result was a surprisingly efficient pair of surveys we developed and ...
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This entry was published on Oct 10, 2020 / Mariya Kotsupalova. Posted in Business Analysis. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
The app market has become drastically more competitive over the years and businesses are finding it challenging to be discovered in a sea of competition. Leveraging a comprehensive app launch strategy is essential for paving the way to a successful launch and a fruitful position in the app marketplace. Mobile App Development has taken over th...
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This entry was published on Apr 08, 2020 / Green Apex. Posted in Business Analysis. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
As a business analyst, we capture client requirements in different documents like BRD (business requirement document), FSD (functional specification document) and SRS (software requirement specification). If we are capturing the requirements in these documents, then why the document nomenclature is different? The answer is Yes. We are capturing the...
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This entry was published on Mar 07, 2020 / Neetu. Posted in Functional Specifications, Business Analysis. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Are you trying to cement your career as a successful business analyst? If yes, then let us first talk about the exact role of a business analyst. A capable business analyst enables the organization to become agile, adaptable, and develop the ability to reinvent itself in the hyper-competitive business environment. But how? So, if a busi...
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This entry was published on Jul 18, 2019 / Gaurav Belani. Posted in Business Analysis. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
In Part 1 of this series it was stated that the overall objective of these articles is to improve the quality of requirements produced by business analysts. Following the adage that “Context is Everything” it established that a number of different contexts will&n...
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This entry was published on Apr 28, 2019 / Dan Tasker. Posted in Enterprise Analysis (BABOK KA), Requirements Analysis (BABOK KA) , Systems Analysis, Business Analysis. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
At first, I wanted to tell people how they should go about getting their IIBA certification. But then I thought the best way to do this is by actually telling “how did I achieve my own CBAP?” So, friends here is my story. I started working as Business Analyst in 2002. I have used multiple elicitation techniques (such as interviewing,...
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This entry was published on Mar 09, 2019 / Trividh Patel, CBAP. Posted in Business Analysis, Career as a Business Systems Analyst, IIBA & BABOK, CBAP. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
I have long been a believer in the saying “Context is everything.” As a business analyst dealing with business users, understanding the context of the topic of discussion is essential. In thinking about what constitutes quality requirements it occurred to me that there are a number of additional contexts that play a role. Examples inclu...
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This entry was published on Oct 22, 2018 / Dan Tasker. Posted in Elicitation (BABOK KA), Requirements Analysis (BABOK KA) , Business Analysis, SDLC, Process, and Methodologies. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
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