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Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis, Part 5: A Project That Switched to Agile in the Middle (That Was Fun!)

Welcome to part 4 of our 5-part Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis series where I’ll walk you through how I’ve handled some of my most interesting business analysis projects using the business analysis process. Part 5

Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis, Part 5: A Project That Switched to Agile in the Middle (That Was Fun!)

Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis, Part 4: Applying the Business Analysis Process to Small Initiatives

Welcome to part 4 of our 5-part Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis series where I’ll walk you through how I’ve handled some of my most interesting business analysis projects using the business analysis process. Part 4

Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis, Part 4: Applying the Business Analysis Process to Small Initiatives

Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis, Part 3: How to Survive a Project When Everything Goes Wrong

Welcome to part 3 of our 5-part Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis series where I’ll walk you through how I’ve handled some of my most interesting business analysis projects using the business analysis process. Part 3 –

Behind-the-Scenes in Business Analysis, Part 3: How to Survive a Project When Everything Goes Wrong

Secrets of Successful Agile Analysis: How to Make Your Business Analysis Skills Indispensable

Are you exploring a business analysis career in an agile software development environment? Are you concerned about keeping your business analysis skills relevant in an increasingly agile world? Would you be interested in learning how

Secrets of Successful Agile Analysis: How to Make Your Business Analysis Skills Indispensable

The Forgotten Art of Document Analysis: 8 Documents That Can Help You Ask All the Right Questions

Elicitation can be a tricky activity.  Often when needing to understand the requirements for a particular project, the temptation is to jump straight into facilitating a requirements workshop or holding stakeholder interviews.  The challenge, of

The Forgotten Art of Document Analysis: 8 Documents That Can Help You Ask All the Right Questions

How to Present Yourself as Capable of Doing Requirements Specifications (Even If You’ve Only Created Informal Documentation)

Many new business analysts are confident in their communication and problem-solving skills but feel held back because they’ve only ever created informal documentation to serve a specific audience or project need. Are you confident in

How to Present Yourself as Capable of Doing Requirements Specifications (Even If You’ve Only Created Informal Documentation)

It’s Not “All Requirements” – Assumptions and Constraints Matter Too! (BABOK 6.4)

As BAs we very easily get wrapped up in our requirements. That is the bulk of our work – business requirements, stakeholder requirements, solution requirements, etc. Everywhere we look, requirements, requirements, requirements! However, in the

It’s Not “All Requirements” – Assumptions and Constraints Matter Too! (BABOK 6.4)

The BABOK Might Not Be a Methodology, But the BA Still Needs One (BABOK 2.1)

Perhaps even more than planning for elicitation, planning the business analysis approach will set a mature business analyst apart from the crowd. The purpose of ‘Plan the Business Analysis Approach’ is to select an approach

The BABOK Might Not Be a Methodology, But the BA Still Needs One (BABOK 2.1)

What a BA Should Know About the UX Profession: Interview with Patrick Quattlebaum

We are looking for possibilities through the lens of the user. Editor’s Note: This relationship started when I queried on Twitter for some help planning a usability study. Leslie Shearer led me to Patrick Quattlebaum,

What a BA Should Know About the UX Profession: Interview with Patrick Quattlebaum

Using Wireframes or Prototypes to Elicit, Analyze, and Validate Software Requirements

We’ve all heard that a “picture is worth a thousand words”. It’s absolutely true when it comes to building good software requirements. In the case of building a software application, even the most rudimentary prototypes

Using Wireframes or Prototypes to Elicit, Analyze, and Validate Software Requirements

Making it Work Between Business and IT: Why and How to Reach Across Boundaries to Dissipate Potential Attitude Issues

As long as customers have been seeking solutions from the computing industry, there has existed a barrier between those who need a technological solution and those who provide one. That barrier has morphed from basic

Making it Work Between Business and IT: Why and How to Reach Across Boundaries to Dissipate Potential Attitude Issues

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