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3 Steps to Preparing for an Elicitation Session (BABOK 3.1)

It’s difficult to even think about being a business analyst without elicitation. Yet, it’s so core, it’s often difficult to abstract from the other BA tasks as well. It seems we are almost always eliciting something – the business need, the solution requirements, our stakeholder’s concerns, assumptions and constraints, detailed requirements, etc. Some elicitation will, […]

Do You Define the Business Need? (BABOK 5.1)

The business need is one of the most fundamental aspects of business analysis. Yet, I know many BAs do not consider themselves part of defining the business need. Today, I’d like to challenge your assumptions. According to the BABOK, the purpose of defining the business need is to: Identify and define why a change to an […]

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