May 21, 2017
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I bet everyone has, at least once in their career, heard the expression: “We don’t need any up-front analysis: I already know what I want!” Often these words are followed by a description of a specific type of solution, often an IT system, and often a specific vendor ...
I bet everyone has, at least once in their career, heard the expression: “We don’t need any up-front analysis: I already know what I want!” Often th...
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Surbhi Mahnot
Surbhi Mahnot
Requirements define the needs of the project to provide best of its utility and benefits. If they aren’t clear or analysis is not done properly, it might lead to failure of the project no matter how good the concept and design is. Just as a system is composed of various functionalities, requirements too are identified in various forms. This ...
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Sanjay Yadav
Sanjay Yadav
 Challenges in Implementation:     I’m a strong believer of putting finishing touch to any initiative. Project Initiation is always tough and complex and need lots of research but if BA is unable to give the finishing touch then he is not done yet. So, I thought to put few of my views, challenges and observations during...
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Surbhi Mahnot
Surbhi Mahnot
All professionals talk about identifying business needs, identifying requirements to create tools so that they can help businesses take better decisions. In your career as an IT professional, I am sure at some point you must have heard terms such as “Requirements”, “Business Requirements”, “Software Requirements”...
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