May 01, 2016
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Bias is seen in action through bad decisions, miscommunication, perceptual blindness, and alienation of groups with diverse thought. Here’s what the dictionary says about bias: “A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment.”
Bias is seen in action through bad decisions, miscommunication, perceptual blindness, and alienation of groups with diverse thought. Here’s what the dictionary says about bia...
It is common for projects to be initiated based on blueprints. However, a blueprint is just a guide to the future state. Its intended purpose is to guide the subsequent analysis an...
It appears to me people still have trouble defining information requirements and, as such, they are at a loss as to how to build total systems. Thereby, they are content building e...

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Praveen Udupa
Praveen Udupa
Years ago, I was consulting as a Principal Business Analyst for the second largest company in the world in the money transfer business. One fine morning, I was engrossed in my work when my business stakeholder, (let's call him Tom) arrived at my desk.  Tom: Praveen, I have a change request for you. Well, this is a new business requiremen...
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RANGA
RANGA
We saw about the problems and the ways of defining a solution to those problems in the last article. Also, I had mentioned that when a problem arises, there is a need for the business to resolve that problem. So, what would be business needs? It again depends on the problems which they face.  By definition, Needs are desires of the project cus...
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Bharat Mamtani
Bharat Mamtani
Now when I am already a successful BA since many years, I would like to share few moments with everyone. During my first months as a business analyst, life was filled with a sort of inner turmoil. Even though I had books on how to write requirements documents, had received individual mentoring on putting together use cases, and had a trus...
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The Dirty Harry Approach to Requirements, or “Are you Feeling Lucky, Punk?” Solve Problems First, Ask Questions Later - Part 1
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Continuing a project in the penumbra...
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Templates & AidesTemplates & Aides: find and share business analysis templates as well as other useful aides (cheat sheets, posters, reference guides) in our Templates & Aides repository.  Here are some examples:
* Requirements Template
* Use Case Template
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