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Here’s a dispatch from the first day at the World Congress for Business Analysts (WCBA). I attended an all-day workshop titled “Get the Right Stuff, Fast: Jogging through the IIBA® BABOK® with the Requirements Roadmap” lead by Mary Gorman of EBG Consulting. Mary is a Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) and works as Senior Associated...
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Have you ever had to use a map to get somewhere, and after navigating around the wilderness for hours, eventually had to ask for directions because it failed you? Alternatively, have you ever read directions to assemble a toy, and rather than help you, the directions made things much more complicated?Perhaps you just figured it out on your own, w...
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This entry was published on May 25, 2008 / ModernAnalyst.com. Posted in Requirements Analysis (BABOK KA), Requirements Management and Communication (BABOK KA), Business Analysis. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
In Part 1, we learned that the less precise things are, the easier it is to understand them. Thus the paradox: how do you get precise requirements and easy to understand requirements? According to the requirements gods and goddesses, there are fundamentally three levels of requirements ( you can break these down into more but that is another bl...
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This entry was published on Apr 02, 2008 / . Posted in Elicitation (BABOK KA), Requirements Analysis (BABOK KA), Business Analysis. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Have you ever had to use a map to get somewhere, and after navigating around the wilderness for hours, eventually had to ask for directions because it failed you?   Alternatively, have you ever read directions to assemble a toy, and rather than help you, the directions made things much more complicated? Perhaps you just figured it out o...
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This entry was published on Mar 20, 2008 / . Posted in Elicitation (BABOK KA), Requirements Analysis (BABOK KA), Business Analysis. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
After posting my last entry on questioning suspect requirements, I've read a great piece on the SlickEdit blog titled "How to Design Software With Bad Requirements." Scott offers some practical tips to help developers deal with bad requirements. These also apply very well to business analysts and systems analysts: come up with good us...
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This entry was published on Jun 23, 2007 / Adrian M.. Posted in Elicitation (BABOK KA), Requirements Analysis (BABOK KA), Business Analysis. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.


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