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So you’ve found the perfect time and place to study and you’re ready to finally get some work done. You’ve pulled out your laptop, your textbook, and your notes, and four different highlighters. After five minutes of reading your textbook, you start zoning out and thinking about puppies. Then, you go on Tumblr and look at cut...
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This entry was published on May 21, 2021 / DorothyPWatkin. Posted in Use Cases. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Elicitation involves bringing out or drawing out information. Elicitation is a key task in business analysis as without proper elicitation the requirements for the solution to the business needs cannot be identified. 1. Not understanding underlying business need Organization’s business environment keeps changing with respect to Customer...
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TOGAF is a certification that is handed over by The Open Group. It is an open corporate architecture means used to improvise upon the business effectiveness across the world’s leading business set-ups. Aspirants wishing for a successful career in corporate architecture must go for the TOGAF certification in order to explain the...
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This entry was published on Apr 11, 2021 / Lori Smith. Posted in Technical Topics. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
My Certification Journey – Avoiding a CBAPtism by Fire. Industry Certification has always been one of my career goals. Ever since being first introduced to Business Analysis, the discussion of being certified by the most recognized industry body in this field, the IIBA, has been a consistent topic. This was only reinforced when I was first in...
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This entry was published on Feb 28, 2021 / Practice Manager. Posted in CBAP. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
BPMN 2.0 is a modelling standard that has been around for 10 years now and although it has its foibles it has been recognised as the best for capturing the business logic behind real-life scenarios.  What most people don’t realise is that the standard itself is supported by an XML definition of its objects. What does this mean? Essent...
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This entry was published on Feb 04, 2021 / Anthony Horner. Posted in Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) . Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Different procedures are utilized for legitimate administration of IT administrations, yet ITIL is viewed as the best arrangement of practices for even administration of IT administrations. ITIL is the contraction for Information Technology Infrastructure Library.  In easier words, ITIL is many rules and arrangements for the effective admin...
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This entry was published on Nov 27, 2020 / . Posted in Business Process Management (BPM) . Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
What Everyone Must Know about AI in Testing Artificial Intelligence is the buzzword that we frequently keep hearing. Its widespread popularity and influence can be understood from the way industries adopting AI in their organization. Whether it’s Healthcare, Automobile, Banking & Financial Services, or Airlines, many industries have st...
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This entry was published on Oct 28, 2020 / Rajesh-N. Posted in Testing & Quality Assurance (QA), Technical Topics, Tools. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
As a Business Analyst, very often we get into a situation where the Project requires multiple IT Products to be evaluated before implementation and might seek Business Analyst’s recommendation for the same. With the ever-growing range of Products in the market and the marketing promotions associated with some of the products, it’s very ...
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What Does Success Look Like? I challenge Business Analysts to view requestors’ requirements as an opportunity to define success. Too often, teams fall into a trap focused on requestors’ prescriptive requirements that are meant to serve as roadmaps for developers and testers. When you limit your view of requirements to this prescripti...
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This entry was published on Oct 11, 2020 / m_anst. Posted in Project Management, Business Analysis. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
They say the best criteria of Business Analyst’s success are a happy customer (business) and a happy engineering team. But what does it mean? How can we break down happiness and measure it? These are precisely the questions my 8 BAs team and I tried to answer this year. The result was a surprisingly efficient pair of surveys we developed and ...
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This entry was published on Oct 10, 2020 / Mariya Kotsupalova. Posted in Business Analysis. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
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