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New Post 7/5/2015 9:10 AM
User is offline alex
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The Next Big Thing 


I work for a large company where we predominantly use undertake waterfall projects using a loose Prince 2 methodology. I have been tasked with trying to understand new techniques in the BA arena (other than Agile). What im looking for is something new that i can bring to the table. We use the standard waterfall/prince 2 standard template docs and mainly use word/excel/visio to produce the Business Requirements and the the Functional Specification. We use UML and use cases etc.  

Does anyone have any views on whats new and interesting? I find because i only really speak to our internal BA's i have a very limited view on the wider world.

Any help would be appreciated.



New Post 7/5/2015 5:40 PM
User is offline NitWitNick
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Re: The Next Big Thing 

In 30+ years of contracting and developing stuff ... I have never worked on a project where any one system at any organization was used 100% ... we basically used Hybrid methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, Prince 2, etc.) ... and never focused on doing a project in any certain way the whole way through to delivery ... we worked in various roles and did what we had to do to get some system completed.

We have always started out on some Waterfall method to document the major requirements, business rules, visions and understandings and then worked on the project from there ... Team and Project methodologies, which usually varied.


New Post 7/10/2015 6:00 AM
User is offline Kimbo
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Re: The Next Big Thing 

I think the next big thing - its here already of course - is Data Science and Data Analytics using Big Data. I've investigated and found a good online course based in Australia - Deakin University. Tempted to do it myself.


New Post 7/15/2015 7:32 AM
User is offline Barrie Gray
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Re: The Next Big Thing 
Modified By Chris Adams  on 7/15/2015 11:48:38 AM)

You might be interested in a new, fully-reusable design paradigm / patten / framework, I call Interaction Profiling.  Check out my article at this link.  I really do believe it can save large Corporations literally millions in both development and maintenance costs.  I admit being somewhat biassed, as the designer of the technique, but I have developed a fully functoinal prototype that really does substantiate my cost savings estimates.  You can also check out my web site,, if you have the time and sufficient interest after reading through the post.  All of the design details are presented there.  Enjoy!  ;)

I am not a salesperson, just a "techie who can write a good report".   --- B.

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