May 03, 2021
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My experience taught me that the Scrum process framework is not the complete story. Scrum does not identify roles for the business analyst, system architect, tester, UI designer or deployment engineers. Instead, the work normally performed by these roles is performed by the development team or the p...
My experience taught me that the Scrum process framework is not the complete story. Scrum does not identify roles for the business analyst, system architect, tester, UI designer or...
Ever wondered how to write foolproof acceptance criteria? Or even wondered what a business analyst can do to ensure that requirements are testable? Acceptance criteria define the m...
For the past year the COVID-19 virus has forced us to limit our exposure to the outside world. This virus has given us a need to find a home activity to entertain ourselves an...

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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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I want to be a Business Analyst… Raise me, mentor me, and set me free!
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The Business Analyst will probably go down...
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More on how to deal with bad requirements
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