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Although use cases are valuable for many projects, sometimes event analysis is a more effective requirements elicitation technique. Valuable as they are, use cases aren’t the ideal tool for every type of product. A complementary requirements elicitation strategy is to explore the various event...
Although use cases are valuable for many projects, sometimes event analysis is a more effective requirements elicitation technique. Valuable as they are, use cases aren’t the...
 In today's agile and automation driven times, knowing relevant aspects of brain's mode of working will help. It will help with finding more optimal (and conscious) wa...
In the world of Business Analysis, where interpersonal skills, communication skills, and analytical acumen are celebrated, there exists a silent yet enormous barrier that often goe...

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Jul 02, 2023
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Design Sprints are a 5-day process to create and test new ideas. They can be used to explore new features for an existing product, or test a new product.  In this article I will: Describe Design Sprints, Explain the advantages and limitations of Design Sprints, Describe ‘Accelerated Design Sprints’ – which are a more streamlined process, Walkthrough how to run an ‘Accelerated Design Sprint’.

Jun 25, 2023
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What role can generative artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT, play in business analysis? Could it interview a stakeholder? How would it deal with a difficult stakeholder? It depends on how well it’s trained.

I set up a scenario with ChatGPT to conduct an interview with a challenging stakeholder. I prepared it with a prompt to prepare for a difficult stakeholder but did not give it any specific objections. A breakdown of the entire prompt follows the interview scenario and transcript below.

Jun 18, 2023
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The most crucial thing recent economic turbulences have taught business leaders- is managing risks. From increased geopolitical conflicts to recession fears, how organizations manage risks says a lot about their future.

Although eliminating all vulnerabilities is practically impossible, you can still control some variables and risk factors to ensure your projects do not go off the rails.

Let’s explore some practical tips, tools, and frameworks to help you identify and mitigate risks faster and more effectively.

Jun 11, 2023
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A Technical Business Analyst (TBA) is a professional who bridges the gap between business and technology. They are responsible for understanding the business needs of an organisation and translating those needs into technical requirements that can be implemented by developers. TBAs typically have a strong understanding of both business and technology, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with both groups.     A digital business analyst (DBA), just like a TBA, is a professional who bridges the gap between business and technology. And, just like a TBA, they are responsible for understanding the business needs of an organisation and translating those needs into digital solutions that can be implemented by developers. DBAs typically have a strong understanding of both business and technology, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with both groups.

Jun 04, 2023
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A job interview is the most crucial and stressful step on the path to a new job. Very few people can “wing” it. Usually, these are experienced professionals who have done it many times. They would have practiced so much that they’ve become interview athletes.

How to become an expert at winning job interviews, in particular for jobs in business analysis? Follow these steps to prepare, practice, analyze your performance, and improve with every interview.

Jun 03, 2023
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There are several technological or stakeholder needs that are not officially listed but are of importance. Business analysts must identify the conditions necessary to access pertinent data; this is where elicitation techniques come into play.  Elicitation is the foundation of every project because it puts the project's requirements under the light. If elicitation is done wrong would lead to major failure and abandonment. Therefore, the elicitation process requires appropriate study and planning to prevent the likelihood of fatal errors impeding a project. But the question here is how can a business analyst gather requirements. In this article, we tell you the best elicitation techniques to collect information efficiently.

May 29, 2023
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As a general-use technology, artificial intelligence (AI) is being likened to the steam engine and its effects on the economy in the 17th century. As a result, it is generally agreed that AI and its applications have the potential to significantly alter entire industries through the disruption of value creation and the impact of business models and organizations through a number of mechanisms, such as the redistribution of decision-making authority. Artificial intelligence is changing the nature of work and the workplace as a whole through its integration into processes and activities. Developing a more in-depth comprehension of the consequences and implications for future companies and professions is essential for a new technology like AI. AI is transforming the way we produce software in general, from enhancing code quality to shortening the time required for repetitive chores like debugging and testing. The many advantages brought to the table by artificial intelligence would help engineers become more productive and efficient, thereby revolutionizing the software development process. It is relevant and important to not only investigate how AI might improve process productivity and efficiency but also to take the first steps toward understanding how to adopt a technology that is here to stay. Some of the potential AIs tools we may consider are ChatGPT, Copilot, and TabNine. ChatGPT is a chatbot powered by a big language model. It makes use of an AI designed to have in-depth conversations with humans in order to provide solutions to complicated problems. Its capacity to have natural-sounding conversations and respond in ways that make it seem human is quite astonishing. Copilot or “AI pair programmer” is a language-agnostic AI that can provide coding ideas through natural language questions, having been trained on billions of lines of code. TabNine is an artificial intelligence code completion helper to get extended snippet ideas and focused line code completions. TabNine reuses an organization’s common coding patterns to reduce unnecessary developer toil.

May 21, 2023
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Maintaining a competitive edge and providing a positive user experience in the rapidly developing field of UI/UX or user interface and user experience design necessitates that organizations keep up with the newest trends. As we move into the year 2023, it will be increasingly important for businesses to innovate and adapt to maximize customer satisfaction and conversion rates.

A community prototype tool for UI/UX designers could command such a hefty premium. The UI/UX design field has matured into an integral part of modern businesses. Major advancements in accessibility, augmented reality, and design will be among the top UI UX developments in 2023.

May 14, 2023
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Critical manufacturing systems need reliability more than ever. When systems fail, the consequences can be disastrous — from financial losses and injuries to loss of life.

That is why reliability techniques for analyzing fault tolerance are essential. With so many reliability techniques available, it can be difficult to determine which one is best suited for your needs.

In this article, we'll examine five different reliability techniques, each with its benefits and shortfalls. Let's explore these techniques to improve your understanding of fault tolerance analysis.

May 07, 2023
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In the new age of generative AI and its deeply statistical approach, it’s time for a major rethink of rules, and the many things they do for us. After all, we remain human, and we will always live and work in communities and groups of people. The first thing you find is that wrapped up in rules is important knowledge that can be passed on to others’ advantage, not least of which is to avoid risks. This discussion enumerates all the reasons for rules, not the least of which are fixing data quality and developing better requirements. Are rules front and center in your approach? They should be!

Apr 30, 2023
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Business Capabilities are at the heart of an organization’s planning ecosystem. Capability mapping serves many purposes, two of which are critical. First, business capabilities are instrumental in setting priorities more quickly focusing on the most profitable initiatives first. Second, well crafted detailed capability-based roadmap allows agile project planning that is more accurate, less risky, and takes less time.

Apr 23, 2023
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Effective documentation is essential for successful business analysis, as it ensures that all stakeholders have a clear understanding of the goals, requirements, and processes. In addition, it helps identify potential risks and issues early on, so they can be addressed before they become major issues. It also allows  tracking changes and decisions over time. There are many kinds of documents business analysts create and maintain, including functional and non-functional requirement documents, release notes, design documents, feature overviews, process flow documents, etc.

Apr 16, 2023
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In the fast-paced world of business, communication is key. Business analysts are responsible for providing insights that help drive better decision-making, and effective communication is crucial in delivering those insights. One of the most important communication tools that business analysts use is the business analysis memo. In this article, we'll explore proven strategies for writing better business analysis memos that will help you communicate your ideas more effectively, drive better business outcomes, and advance your career.

Apr 09, 2023
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Many organizations acquire and adapt purchased packaged solutions (also called commercial off-the-shelf, or COTS, products) to meet their software needs, instead of building new systems from scratch. Software as a service (SaaS), or cloud, solutions are becoming increasingly available to meet software needs as well. Whether you’re using a package as part or all of the solution for a new project or implementing a solution in the cloud, you still need requirements. Requirements let you evaluate solution candidates so that you can select the most appropriate package, and then they let you adapt the package to meet your needs. This article describes several ways to approach requirements definition when you plan to acquire a commercial package to meet your needs.

Apr 02, 2023
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Minimalist, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Minimalism, Light Weight Travel? What is the common thread among all these? Well, the topic of minimalism has been there on my mind for long, so has been the related work topic, MVP. Let's delve into seeing how we can apply the concepts from minimalism into MVP.
Minimalism is a lifestyle and a trending term for several years now. Minimalism has many definitions for different people. So what is minimalism?

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