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The most difficult part of discovering and analyzing requirements on agile teams is determining how much detail is needed and when we should discuss the details. Early advocates of agile approaches, like SCRUM, emphasized a high level product vision at … Continue reading
I love the end of the year articles about the top ten movies of the year, or top ten books, and also the New Year predictions like “12 trends to watch in 2017”. Every year during the holidays, I find … Continue reading
I came across a new phrase last week, which I really like: “aggressive transparency”. I saw this phrase in the Project Management Institute, Inc. exposure draft of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth … Continue reading
We teach prioritization techniques in many of our classes and many of the conversations we have at conferences and meetings are about how challenging it can be to get a group of people to agree on project priorities or even … Continue reading
I’m going to the BBC Conference (Building Business Capability) next week and am really looking forward to the sessions, the exhibit hall, and networking with other professionals. I realize that I am fortunate to be able to attend several conferences … Continue reading
“What should I do to pass before the deadline?” So you waited until the last month to take your CBAP® or CCBA® Exam? I won’t lecture you on procrastination (although I am very tempted to!). I have been getting quite … Continue reading
This is the fifth and final post in a series about the PMI-PBA® certification. The last exam area is the Evaluation domain and includes the work necessary to make sure the solution is ready for the stakeholders, and that it delivers … Continue reading
This is the fourth post in a series about the PMI-PBA certification. The Traceability and Monitoring domain follows the Analysis domain and includes much of the business analysis work that is traditionally called Requirements Management.
Paying attention to the details is good business analysis How many little mistakes do you see? I open the newspaper in the morning and see a typo. I open my email and see a grammatical error. I go to a … Continue reading
As organizations work to be more agile and nimble, people responsible for eliciting and analyzing requirements are working to find new ways to understand and communicate about user and product needs.