Category Archives: PMI-PBA®

Where Business Analysis Skills are Used

Who uses Business Analysis Skills and what is Business Analysis? IIBA® (International Institute of Business Analysis)™ defines the discipline of business analysis as “the practice of enabling change in an enterprise by defining business needs and recommending solutions that deliver … Continue reading

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DevOps may get BAs Requirements Management Tools!

BAs  love Requirements Management Tools! I love requirements management tools and wish all business analysts had access to them. Requirements management tools allow you to create requirements in a structured, organized fashion, consistent with other projects which leads to better … Continue reading

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Ask the Why Question – It Really Works!

I was recently asked by one of our customers to facilitate a requirements elicitation session on a change to an existing system. The software functionality is fairly simple so the group scheduled an hour session and just wanted an experienced … Continue reading

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PMI-PBA® Traceability and Monitoring Domain

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.  

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Cut the Costs of Regulations, Hire a Business Analyst!

  Regulatory Costs In the United States (and I am sure other countries), we hear lots of complaints about the cost of regulations. This is especially true during a presidential election year. The paradox of regulatory complaints is that some … Continue reading

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PMI-PBA® Domain: Analysis

PMI-PBA® Domain: Analysis. The third in a series of posts about the creation of our PMI-PBA Exam Prep study guide. (The first domain is Needs Assessment and the second is Planning.) PMI calls the third domain Analysis, but it is … Continue reading

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PMI-PBA Domain: Planning

The second excerpt from our upcoming study guide PMI-PBA Domain: Planning This is the second in a series of posts about the creation of our PMI-PBA Exam Prep study guide. In my first post I talked about the Needs Assessment … Continue reading

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PMI’s new Requirements Management: A Practice Guide

A bridge between two detailed standards One of the reasons I haven’t yet finished my PMI-PBA Certification study guide is that I wanted to make sure I was in alignment with PMI’s Requirements Management: A Practice Guide (see my blogs … Continue reading

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PMI-PBA® Domain: Needs Assessment

Study Guide Writing Is Underway Excerpt 1 I have started work on our PMI-PBA® Exam Prep study guide! Writing an exam prep book is a big undertaking and always a little daunting. I know many potential exam takers are anxious … Continue reading

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