Category Archives: Requirements

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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Agile Requirements – The Dance of the Details

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

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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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Satisfying Stakeholders with Agile Requirements

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.  

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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: 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 Global Congress 2014—North America

Notes on PMI’s New Business Analysis Track I’ve been to PMI® Global Congress a few times in the past and always felt like an outsider. As a full-time business analyst (BA), I rarely found sessions that really hit on tips … Continue reading

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Business Analysis Tools and Techniques

8 Tips for Choosing Business Analysis Techniques The first time you became aware of the number of business analysis techniques, what was your reaction? Was it shock and awe, or a feeling that you would never be able to master … Continue reading

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Discovering Agile in Unexpected Places

The Kitchen Remodel I have hired a contractor to remodel my kitchen and am seeing lots of agile techniques being used! I don’t think my contractor knows he is using agile techniques, but I recognize them and think they are … Continue reading

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