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Overautomation - the Value of Returning to Manual Work

Overautomation - the Value of Returning to Manual Work | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
I regularly post about the advantages of using natural (as opposed to artificial) intelligence in the workplace.  I also carefully say that there are two kinds of work: routine work that should be ...
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The Business Analysis Profession has no Principles!

The Business Analysis Profession has no Principles! | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
We business analysts often complain and wring our hands over the lack of respect we get as a profession. We debate what we are and what our profession...
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Profession of Principles or Principles in Profession !!!

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Don't Push Agile, Pull It

Don't Push Agile, Pull It | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Introducing Agile methods to a team in an organization deeply rooted in waterfall ways is tough, especially when the culture is risk-averse and well-established.
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Six Things Every Business Analyst Should Know About Data

Six Things Every Business Analyst Should Know About Data | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
1) Just because data is less popular than process doesn’t mean it’s less important Business users are happy to discuss workflow diagrams representing...
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TechWell | Business Analysts—Don't Hide from the Data Model

TechWell | Business Analysts—Don't Hide from the Data Model | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Among business analysts, there is often a real reluctance to model data as it is seen as a technical activity rather than a business-focused activity.
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Increasing Proficiency of Business Analyst Professionals > Business Analyst Community & Resources | Modern Analyst > Business Analyst Articles & Systems Analysis Articles | Modern Analyst

Increasing Proficiency of Business Analyst Professionals > Business Analyst Community & Resources | Modern Analyst > Business Analyst Articles & Systems Analysis Articles | Modern Analyst | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Business Analyst Articles - Articles on topics related to business analysis and systems analysis as well as other subjects of interest to the business analyst and systems analyst.
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Be the Change

Be the Change | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Are you being slighted by project team members and stakeholders? Are your ideas ignored or credited to others?
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The curse of the Business Case

The curse of the Business Case | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Whether you work for a large, small or mid-size organisation, one thing that is certain is that you’ll have access to limited resources.  Even the organisations with the deepest pockets still have ...
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TechWell | How to Bring Requirements to Life

TechWell | How to Bring Requirements to Life | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
A key skill of the business analyst is to elicit and analyze requirements and to help stakeholders consider a range of possible solutions.
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TechWell | How Requirements Can Help Avoid Project Failure and Waste

TechWell | How Requirements Can Help Avoid Project Failure and Waste | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Studies and experience show that higher quality and better value solutions are achieved by projects that attain a thorough and unambiguous understanding of business and user requirements.
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8 Ways to Be Less Irritating and Minimize Follow-Up Questions After Requirements Meetings

8 Ways to Be Less Irritating and Minimize Follow-Up Questions After Requirements Meetings | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Do you find yourself thinking up questions after a requirements meeting that you wish you would have thought to ask? Are your stakeholders frustrated because
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How to Write a Use Case

How to Write a Use Case | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Use cases are a textual requirements specification that captures the software requirements for how a user will interact with a solution to achieve a goal.
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TechWell | Clean Language in Business Analysis

TechWell | Clean Language in Business Analysis | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Clean Language originated within the discipline of therapy and focuses on understanding other people’s personal metaphors. It can help business analysts to form better questions and prevent inadvertently leading or pre-supposing a solution.
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An Agile Perspective: The Future of Business Analysis

An Agile Perspective: The Future of Business Analysis | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
With the start of the new year, there are three common things that people like to do.  Retrospect on the past year, predict what’s going to happen in the next year, and make resolutions which may o...
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Successful Projects through Agile Project Management

Successful Projects through Agile Project Management | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Both traditional and agile project delivery embody similar principles and practices that aim to deliver measurable results. Traditional project delive...
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3 quick tips for building a “benefits friendly” business case

3 quick tips for building a “benefits friendly” business case | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Introduction: Business cases are critical for projects   As regular readers of this blog will know, I’m a firm believer that organisations should progress business and IT change projects for t...
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5 ways to use a business analyst on your project - rolandhesz.com

5 ways to use a business analyst on your project - rolandhesz.com | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
The business analyst is a crucial and very important role and there several ways to involve them on any project. I've listed 5 ways to use their expertise.
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Applying Agile Principles to Requirement Analysis

Applying Agile Principles to Requirement Analysis | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Background The Agile methodology originated within the software development industry. Since its inception in 2001 – Agile has expanded beyond an initi...
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TechWell | The Importance of Consistent Business Rules

TechWell | The Importance of Consistent Business Rules | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Often organizations have multiple information systems with different systems performing different functions. Adrian Reed highlights the importance and benefits of applying common business rules where there are multiple systems.
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TechWell | Cast a Wider Net to Get the Best Software Requirements

TechWell | Cast a Wider Net to Get the Best Software Requirements | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Stakeholders often have different views about a software project—the scope, what requirements to include and their priority, and possible solutions.
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TechWell | Playing the Critical Friend through Enterprise Analysis

TechWell | Playing the Critical Friend through Enterprise Analysis | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Enterprise analysis focuses on achieving a solid understanding of the problem or opportunity and the business and customer value that the organization hopes to achieve.
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3 Elicitation Techniques You Can Do Without Stakeholder Access

3 Elicitation Techniques You Can Do Without Stakeholder Access | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
In this article, Adrian Reed outlines three techniques that can be used when initial stakeholder availability is poor
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TechWell | Tacit Knowledge: Dodging the Requirements Hazard

TechWell | Tacit Knowledge: Dodging the Requirements Hazard | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Tacit knowledge includes the knowledge that business stakeholders possess that isn’t codified or written down anywhere—and information they don’t even know they possess.
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7 Questions That Will Get Even More Information Out of Your Stakeholders

We put a lot of burden on ourselves as business analysts to get as much information as possible as early as possible in the process. The questions we think to ask are critical to getting the right information.

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When to Write a Use Case

When to Write a Use Case | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Do you see use cases or UML or developer-ready requirements as a skill in job descriptions? Or perhaps a list of requirements specifications types along
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