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BAs Will Falter Until They Learn to Discover REAL, Business Requirements > Business Analyst Community & Resources | Modern Analyst

Widely-accepted conventional requirements models continue to create creep—changes to settled requirements which are a major cause of projec
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What Requirements to Specify for COTS and SaaS Projects

What Requirements to Specify for COTS and SaaS Projects | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
As a business analyst on a COTS or Saas project your role changes. COTS requirements focus on ensuring fit to business needs and defining a solution approach.
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Adapting the requirements gathering process for Commercial off the shelf packages (COTS)

Adapting the requirements gathering process for Commercial off the shelf packages (COTS) | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Commercial off the shelf packages (COTS) are packaged solutions that can be used out of the box or configured to meet the business needs. This is instead of creating software from scratch. The benefit of the latter is that the solution can be developed to meet the requirements exactly. Using COTS may involve
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The Power of Story in Business Analysis

The Power of Story in Business Analysis | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before – you’re on a project that was thrust on your stakeholder groups from high above.  They wer
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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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Business Analyst | Requirements for Implementing Packaged Solutions

Business Analyst | Requirements for Implementing Packaged Solutions | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Many organizations acquire and adapt purchased packaged solutions (also called commercial off-the-shelf, or COTS, products) to meet their softwar
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IT Requirements when Buying, not Making: Effective specifications to select off-the-shelf software - Requirements Engineering Magazine

IT Requirements when Buying, not Making: Effective specifications to select off-the-shelf software - Requirements Engineering Magazine | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Procuring off-the-shelf or COTS software is often the only feasible route to access new facilities, due to the reduced…
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Bespoke vs. off-the-shelf software | Hardware, software and games | Subject areas | Publishing and editorial | BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Bespoke vs. off-the-shelf software | Hardware, software and games | Subject areas | Publishing and editorial | BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
Whether to buy tailored software solutions or off-the-shelf software packages is common dilemma. Marc Bray of Logsys, examines the pros, cons and cost implications of both.
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Why Is SIPOC Important for Business Analysis?

Why Is SIPOC Important for Business Analysis? | Business Analysis | Scoop.it
When performing any process discovery or improvement activity, one first needs to know about the big picture and understand how it fits into the business.
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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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