There are a few essential questions we should always keep at top of mind during our discovery and solution definition efforts. I’d like to suggest an alternate way of phrasing them that may help you get more depth in the responses you receive and generate more meaningful discussion from your clients or stakeholders.
I’m a professional book junkie. Couple my commute with an Audible account, and I cover quite a bit of ground in short order. In fact, when I get around to it, I want to share some thoughts on a few […]
I have found there to be four key knowledge/capability domains that are especially important to business analysts. In this article I’ll provide a brief description of each with accompanying lists of possible self-check/development questions that you might find useful in gauging your knowledge in […]
There is no perfect, fits-all template or set of documents which will be effective across all companies or even for all of a given company’s projects. The business analyst should work with internal and external stakeholders to determine which communicative tools will best serve for each project effort and model requirements accordingly.
To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes English is involved in a struggle that never lets up even for a sentence. He is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure of the decorative adjective, against the encroachment of Latin and Greek, and, above all, against the worn-out phrases and dead metaphors with which the language is cluttered up.”
— George Orwell
I really like a simple risk matrix as a visual aid, because it makes it much easier for me to explain of how severity and probability combine to make a risk more or less serious than if I tried to explain it with words alone.