Yes, sometimes we BA’s need to think of creative ways to help us withhold the technology and implementation detail from our requirements.Read More
During some time off a while back, I went to Project Gutenberg and downloaded The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. I still haven’t read them all, but I was surprised to see the great detective speak out so strongly in favor of requirements in A Scandal in Bohemia.Read More
I recently stumbled upon this video, got a kick out of it and thoughts I’d share. It is basically a video parody for the process of designing the stop sign if the project were kicked off in 2008. There have definitely been times in my career as a BA where I’ve felt like the poor chap trying to design to the customers’ specs.
Oh.. and for geeks like me who saw this and then wondered when we really did get the stop sign, here’s an interesting link.Read More
I love reading Thomas Sowell’s articles on economics and its social and political ramifications. His “Basic Economics” book broke down the basics of supply and demand as well as other economic principles in a way even I could understand! Today, however, his article was a rant on how hard today’s electronic gadgets are to use.Read More
One way IT factories can really hurt themselves and their companies is by underemphasizing, or not considering at all the notion that systems and components should be designed with “reuse” in mind.
What is reuse, or the Reuse Model?Read More
One of the main challenges in drafting requirements is to state “what” the solution must entail, and not “how” the solution must be tailored. I found the excerpt below from a paper authored by Ivy Hooks very helpful.Read More
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