The model that really matters is the one that people have in their minds. All other models and...Read More
You may be a great facilitator, an excellent “elicitor” of requirements; your analytical skills may be second to none, but if you can’t package and present information in an easily usable form, then you’re not completing the job as a business analyst.Read More
Here are some great product links and quotes on rapid UI prototyping that have helped reinforce the value of visualized requirements in my mind, and that I thought you might find interesting.Read More
Adrian Marchis at Modern Analyst posted a helpful article on process mapping describing, among other things, diagramming the “as-is” process as part of the overall process mapping exercise.
A very interesting and active discussion has followed concerning whether modeling the “as-is” process is valuable, or a waste of time and effort.Read More
Craig Brown, who runs the fabulous project management/business analysis blog Better Projects made a call for participation to various bloggers in that niche to list the first and last analysis models we’ve used at work. Being the good sport that I am, here’s my reply.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
Recently, I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in some very interesting training sessions relating to business process re-engineering, and UML modeling. Now, I have long understood the value of use cases, but have...Read More
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