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12 Jun, 2019

Foundations of Business Architecture

12 June, 2019
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Business Architecture

Every organization needs a business architecture – the blueprint that explains the structure of the enterprise capabilities, business processes, and information exchanges, connecting strategy with execution Introduction A Business Architecture describes the business processes and functions needed to support an enterprise’s business strategy.  It consists of requirements, principles, and model

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22 Feb, 2019

Scope Creep Challenge Stakeholders Want More

22 February, 2019
Dagmar Anne Cole, CBAP
Business Analysis

The Business Analyst is confronted with the stakeholder’s desire to modify features, functions and requirements “just because” resulting in scope creep.  Why are the stakeholders asking for changes and what can a Business Analyst do about it?   Introduction Project scope defines the extent of the project; “scope creep” is the tendency to add features, functions, business rules or

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13 Sep, 2018

Business Analyst Toolkit

13 September, 2018
Nimil Parikh
Business Analysis

Every business analyst should know the optimal tools and techniques to use in any situation. Having this skill reduces stress, improves performance, and enables better results Introduction Chaos! Stress! Everyday mess! Isn’t this an everyday situation for a business analyst (BA)? If not, either you have reached job satisfaction or you have not been introduced to the real world of business analys

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5 Sep, 2018

Extended Data Dictionary Approach and Benefits

05 September, 2018
LN Mishra
Business Analysis

An extended data dictionary can provide business requirements analysts with the ability to catalog and use many more attributes and metadata than an standard data dictionary Introduction One of the key goals of business analysis is to obtain complete solution requirements​. Among the solution requirements, possibly the largest share falls to user interface requirements, since most applications h

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9 May, 2018

Managing Stakeholders

09 May, 2018
Dagmar Anne Cole, CBAP
Business Analysis

The Business Analyst meets with stakeholders, but does the Business Analyst manage stakeholders?  The successful BA should engage in stakeholder management to ensure the correct user provides requirements. Introduction A stakeholder is an individual who has an interest in your application and provides requirements, processes, or other information.  The Business Analyst (BA) has the sometimes dif

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18 Dec, 2017

Difficult Decisions in Business Analysis: Truth or Dare

18 December, 2017
Dagmar Anne Cole, CBAP
Business Analysis

The Business Analyst plays “Truth or Dare.” Does Dare accept the challenge of an impossible task and possibly discover hidden opportunity or accept the conventional truth and bypass the challenge? Introduction In the game Truth or Dare, a player either responds to a question by telling the truth or is dared to complete a difficult task. Often, the Business Analyst is caught in a game of Truth

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8 Dec, 2017

Foundations of Business Analysis

08 December, 2017
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Business Analysis

Business Analysis is an essential skill that every successful organization must have, since it focuses on determining solutions to business problems using process and proven techniques. Introduction Business analysis is the collection of activities that allow an organization to examine their goals and objectives, and the processes they must use to achieve those goals and objectives. It is the set

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20 Sep, 2014

Business Rules Overview

20 September, 2014
David Marco
Business Rules

Business rules tell an organization what activities it should perform to achieve a defined and desired result.  Business rules should be documented to be most effective across the organization. Introduction At their highest level, business rules tell an organization what activities it should perform to achieve a defined and desired result.  Many organizations first develop a business strategy to

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