Blog: The Requirements Maturity Model Explained

The Requirements Maturity Model (RMM) is a means to benchmark an organization’s effectiveness in requirements definition and management by looking at maturity in six underlying capabilities. Like similar standards-based models, it classifies compa...
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Blog: PMI Releases New Report on Requirements Management

This past week, The Project Management Institute released results of a study on one of our favorite topics – the importance of requirements.   PMI’s Pulse of the Profession® In-Depth Report on Requirements Management will hopefully serve as a wakeup call and provide...
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Blog: Determine when you are “done”

Four simple tests to assess if requirements are not done These are Business Requirements level tests that work and will improve your requirements quality irrespective of delivery methodology: If the requirements lack context: Requirements always e...
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Blog: New Report Finds Global IT Waste Due to Poor Requirements similar to IAG BA Benchmark

Maveric Systems, a Chennai based software testing company recently released a report on requirements definition and management based on a study of tier-1 and tier-2 banks in the UK, Benelux, Nordics, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific. One of their major...
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Blog: 15 Types of Questions to use in your Requirements Discovery Sessions

As a facilitator of Requirements Discovery Sessions, one of your primary skills is questioning. Here are the fifteen types of questions you should be using when you are facilitating a requirements discovery session on your projects. Type Explanati...
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Blog: The Business Analyst’s Role – Clear as Mud

How well is the Business Analyst’s role defined in your organization? The Organization Needs a BA Role At a recent Business Analyst World conference in Toronto, it was not a surprise to hear many of the speakers lamenting about projects that continue to roll in late...
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Blog: How Necessary is Requirements Definition for that Small App or Enhancement?

Small application development projects are lighter and usually don't require such extensive process standards, advanced methods, governance, documentation, planning and management that larger IT projects do. But don't make the mistake of skipping ...
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Blog: Outsourcing the Requirements Elicitation Job to External Consultants

What do you need the most when eliciting requirements? Face-time with Subject Matter Experts and their Managers. As a Business Analyst employed in a typical organization, what is the thing you get the least of? Face-time with Subject Matter Expert...
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Blog: Sparx Releases Enterprise Architect 11

Sparx Systems has released the newest version of its flagship Enterprise Architect modeling & management software for enterprise architects, business analysts and software developers.  Enterprise Architect 11 is a major release with hundreds of new enhancements...

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