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: The Pendulum Swing of Organizations

I wonder if organizations give out awards for surviving the most reorganizations in a single decade to particular business functions. I'm thinking that most analysts get to experience this frequently as the pendulum of organizational design swings...
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Blog: Requirements Maturity Checkup!

How mature is your organization’s requirements practices? Now you can find out! IAG Consulting has just launched a new (free) online assessment tool that will evaluate your requirements maturity based on 40 questions. The assessment is based on IA...
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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: IIBA BABOK Version Three Released This Week

International Institute of Business Analysis® (IIBA®) has just releasing a new version of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) which has expanded the scope of the standard to new areas like business architecture and BPM, revamped the knowledge area and...
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Blog: What Is Requirements Discovery?

Requirements discovery is also often referred to as requirements elicitation, requirements gathering, requirements analysis, and requirements definition. We prefer to use the term because it's a little less high-brow, more meaningful, and more app...
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Blog: Key Questions for Breaking Through on a Difficult User Story

The Challenge User stories that should be simple are frequently quite complex, written ambiguously, or have underlying needs that are hidden below the surface. Some should be broken up in to multiple stories. You may not know how best to write a u...
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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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