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…

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…

Blog: IAG Consulting Offers Free Online Requirements Maturity Assessment Tool

NEW CASTLE, DE (January 14, 2012) IAG Consulting, the leading requirements consulting and software solutions provider, has announced the availability of an online tool for organizations to assess the maturity of their requirements definition and management (RDM)...

The User Story Discovery Canvas from IAG

One of the aspects of being a Business Analyst Consultant that I feel a keen responsibility for is asking good questions. By that, I mean asking questions that are both relevant and relatively easy to answer. When I started out my career as a BA I honesty did not...

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 …

Blog: Five Change Management Best Practices for BA/RDM Maturity Improvement Programs

Implementing new or refined processes, practices and rules for requirements and analysis in the project and development lifecycles can have significant organization benefits but can also be challenging and risks failure if not done effectively. The importance of...

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…

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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