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: 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 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: 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: 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: Top 9 Tips for an RDM Software Selection Project

Tip 1: Treat RDM software selection as any other project. Follow your project lifecycle and requirements definition and management (RDM) process—as you would for any other project. Apply sound project management and business analysis practices to assure that the...
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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: 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: 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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