Blog: What is Requirements Maturity?

We’ve been in the business of helping companies improve their requirements definition and management (RDM) maturity for over 13 years. One thing I’ve noticed is that companies that have made significant improvement in RDM tend to believe they are …

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...

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...

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…

Blog: The 3 R’s For Courageous Business Analysis and Project Management

As the Enterprise Business Architecture Practice Lead at IAG, I attended the recent Business Analyst World event this June with extreme interest. The Business Analysis industry continues to grow – with more companies hiring, and more employees getting trained and...

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…

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: 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: 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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