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When you assume…

When you assume… Most of us have been told at some point in our lives that we should not assume things because it makes an ass out of u and me. Being a Business Analyst…

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Throwaway Prototype

Throwaway Prototype A throwaway prototype sounds pretty much what it is – you create a “prototype” and when you are done with it you throw it away. For example, you…

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Three Simple Questions

Three Simple Questions There are three simple questions that you can ask when you are starting a new project. These questions will help you prepare for the elicitation process and…

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Work Product vs. Deliverable

Work Product vs. Deliverable What is the difference between a work product and a deliverable? A work product is a report, diagram, or collection of documents used by the business…

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What is Scope?

What is Scope? Most business analysts have created documents that contained a section called “Scope”. The scope is very important and can often be misused. The scope simply refers to…

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Approved by the Client

BA Quick Tip Approved by the client When working with client requirements, a quick and easy tip for requirements elicitation is to ask the client what they want, record it…

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How to Successfully Complete a Project

How to Successfully Complete a Project Sometimes it might seem that you are spinning your wheels and getting nowhere on a project. The following list may seem simple but these…

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Steps to Becoming a Great Business Analyst

Steps to Becoming a Great Business Analyst While writing a presentation on “tips for becoming a better BA”, I came up with a list of topics that could be used…

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What does the Project Charter consist of?

What does the Project Charter consist of? Have you ever been asked what items make up a project charter? The project charter generally consists of the following six items: 1.…

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Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)

Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) A Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) is a tool used to identify and track requirements throughout a project lifecycle. An RTM can be part of the Business Requirements Document…

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