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Checklists are important

Checklists are important It is important to create a great set of checklists. One checklist that I created will allow a team to check off high-level activities throughout the life…

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Communication Plan

Communication Plan A communication plan is a written document that describes the objectives you want to accomplish and to whom and how your objectives will be communicated. Communications can include…

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Creating a Business Requirements Document

Creating a Business Requirements Document One of the most important documents that a Business Analyst can create is the Business Requirements Document (BRD). The BRD is a key deliverable in…

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BRD – Template 1

BRD Template Business Requirements Documents (BRD) may be the key to many successful projects but there isn’t a one size fits all approach to BRDs. You should be able to…

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5 Questions to ask when selecting or customizing a deliverable

5 Questions to ask when selecting or customizing a deliverable When working on a project do you follow a standard set of deliverables for every project or do you create…

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Creating Project Documentation Creating project documentation is not just about filling in the gaps on the project templates. Often BAs have to complete a variety of project deliverables and reports.…

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Is Agile right for you?

Is Agile Right for you? The “it” thing in the IT-BA world right now seems to be an interest in using Agile methodology. People hear that being Agile means you…

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Product Backlog vs. Sprint Backlog

Product Backlog vs. Sprint Backlog If you are new to the Agile world or just want to incorporate new ideas into your traditional ways of working you can create two…

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Agile: Scrum – 5×5 Things

SCRUM - a few things to know Overview The Scrum Team presents the “Done” features to the Product Owner and stakeholders (Prototype of what has been completed). Functionality not “done”…

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Asking Questions

Asking Questions Asking questions is a very important technique for any Business Analyst. Asking the right question will give you the information that you require and often help you elicit…

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