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The who, what, when, where, why, and how of business requirements

A business analyst can ask these six simple questions when documenting the business requirements: Who will create each deliverable? What deliverables must be created? When will the deliverables be created? Where…

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Why do we need to document requirements?

Project Requirements Requirements are the backbone of any project. They help us understand the needs of our users and help us provide a solution to meet those needs. Documented requirements…

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What is the difference between requirements gathering and requirements elicitation?

One of the first things that I try to teach new BAs is Requirements Elicitation. This is a valuable skill that you can use at all levels of business analysis…

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Activities when planning a project

For those of you out there that are still wondering what is it that we do as a BA, here is a list of activities that I think about when…

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Data and Business Analysis

Data analysis can easily be overlooked when it comes to business analysis. Data is a key aspect of many organizations and special consideration should be given to data analysis when…

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Scope Creep

As a business analyst, it is important to know the difference between project scope, product scope, and scope creep.  Project Scope is the work that is required to be completed to…

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Getting Started

So, you have decided to pursue a career in business analysis or you were forced into this role until you can do what you want. Well good for you. Business…

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Business Analysis

If I wanted to be a project manager, I would have become a project manager.  Business analysis is a great area to be in for anyone just starting their career…

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