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Asking Open-Ended Questions

Getting the important business needs out of the requirements gathering process should be the goal of every business analyst. In this article, Karl Wiegers discusses the benefits of asking open-ended questions during requirements specification. They are especially useful to discover exceptions to the normal process behaviour. You are then able to determine and describe how […]

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International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)

The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is an independent non-profit professional association for business analyst. IIBA was established in 2003 as a Canadian Corporation. Its mission is to develop and maintain standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of its practitioners. IIBA local chapters exist in many cities in Canada, […]

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How Long Do Requirements Take?

In this blog post, Karl E. Wiegers tries to answer the question: How long will it take to “do requirements” on your software project? The answer is naturally: it depends! The post lists conditions that can accelerate requirements development and other factors that lengthen the time needed for effective requirements development. Things are also different […]

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Videos

An Introduction to Business Analysis

This video provides an overview of the different types of communication between business and IT units and offers a comprehensive overview of business analysis itself.

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Stop Gathering Requirements

The concept of “gathering requirements” comes from the premise that there are requirements out there someplace that the business analyst has to find. But do users or stakeholders really have requirements? In this article, Steve Blais says that users don’t have requirements, so business analysts have to stop gathering requirements. His opinion is that user […]

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Business Analysist Critical Path

This video provides a walkthrough of the tasks the Business Analyst will perform along a standard project.

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