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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Writing Better Requirements

    There's little argument that investigating and identifying business needs (i.e. requirements) is a critical task of business analysis. However it's of little use correctly identifying business needs if the people can't then effectively document them - to the clients who will be paying for the solution and to the developers...

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  • White Papers // May 2012

    The BA's Journey - From a Current to a Future State

    Many words have been written about the process of business analysis and how it can be performed on different types of projects. There are a multitude of tools and techniques which can be used plus methodologies and frameworks to suit a wide variety of circumstances. This makes it all too...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Data Modelling & Object Oriented Development

    At some stage in their working life, every business analyst will have some involvement with data modeling. They may need to model how data is (or will be) used or - if they only deal with requirements investigation - then someone else in the team will need to verify that...

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    From Mission Statement to Business Process

    Most business analysts will never interview a CEO and many don't understand how a company's real objectives cascade down to the little bit of requirements they're doing for a particular system. How does the author system fit into the company's business strategy? What is the author role in the big...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Just Enough Documentation

    Is documentation a blessing or a curse? If you're working on an agile project does it get in the way? If you're updating a core system that runs your company's business, are you cursing the analyst who didn't adequately document all the business functionality? Is today's agile project tomorrow's core...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    How To Deliver A Recommendation

    Like it or not, every business analyst (and usually most project managers and developers) will have to stand up in front of a group and present. The group might be the business clients, the project stakeholders or just the fellow team members but for many people, one of two things...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Interview Your Boss

    Ever had to interview your boss - or a divisional general manager - or the managing director of a key customer? What about a politician or a senior executive in a government department? All these scenarios can be nerve racking, yet they're something a business analyst may be required to...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    The Creative Business Analyst Part 3 - Making Better Decisions

    This final paper of the series it looks at decision making techniques - how to select the best idea from the many come up with - and how to justify recommendation to client, manager and peers. Unfortunately the word solution means different things to different people - to a designer...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Creative Business Analyst Part 2 - Generating Solution Ideas

    A lot of people think that coming up with solutions to business problems is the hardest part about being a business analyst - particularly when working with a client who knows more about the business than people ever will. Don't believe it, after all they've already made considerable progress in...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Golden Rules for Business Analysts

    Methods, techniques, tools and trends will come and go, to be replaced by others. Some will be totally new ideas, others are repackaging of what has gone before - perhaps in a new form better suited to the times. Golden rules can be distinguished by the fact that they are...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    The Creative Business Analyst: Part 1 - Understanding Problems

    Many are familiar with the process of business analysis - start by gathering requirements from stakeholders then turn them into a specification which developers can understand. These days however, one needs to do more than just document the requirements. One needs to work with stakeholders and business users to understand...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // May 2008

    The How to of Essential Modelling

    Also called abstract or business modelling, essential modelling can be an extremely valuable tool for the business analyst. Instead of modelling how things are done (the current system), or how they might be done (a proposed system), one models what is done, or what might be done. For example the...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Writing Better Requirements

    There's little argument that investigating and identifying business needs (i.e. requirements) is a critical task of business analysis. However it's of little use correctly identifying business needs if the people can't then effectively document them - to the clients who will be paying for the solution and to the developers...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Data Modelling & Object Oriented Development

    At some stage in their working life, every business analyst will have some involvement with data modeling. They may need to model how data is (or will be) used or - if they only deal with requirements investigation - then someone else in the team will need to verify that...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // May 2011

    From Mission Statement to Business Process

    Most business analysts will never interview a CEO and many don't understand how a company's real objectives cascade down to the little bit of requirements they're doing for a particular system. How does the author system fit into the company's business strategy? What is the author role in the big...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // May 2008

    The How to of Essential Modelling

    Also called abstract or business modelling, essential modelling can be an extremely valuable tool for the business analyst. Instead of modelling how things are done (the current system), or how they might be done (a proposed system), one models what is done, or what might be done. For example the...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    The Creative Business Analyst: Part 1 - Understanding Problems

    Many are familiar with the process of business analysis - start by gathering requirements from stakeholders then turn them into a specification which developers can understand. These days however, one needs to do more than just document the requirements. One needs to work with stakeholders and business users to understand...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Golden Rules for Business Analysts

    Methods, techniques, tools and trends will come and go, to be replaced by others. Some will be totally new ideas, others are repackaging of what has gone before - perhaps in a new form better suited to the times. Golden rules can be distinguished by the fact that they are...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // May 2009

    The Creative Business Analyst Part 2 - Generating Solution Ideas

    A lot of people think that coming up with solutions to business problems is the hardest part about being a business analyst - particularly when working with a client who knows more about the business than people ever will. Don't believe it, after all they've already made considerable progress in...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    The Creative Business Analyst Part 3 - Making Better Decisions

    This final paper of the series it looks at decision making techniques - how to select the best idea from the many come up with - and how to justify recommendation to client, manager and peers. Unfortunately the word solution means different things to different people - to a designer...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Interview Your Boss

    Ever had to interview your boss - or a divisional general manager - or the managing director of a key customer? What about a politician or a senior executive in a government department? All these scenarios can be nerve racking, yet they're something a business analyst may be required to...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    How To Deliver A Recommendation

    Like it or not, every business analyst (and usually most project managers and developers) will have to stand up in front of a group and present. The group might be the business clients, the project stakeholders or just the fellow team members but for many people, one of two things...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Just Enough Documentation

    Is documentation a blessing or a curse? If you're working on an agile project does it get in the way? If you're updating a core system that runs your company's business, are you cursing the analyst who didn't adequately document all the business functionality? Is today's agile project tomorrow's core...

    Provided By IRM Training

  • White Papers // May 2012

    The BA's Journey - From a Current to a Future State

    Many words have been written about the process of business analysis and how it can be performed on different types of projects. There are a multitude of tools and techniques which can be used plus methodologies and frameworks to suit a wide variety of circumstances. This makes it all too...

    Provided By IRM Training