Strategy Analysis is a Business Analysis knowledge area that includes 4 main tasks.

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As defined by The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide v3, IIBA®), the Strategy Analysis is an area of knowledge in Business Analysis. …

In a globalised world, communication is influenced by the most diverse factors, but mainly by cultural aspects. It is possible to observe specific principles that allow us to understand different cultures better and improve communication.

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Culture is a complex and central concept in anthropology. It defines what is accepted in society and sets a norm for the way people behave, dress, speaks, etc. There are a diversity of cultures across nations and this can go beyond regional borders since it includes expressive forms like art…

The mindset is what precedes and drives values, principles and practices in Agile.

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Agile is one of the perspectives in Business Analysis. The Agile Extension to BABOK® Guide (2017) defines the value of the Agile mindset for Business Analysts, however, the Agile mindset foundation comes from the Manifesto Agile (2001). …

Here are 10 steps to implement Requirements Management in your organization!

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Requirements Management is an ongoing process throughout a project that involves documenting, analyzing, tracing, prioritizing, agreeing on requirements, controlling changes and continuous communication with stakeholders — and keep all these tasks in balance. Managing requirements is very important in business analysis and requirements engineering because Requirements Management can help ensure…

SMART is an evaluation technique that can be used when writing software requirements

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SMART is a well-established criteria evaluation tool that originated in business management and extended to other studies fields, such as business analysis and requirements engineering. The first known mention was in 1981 when George T. Doran wrote the paper “There’s a S.M.A.R.T. way to write management’s goals and objectives”, published…

Modelling Requirements facilitates the communication of Business Analysis information with different audiences

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Models are a way to represent the business requirement information descriptively and visually during the requirements analysis. Because the communication of business analysis information to stakeholders must be bi-directional, iterative and understandable, models can facilitate the communication with different groups of stakeholders in an initiative. When requirements rely purely on…

RADD tasks are essential for Business Analysts to develop requirements and solutions that represent value to stakeholders and align with business objectives.

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The Requirements Analysis and Design Definition (a.k.a. RADD) is a knowledge area prescribed in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide v3) by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). …

Business analysts must establish a clear communication
with stakeholders and solve conflicts to obtain the approval of the business requirement.

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Sometimes the work involved in the requirements approval process requires a huge effort, especially because this simple process can become complex when multiple stakeholders collaborate and are responsible for approval. …

The many project areas are interconnected, and any requirement change in one of these areas must be assessed by Business Analyst.

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Changes are common in requirements and Business Analysts need to be in alert for whatever change happens during all requirements life cycle. This includes assessing the impact of requirements changes on a project, cooperating with impact analysis and impact solution. …

Agile, BI, IT, BA and BPM: understand these five Business Analysis perspectives.

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Business Analysis is extensive and varies across many disciplines or scenarios. The BABOK Guide v3 nominates it perspectives and highlights five ones that nowadays reflect the most common views of Business Analysis: Agile, Business Intelligence (BI), Information Technology (IT), Business Architecture (BA), Business Process Management (BPM). …

Erivan Ramos

Business Analysis & Requirements Engineering enthusiast. Information Systems & Software Engineering specialist. MBA in PM & HR. CBAP®, PMP®, CSM®, ITIL®& COBIT®

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