BA Technique #50: Workshops

Facilitating collaborative sessions with stakeholders to gather requirements, resolve issues, or generate innovative ideas

Erivan de Sena Ramos
5 min readMay 19, 2024

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Hello, BAs! Today, we embrace the collaborative spirit with Workshops, another impactful Business Analysis technique from The BABOK Guide v3. To facilitate interactive sessions, brace yourselves to gather stakeholders, subject matter experts, and team members. By fostering open dialogue, capturing diverse perspectives, and driving consensus, Business Analysts enable effective problem-solving, requirements elicitation, and decision-making. Let's start!

What is this technique about?

Originally, workshops denoted solely production spaces, but later, they evolved to include the Organisation Workshop (OW) for learning organizational skills through practical experience and focused business events involving key stakeholders and experts.

In Business Analysis, Workshops are structured sessions to facilitate stakeholder collaboration, engagement, and knowledge-sharing. They provide a platform for gathering diverse perspectives, brainstorming ideas, analyzing requirements, and making informed decisions. Workshops can vary in duration, format, and focus, depending on the objectives and needs of the Business…

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Erivan de Sena Ramos

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