Category: Articles

July 13, 2020

These are all the knowledge that a BA must-have.

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines” – Robert H. Schuller — The BA career is not like others, is hard to find a place where to learn it from scratch how to start or what we have to know. When you are a BA beginner, you know more or less what a ba should do but if right now someone gives you a […]

July 6, 2020

BA first job. Where to begin? Use this innovative methodology…

One of the biggest problems that beginner business analysts have to face often materialises when they get their first job. Along with the fear of the unknown due to not having the knowledge of what exactly they are going to find in the new place, is the fear of not knowing what to do or where to start regarding the BA tasks. This problem stems […]

June 15, 2020

What is SQL and when business analysts have to use it?

“It is essential to have good tools, but it is also essential that the tools should be used in the right way.” – Wallace D. Wattles — One of the tools that many companies want business analysts to know is SQL (Structured Query Language). SQL is a data query language and it’s used to carry out data analysis through an interface that allows business analysts […]

June 8, 2020

Meet one of the most fun non technical it jobs

“If work isn’t fun, you are playing for the wrong team.” –Frank Sonnenberg — Did you know that there are non technical IT jobs and that they are also fun? If you didn’t let me tell you that there are, and one of the most fun is the business analyst role. Now you might be wondering what I mean with “fun”. Let me tell you […]

June 1, 2020

What’s the BA’s role in an Agile environment?

“By helping others we help ourselves.” – Anonymous — As the agile methodology advances, business analysts find it more difficult to understand what their role is in this and what are the changes that the agile methodology involves. Despite the fact that the role of the business analyst is rarely measured in the descriptions of the methodology, this does not mean that the business analysis […]

May 25, 2020

How to communicate business analysis information effectively

“Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity” – Nat Turner — The purpose of communicating business analysis information is to ensure stakeholders have a shared understanding of business analysis information. To do this, business analysts must communicate appropriate information to stakeholders but this does not simply involve pushing information out and assuming it was received and understood. The business analysts job is to […]

May 19, 2020

4 Techniques to confirm elicitation results

“Don’t ask the mind to confirm what is beyond the mind. Direct experience is the only valid confirmation. “ – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj– In this article, you are going to learn four techniques that will give you more tools when it comes to getting the confirmation for the elicitation results. This post will help you if you are a business analyst beginner and you want […]

May 11, 2020

Three types of Elicitation

“Until you believe you have option, you will continue to feel stuck” – Sean Stephenson When someone mentions the word elicitation, the first idea that comes to our head is “stakeholder’s interview”, but for those who aren’t aware, that’s not the only one type of elicitation. Elicitation is not necessarily a face to face interaction. The BABOK Guide enlists 3 different ways to understand stakeholders […]

May 3, 2020

The main 18 elicitation techniques.

“Progress in science depends on new techniques, new discoveries and new ideas, probably in that order.” – Sydney Brenner — In the previous article (Prepare elicitation by completing 5 activities) we have learnt how to prepare for elicitation, and the last activity was to select the proper technique to be able to effectively identify the user needs. There are many techniques and each of them […]

April 19, 2020

The 5 elicitation and collaboration’s tasks

“Comming together is a beggining, staying together is progress and orking together is a success.” – Henry Ford — In order to explain how to perform a certain task, the best way is to think of it as a process that has a series of steps with a beginning and an end. Therefore, to explain the business analysis process we could say that in its […]