Category: Articles

April 5, 2020

Are Requirements and Designs the same?

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele — The distinction between requirements and designs is not always clear. The techniques used for the analysis process are the same for both. The definition of a requirement leads us to a design and this to a […]

March 8, 2020

The business analysis Key Terms

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis Why it is important to learn what the business analysis key terms are? Here are two reasons: It will allow you to understand the everyday lingo business analysts use. You will be able to understand the BABOK® Guide. These are the terms you will learn: Business analysis. Business Analysis Information. Design. […]

March 2, 2020

The Business Analysis Core Concept Model™

“A little progress each day adds up to big results. “ – Anonimous In this article, we are going to look at The Business Analysis Core Concept Model™. It is a conceptual framework for business analysis that will help you to understand the type of information involved in business analysis tasks. Let’s see what all this is about. All the information in this article has […]

February 16, 2020

Who is a Business Analyst?

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill In this article, we will go through the third point of the first chapter of the BABOK® Guide. It’s very important to know the definition of the role you will be performing and the activities that this involves. Let’s go for it! All the information in this article has been […]

January 26, 2020

Comparative chart for Technical and Non-Technical Business Analysts.

“Act like the person you want to become” In this article, you will get a list of responsibilities that Technical and Non-Technical Business Analysts must perform. Through a comparative chart, you will be able to see what their similarities are and their differences at a glance. Comparative Chart. In the last post, we have seen The knowledge only Technical Business Analysts are required to have […]

January 20, 2020

The knowledge only Technical Business Analysts are required to have.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe In this article, you will learn 4 different requirements that companies may expect a Technical Business Analyst to understand. These are Programming, Database, SQL and PL-SQL. Let me explain what each of these requirements are about and why they want Technical Business Analysts to have them. Programming. Some companies are […]

January 12, 2020

The four reasons why Business Analysts have to do the UAT.

“If you can dream it, you can do it” — Walt Disney We learned last time about User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Conventional Testing and the role each plays in the software development cycle. [Read more] You may wonder why ‘User Testing’ is executed by the Business Analyst (BA) instead of being completed by someone from the quality assurance area? After all, the UAT’s purpose is […]

January 5, 2020

What type of testing do Business Analysts have responsibility for?

“The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your contribution. When you work to improve the life of others, your life improves automatically.” — Kurek Ashley At this stage, we all know that the basic responsibilities of a Business Analyst are requirements gathering, analysing and documenting, [Read more]. But depending on the project, there may be additional responsibilites that Business Analysts […]

December 23, 2019

What’s the difference between Business Analysis and Business Analytics ?

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.“ — Audre Lorde Business Analysis and Business Analytics are often confused due to the similarity in their names. The role that performed business analysis is called Business Analyst, and the one that performs business analytics is called Data Analyst. They both analyse data and they both […]

December 15, 2019

Tips to improve 3 key Business Analyst skills.

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action” — Tony Robbins In the previous post, we talked about the 3 key skills that every business analyst must have: Communication skills, Analytical capacity and Relationship management. In this article, we will see what you can do to improve them and how. Communication skills. The way you express your ideas is your biggest strength as […]