Category: Articles

December 9, 2019

The 3 key skills that every business analyst must have

“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” — Brian Herbery When the idea of learning a new skill comes to our head, the majority of us think about the knowledge we have to acquire in order to be able to perform the tasks this new skill will require, but we almost […]

December 1, 2019

Three (3) steps to become a business analyst from scratch

You can, you should and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. — Stephen King There is nothing more frustrating than not knowing where to start when it comes to learning something new. We all know what it feels like and that this feeling can lead us to the total abandonment of our purposes without even having started. In my country, we have a […]

November 24, 2019

One of the best business requirements document examples

“Write what should not be forgotten.” — Isabel Allende It doesn’t matter how much experience you have writing business requirements documents, every company will expect something different from you. In this post, I will share with you one of the best business requirement examples to use in agile environments. Sometimes the business analyst could reuse the business requirements templates they got in their last company, […]

November 14, 2019

Five (5) key business analyst roles and responsibilities

“The price of greatness is responsibility.“ — Winston Churchill Every time we apply for a job position its description has a section with a heading such as: “your mission“, “day to day” or simply “job description“. All these titles refer to the key business analyst roles and responsibilities . In this post I will list the 5 most important ones that the majority of companies […]

November 8, 2019

What does a Business Analyst do?

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” — Voltaire. The BA role in the software development life cycle Either the agile software development life cycle and the traditional one follow similar process and every new software product should complete in order to reach the highest levels of quality. Its most basic version consists of the following steps: Each of these steps […]