Category: BABOK Articles

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 26, 2020

Prepare elicitation by completing 5 activities.

“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail” – Benjamin Frankling — In the previous article, we talked about elicitation and we learned that it is the way to obtain the necessary information to identify the user’s need. As business analysts, we know in theory what elicitation is and what we have to do to carry it out, but it is hard to find […]

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 […]

April 12, 2020

Planning the business analysis approach

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint Exupéry — The purpose of planning business analysis approaches is to define an appropriate method to conduct business analysis activities. Business analysis approaches describe the overall method that will be followed when performing business analysis work on a given initiative, how and when tasks will be performed and the deliverables that will be produced.  […]

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 23, 2020

The 10 different Stakeholders

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. “ – Charles Dickens Why is important to know what the different stakeholders are?. The reason resides in the definition of stakeholder: “A stakeholder is an individual or group that a business analyst is likely to interact with directly or indirectly.” In order to get all the information business analysts need to create […]

March 16, 2020

Requirements Classification Schema

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino The BABOK® Guide lists four types of requirements which are the main business analysis deliverables. There are three important reasons for learning this classification. Firstly, understanding the difference between these four requirements. Secondly, understanding their purpose. Lastly, the help that having a structure offers when it comes to learning the […]

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 […]