Tag: BA Fundamentals

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 […]

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 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 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 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. […]

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 […]