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7 Powerful Analysis Techniques to Boost Value from Your Models

Data Doesn't Add Value, Data Analysis Does

Marc Lankhorst, Chief Technology Evangelist, BiZZdesign,

Strategists, architects, process experts, software developers, data managers and other professionals involved in changing the enterprise often put substantial effort in creating all kinds of useful models of their designs. In many cases, such business models, enterprise architecture models, business process models, software models, or data models are only used to specify some design, i.e. to describe what should be built.  But there is much more value to be had from these models, by using powerful analysis techniques to elicit new insights. In the following pages I will cover 7 of these analyses, discussing the business outcomes you can achieve with their help. s...

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Stakeholder Interviewing and Facilitated Meetings: steps for eliciting requirements

Mark Monteleone, President of Monteleone Consulting, LLC

This article provides high-level steps for eliciting requirements when interviewing or holding a facilitated meeting with stakeholders; it was motivated by an attendee question at a recent Modern Analyst webinar: “Functional vs. Nonfunctional requirements.”  The question was, “Can a Business Analyst elicit functional and nonfunctional requirements in the same iteration?”...

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Five Trends in Business Analysis, Project Management, and Agile

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Elizabeth Larson, Andrea Brockmeier, Richard Larson, Susan Heidorn

For almost 10 years we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year and making predictions for the upcoming year in the realms of Business Analysis, Project Management, and Agile. Some of the recent trends we have discussed: The digital BA, Lean business cases, BAs and PMs in a Dev Ops environment, BAs and PMs in the gig economy, etc.  Here are five industry trends that we have chosen for 2019:...

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Framing a New Piece of Work

Ryan Hewitt, Senior Business Analyst

Sometimes I find it difficult to explore new pieces of work in a structured way. When given a new challenge / piece of work it’s easy to jump straight into a solution.

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