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A Practical Guide to Transition from Waterfall to Agile

The Business Analyst's Role in Business Analytics

This article aims to provide a business analyst who is struggling with how to cross the over from the Waterfall way of documenting the requirements to the Agile way of doing so. Most importantly, it aims to show how most of the Waterfall elements of the requirements are still in the Agile User Stories, but are only presented in a much lighter manner.  The transition from Waterfall to Agile is never easy – especially for a business analyst who must go through this journey. This document has come about because of this challenge and as an attempt to present a practical guide of how to effectively transition over as a business analyst, and where are these worlds connected...

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The Business Analyst's Role in Business Analytics

This webinar introduces you to the concepts of business analytics and data mining and how the business analyst plays an integral role in the overall success of business and data analytics in the organization.

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Effective Business Analysis during Coronavirus

Many of us have been impacted in some form or another whether you or a loved one have been impacted by the illness, are experiencing changes in the work environment, impacted by cancelled or postponed events, impacted by the empty shelves at the grocery stores, or getting countless e-mails from companies regarding this pandemic. While it's important to be mindful and take extra precautions, try not to panic. Remaining centered is key to moving forward during times such as this. While some organizations have shutdown, sending employees home for an extended vacation, other organizations are remaining functional but are mandating employees to work from home. If your organization falls in the latter category, here are some tips to help you remain effective in your business analysis activities amid the coronavirus.

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Do your processes S.U.C.K…?

Applied Requirements Engineering:  Increase Project Success in Any Project Setting

No-one (in their right mind anyway!) ever sets out to design processes that qualify in the above categories, so why then do we end up with them?  This might be because of tight deadlines, not starting with the customer in mind, not testing the processes with the target audience or even not updating implemented processes once they are found to be sub-optimal or S.U.C.K.’y… Whatever the reasons, we should seek to prevent the creation of processes like these by all means...

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Supply Chain Skills Every BA Should Master

While the IIBA-AAC exam is not the most challenging exam that I've ever taken, it does require you to have a very specific type of understanding of the Agile Extension to the BABOK Guide. Though it's not a requirement, I recommend taking an exam prep course to increase your chances of passing the exam. Those who did not initially pass the exam reported that they underestimated the exam and figured that they would be able to rely on their agile experience to pass the exam. WRONG!! In fact, the exam doesn't focus much on the details of agile ceremonies or daily activities, but more so on the general principles of agile business analysis.

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Applied Requirements Engineering:  Increase Project Success in Any Project Setting

Even in an adaptive/agile world, requirements still need to be elicited, understood, documented, consolidated and managed.  This webinar will cover the fundamental principles of Requirements Engineering (RE), how RE makes the difference in your projects, and how to find the best fitting RE approach for your project setup.

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