It is common for projects to be initiated based on blueprints. However, a blueprint is just a guide to the future state. Its intended purpose is to guide the subsequent analysis and design activities. It does not answer all the questions...
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Blueprints Are Not Requirements!

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Adam Alami, Sr. Business Analyst

It is common for projects to be initiated based on blueprints. However, a blueprint is just a guide to the future state. Its intended purpose is to guide the subsequent analysis and design activities. It does not answer all the questions.

The details of what, how, and why are left to requirements analysis.

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A Case for Including Test Plan Efforts in Qualifying for the IIBA® CBAP® Exam

Mark Monteleone, CBAP, PMP, CSM

Essentially, the IIBA® does not view “testing” as being part of the BA role. Obviously I disagree. When it comes to hours associated with test planning/strategies, the IIBA® should accept them as work experience in qualifying to sit for the CBAP® exam.

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Defining Project Scope

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Karl Wiegers, Process Impact

Every software team talks about project scope and team members often complain about unending scope creep. Unfortunately, the software industry lacks uniform definitions of these terms, and the requirements literature is short on clear guidance regarding how to even represent scope. I confront scope head-on in this series of three articles... I’ll present some definitions, describe four techniques for defining project scope, and offer some tips for managing scope creep.

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Information Driven Design

Tim Brice, Managing Director, M&JB Investment Company

It appears to me people still have trouble defining information requirements and, as such, they are at a loss as to how to build total systems. Thereby, they are content building either a single business process or a program. Therefore, here is the conceptual foundation for all system design. Information Driven Design begins with a simple concept...

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