Better Requirements ROI: Managers often ask me what return on investment (ROI) they can expect from the money they spend on training, process improvement, and tools for requirements engineering. I’d love to give them a nice, tidy answer—but I can’t.
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Problem Solving for Business Analysts

Become a Certified Usability Analyst

Matt Fishbeck, Sr. Business Analyst

This article explores the discipline of problem solving. Some might consider problem solving an art, while others might define it as science. The reality is a little in between since part of problem solving involves creativity, which by definition cannot be rationalized as science since we are basically unaware or not conscious of it occurring. Creative formulation of new concepts and ideas is a process lies deep within the sub consciousness and we are only aware of the output of the creative process; a new idea is a good example. We don’t understand how the idea was created, but we know we thought of it.

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Ensuring Success for Projects Driven by User Needs

Geri Schneider Winter

Solution Anthropology encompasses the work of anyone who works directly with the end users so the work is coordinated and consistent. Therefore Solution Anthropology is not one role, but a team of people with the responsibility to delight the end user and a broad skill set to accomplish just that.

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The Return on Investment from Better Requirements

Boost your career in business analysis

Karl Wiegers, Process Impact

Managers often ask me what return on investment (ROI) they can expect from the money they spend on training, process improvement, and tools for requirements engineering. I’d love to give them a nice, tidy answer—but I can’t. As with so many questions in software, the correct answer is, “It depends.” This article explores some of the factors that influence what ROI an organization can expect from better requirements.

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Decision Evaluation for Business Analysts

Matt Fishbeck, Sr. Business Analyst

This article summarizes and extends some evaluation criteria and rules of thumb into better decision making that was published in the Harvard Business Review.  HBR present two modes of making decisions; intuitive sub consciousness decisions which are the consolidation of life experience, better known as intuition. (Type I). There is also consciousness decision making where known information, logic and deduction is used in the decision making process. (Type II).

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