Being required to produce documents that create massive information bloat and don’t add value is frustrating as it slow projects down and creates additional project cost that isn’t needed. It’s a headache for Business Analyst and everyone on the team...
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Minimally Viable Deliverables

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Bob the BA

Being required to produce documents that create massive information bloat and don’t add value is frustrating as it slow projects down and creates additional project cost that isn’t needed. It’s a headache for Project Manager, Business Analyst and everyone on the team. What we need is the smallest set of information that can be verified and validated quickly that directly ensures the highest quality outcome of the project. 

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How to ensure your BA efforts satisfy your customers?

Igor Arkhipov, CBAP

Even if we find a satisfactory way to measure the performance of a BA (which is possible, of course), we should not think that this alone is a good assessment of the quality of undertaken BA activities. In this article, I'll try to explain why I believe that the performance evaluation on its own only partly covers the task of quality assessment and how we can ensure the expected level of quality for our own work or the work of the whole team.

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Being a Life Saver - Onboarding New Project Team Members

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Bob the BA

In general, when the new shiny project appears - we forget to on board ourselves and other new BAs with other roles such as the project manager and other team members.Do we “on board” new project team members? In today’s busy organizations individuals are shuffled around all the time being assigned and unassigned almost daily to projects. We employ the “sink or swim” mentality. New person it’s your job to figure it out and get it done...

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Get with the BABOK

Robin Grace, Principal Business Analysis Consultant, IndigoCube

Gathering and documenting requirements to develop software is often seen by business analysts as their core task. Actually, they are there to deliver value to the business—everything else is secondary. BABOK’s focus on value as the key deliverable of business analysis is evident in their list of Business Analysis Core Concepts. This is a new concept and, incidentally, a new acronym to add to your collection: BACCM. These core concepts are...

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Oracle America, Inc. has openings for Business Analyst positions in Belmont, CA.   Job duties include: Responsible for many aspects of the Budget process including maintaining and improving the budget model, analyzing various sources of data, resource allocation and workload  analysis.  Apply  by  e-mailing  resume  to resume to david.hughes@oracle.com, referencing 385.16580.  Oracle supports workforce diversity.


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