Extend design thinking into a process and method that uses a range of common Business Analysis techniques to drive engagement through collaboration. 
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Design Thinking for Business Analysts

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Matt Fishbeck, Sr. Business Analyst

This article extends design thinking into a process and method that uses a range of common Business Analysis techniques to drive engagement through collaboration. It provides more structure to either side of the creative process to one better frame the domain of concern, and secondly after creativity has produced ideas, to prototype, refine, test and learn. The article also positions this process as a better way to arrive at a business case or pre-project phase, since it provides enormous insights through an engaging discovery process; something that would never occur within a traditional environment into investigation investment feasibility.

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Gain your Stakeholder's Attention with this Marketing Technique

Adriana Beal, Product Manager

The first step to solve a problem is to frame it correctly and many BAs ask questions such as: 'How do I get my stakeholders to come to my meetings?'. These aren’t the right questions to ask. The real question Business Analysts should be asking is, “how do I get my stakeholders to stay involved throughout the requirements process, so I can have their input at the right times during requirements discovery, analysis, and validation?”

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Strategy Mapping for Business Analysts

Matt Fishbeck, Sr. Business Analyst

This article explores strategy mapping as discussed within Business Architecture Guild BIZBOK, and attempts to extend the discussion by defining a set of information and graphical principles that allows strategy to be represented graphically.  The proposition is that strategy mapping is the exercise in modelling. Modelling provides an abstract plan or description of the strategy that allows stakeholders to have a reference point, or a starting point for conversations.

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UML: Component Diagram and Deployment Diagram

Tony Loton, Author & Technologist

The UML Component Diagram along with the complementary UML Deployment Diagram shows how a software solution will be delivered and deployed in the form of interconnected components that interoperate via well-defined interfaces. You can think of this as analogous to how electronic components are wired together, and in this context you should consider that any one component may be replaced by a different but compatible component with no adverse effect.

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