The 2016 trends highlight BAs evolution from “order taker and liaison” between stakeholders to an increased focus on being an “agent of change”, and communicating and collaborating about much more than requirements.
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The Top 10 Trends in Business Analysis for 2016

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Joseph R. Czarnecki, TwentyEighty Strategy Execution

The Top 10 Trends in Business Analysis for 2016 examines the evolving ways in which BA practitioners can help organizations realize better business value and the shifts needed within the BA discipline to achieve it. The 2016 trends highlight BAs evolution from “order taker and liaison” between stakeholders to an increased focus on being an “agent of change”, and communicating and collaborating about much more than requirements.

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Do You Know Why This CIO Was Fired?

Ravi Bommakanti, BBITS Consulting

This is the story of an outsourced contract for development involving a Financial Services Company (BigNameCo) and an Outsourcing company (ServCo). It appeared to be a simple development project, but in the process, the CIO was fired!

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Requirements Communication In IT Offshoring

Adam Alami, Sr. BA

Business Requirements are central to Software Development Offshoring relationship. Requirements are not hard objects that can be put across as formulas or equations. Irrespective of the artifacts used in requirements communication, requirements remain soft objects subject to various interpretations that may leave many voids for assumptions. The purpose of this article is to investigate the challenges of requirements communication in Software Development projects.

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Six Business Problems the Business Rule Approach Addresses

Ronald G. Ross, Principal, Business Rule Solutions, LLC

I’m frequently asked to summarize what business problems the business rule approach was created to address. Here’s my take on that important question. I believe the potential benefits for your company are compelling.

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Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis Process Mapping Effective PM and BA Role Collaboration Process Analysis

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