requirements documentation

Business Analyst Tip: Writing for Non-Native Speakers

One of David Reinhardt’s tips in Business Analyst Tip: Working with Overseas Stakeholders is that many non-native speakers are more comfortable with written language than with spoken language. I agree.  Here are a few guidelines that you can apply to make written communication even more effective for non-native speakers. Use scenarios …

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Visual Models for Software Requirements: Now Available on Amazon

Joy Beatty and Anthony Chen are co-authoring a book for Microsoft Press, and Visual Models for Software Requirements is now available for advance ordering on Amazon. This book will help business analysts, business analyst teams, and IT product managers apply best practices for capturing, analyzing, and implementing software requirements through …

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In Software Requirements, the Details DO Matter

The recent sad news about Steve Jobs made me remember an interesting article that made its way around our office. It’s about how even as CEO of Apple; Steve had passion and attention to detail. You can find the article here. In eliciting software requirements, it’s the details that matter …

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Webinar Sept. 21 – Tool vs. Process: Which Comes First?

Considering whether to update (or finally define) your requirements best practices? Considering whether or not you need a requirements management tool? Do you want to avoid rework and the wasteful “unlearning curve” later? If so, this webinar is for you. Tool vs. Process: Which Comes First? When: September 21, 2011, …

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Viva Las Vegas!

Are you joining us in Las Vegas? We are presenting at Project Summit and Business Analyst World Las Vegas on November 18th at 12:45pm. This is going to be our last presentation for the year on ‘Leveraging Business Objectives to Deliver Successful Projects’. Here is a summary: Business Objectives are …

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Don’t forget to join us at IIBA tomorrow!

James Hulgan at Seilevel will be presenting: ‘How to use Business Data Diagrams to Derive Use Cases & UAT Scenarios’ You don’t want to miss this! Summary: Most Business Analysts have at least a passing familiarity with Entity Relationship Diagrams, or ERD’s, and their use by DBAs and Data Architects to …

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