A Requiem for Agile? OK, so the Agile Software Development Methodology (SDM) is dead — at least according to several posts (see sources here) published by some of its founding fathers and others over the past 3 years. (Apparently it takes a long time for an SDM to...
In 2013, Kupe Kupersmith wrote an article in the BA Times Business Analysis Is Dead, Long Live Business Analysis. He comes to the conclusion that “… it (business analysis) is dead as we knew it.” In another, more recent article in the Modern Analyst (Top 10 Trends in...
The purpose of any model is to focus people’s attention on specific dimensions of the depicted situation that the model makes visible. This visibility is critical because when people can see what they are discussing, it helps keep their discussion on topic. Just...
To set the scene, we were hired by the IT manager of a major corporation to conduct a Requirements Gathering Workshop for a project that he felt was impossible. The project sponsor was the Director of Marketing in the company (we’ll call him Mark) and he wanted to...
According to an old adage, “The proof is in the pudding.” Ergo, we will offer you some “Pudding” by walking you through a real life example of Problem Analysis using a DFD. To make it easier to follow, we will use our standard Data Flow Diagram of a typical Order...
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“Bite-size” animated and narrated explanations of a business analysis technique that you can use instantly
Bev Jenkins (YouTube)
What an excellent video, a clear and concise explanation of Business Analysis
Pharap Sama (YouTube)
I wish my business teacher had made business things sound this interesting. Ironically I’m here because of programming rather than business, and normally I hate business things but this video was a very nice way of introducing data flow diagrams.
awesome animations… Kudos to the one who has developed this business analysis video tutorial
Tom was a WONDERFUL instructor. He is very knowledgeable, extremely thorough in explaining detail and answering our questions. He used a simple example in explaining things to allow you to relate the importance of the topic at hand.