In previous blog posts, we compared how people who work in business analysis have many parallels with entrepreneurs. Much of the similarity rests with the products that BA practitioners help create and the solutions they bring to organizations. There are also many, many personal traits and skills that the two have in common.
Often I come across situations where a BA is unprepared or under-prepared in approaching the requirements elicitation process. This leads to irritated business users, incomplete requirements, significant delays, reworks, and poor opinion about BA's in general. I decided to put together a list of pre-requisities that a BA must complete before commencing requirements elicitation process.
Having worked in financial services, with insurance companies and a number of software companies, while being very active on social media in my free time, I noticed several interesting trends that I would like to share.