• The End is Near for Business Analysts in Agile!
  • Well-defined Data Part 7 - Attributes that Quantify
  • Measuring Usability with the System Usability Scale
  • The End is Near for Business Analysts in Agile!

    I’ve heard “The End is Near!” for Business Analysts for almost 20 years. Waterfall project management, with its need for formal requirements, is dead…a dinosaur…so 1990’s.

  • Well-defined Data Part 7 - Attributes that Quantify

    Having discussed attributes intended to name entity instances in Part 6 of this series, we move on to attributes intended to satisfy the need to say something quantitatively about an instance.

  • Measuring Usability with the System Usability Scale

    Beauty, it is said, is in the eye of the beholder. As proof, ask a group of friends or colleagues to verbally explain how to measure beauty, then sit back and watch the entertainment as people struggle to express verbally what is visually obvious to them.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 10:48

BA or Not BA

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BA NOT BA
Traceability matrix Slavishly make this
Functional decomposition Dump on free thinking positions
SWOT SWAT
Balanced scorecards Biased scarecrows
Verify requirements Vilify requirements
Active listening Passively missing meeting
Clarity, completeness, coherence, concision Confusion, carveouts, crazy, carrying on & on &…
Prioritization Riot promulgation
Enterprise architecture Architect renter prizes
Decision analysis Revision paralysis
Agile methodology Methodological fragility
Measured outcomes Declarations of victory
Brainstorms Stormdrains
You found the error You didn’t find the error

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Marcos Ferrer

Marcos Ferrer, CBAP has over 20 years experience in the practice of business analysis and the application of Information Technology for process improvement. Following graduation in 1983 from the University of Chicago, Mr. Ferrer joined IBM in Chicago, where he worked on requirements and systems implementations in diverse industries. His recent projects include working requirements for the Veteran's Administration, introducing BA practices at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, and creating bowling industry models for NRG Bowl LLC. In November 2006, Marcos Ferrer is one of the first CBAPs certified by the IIBA. He has served as an elected member of the DC-Metro chapter of the IIBA, most recently as President, and assisted in the writing of the BOK 2.0 test.

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