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Lean Requirements Definition and Business Analysis Techniques
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User Story Best Practices
To get the working software you need and want, you need to express who you are, what you want, why you want it, and how you will test whether you get it.
Benefits and purpose of Conditions of Satisfaction in User Stories
Lean and Agile follow two important concepts – Incremental and Iterative. Incremental product development means building something piece by piece.
How to Define User Story Roles: User Role Modeling, Persona Development, and Stakeholder Identification
Lean / Agile Business Analysis
Lean Business Analysis is a flexible response to change, a value increase using fewer resources, and waste reduction during requirements discovery
How to Discover Scenarios, Outlines and Examples Using Decision Tables and Use Cases
IT BAs Need to Facilitate User Story Workshops, Requirements Meetings, and 3-Amigo Conversations
FREE Course Lectures: Agile Business Analysis - Getting and Writing Lean Requirements
Business Analysis Softskills
8 critical communication skills to conduct a requirements elicitation interview, a 3-amigos conversation, or a Requirements Workshop
This video explores different types of personalities that can stand in the way of a successful outcome and give you some tips on how to manage them.
This video exposes the importance of creative collaboration in defining proposed applications or products.
Collaboration and facilitation are critical social skills for productive teamwork whether you lead the team or participate.
Business Use Cases Simplified
FREE Course Lectures: Lean and Agile Business Analysis - Writing BUSINESS Use Cases
Conversation Flow Analysis, Chatbot Development, and AI
What Components of Digital Transformation Affect Business Analysts?
How Do Big Data, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence Affect Business Analysts?
Define purpose, user goals, business objectives, and target audience for engaging lead generation, product sales, and engagement bots
Using a decision tree, draft a chatbot structure and chatbot paths including user choices, decision points, and outcomes while following the lean principles
Use the most intuitive chatbot builder to create website bots, conversational apps / website interfaces, Facebook bots, and WhatsApp bots
Are Directed (aka Rule-based) or AI (aka NLP)-based Chatbots Best for Your Situation?
FREE Course Lectures: Landbot - From User Experience Design (UX) to a Functioning Chatbot
Workflow Analysis Process Modeling
Analyzing Business Process Models to Uncover Workflow Problems and Identify Requirements for IT Solutions
A “Level 0” Dataflow Diagram (a.k.a. Context Diagram, Business Process Model) Makes the Scope of Your Project Visible
Drawing a Picture of How a Business Process Creates and Consumes Data Identifies Critical Functional and Non-Functional Requirements
Jump-Starting Context Diagrams, Data Flow Diagrams, Workflows, and Process Models by Visualizing Material and Data Movement within an Organization
How Creating and Using Data Flow Diagrams Can Save Your Agile or Traditional IT Projects
How to Develop a Detail or Low Level Data Flow Diagram that Lets You Identify Issues and Discover Requirements for Change
Finding Lower-Level Processes as a Crucial First Step toward Creating a Detailed Dataflow Diagram
Use the Power of a Data Flow Diagram to Identify Data Discrepancies, Inconsistencies, and Conflicts
Balancing an Exploded Process with the Lower Level Dataflow Diagram Reveals Missing Components
FREE Course Lectures: Data Flow Diagrams to Visualize Workflows
Requirements Elicitation and Analysis
A Look at Software Requirements including Business, Stakeholder, Solution, and Transition Requirements
An Overview of the Most Widely Used Business Analysis Tools and Techniques
An Overview of Software Development Approaches and Their Impact on Business Analysis Activities
Agile Software Development Approaches and Their Impact on Business Analysis Activities
Iterative System Development Approaches and Their Impact on Business Analysis Activities
Structured System Development Approaches and Their Impact on Business Analysis Activities
Requirements Discovery or User Story Workshops Are a Fast-track Approach To Getting User Requirements from a Diverse Group of Stakeholders
Identifying All Stakeholders at the Beginning of Your Project Is a Best Practice for Reducing Scope Creep and Avoiding Missing Requirements
Keep Your Requirements Elicitation on Track by Managing Questions, Answers, and Assumptions in a Central Repository
Effective Information Technology Solutions Start with Business Problem Analysis, for Which You Need a List of Potential Problems
How to Craft Business Problem Statements That Enable Decision-makers To Approve Your Project and Ignite Your Team’s Creativity
User Stories Simply Put!
How Well-formed User Stories Express Stakeholder Requirements for Agile And Traditional Projects
Prioritizing User Stories or Requirements Is Essential to Focusing Your Limited Resources on the Most Important Requirements First
Rule 1 in How To Write Effective User Stories that Express Business Needs and Minimize Misunderstandings
Rule 2 in How To Write Effective User Stories That Express Business Needs and Minimize Misunderstandings
Rule 3 in How To Write Effective User Stories that Express Business Needs and Minimize Misunderstandings
Rule 4 in How To Write Effective User Stories that Express Business Needs and Minimize Misunderstandings
An Introduction to Business Analysis and Why It Is Important to Organizations around the World
An Overview of Business Analysis Activities and Current Business Analysis Techniques
Part 1 of “Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Business Analysis – Three Emerging Business Analysis Careers” presented to the IIBA® (International Institute of Business Analysis™) Cincinnati Chapter and the Bluegrass IIBA® Chapter.
Leveraging the Differences between Conscious and Nonconscious Minds Helps Stakeholders Reveal Their True Business Needs
What You Need to Know about Collaboration in Requirements Elicitation and User Story Conversations
Leverage the Power of Both Your Conscious and Nonconscious Minds to Help Stakeholders Reveal Their True Business Needs
Part 3 of “Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Business Analysis – Three Emerging Business Analysis Careers”.
Part 4 of “Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Business Analysis – Three Emerging Business Analysis Careers”.
Part 5 of “Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Business Analysis – Three Emerging Business Analysis Careers”.