What is business architecture?

The other day I was talking to a friend of mine who had looked at my LinkedIn profile and noticed that I had listed business architecture as skill/job of mine. He had never heard of this discipline and jokingly asked if I design businesses. My gut reaction was to say “Of course not”, but the […]

Prototyping Tools

One of the best tools in the requirements gathering/clarification process is the system prototype. System prototypes allow you to get feedback from end-users to ensure that you are developing a system that meets their needs. Technology has made the creation of prototypes much more feasible and cost-effective. As such, you should ensure that every system […]

SWOT Analysis

Definition of the technique SWOT Analysis is a strategic planning method used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project or in a business venture. It involves specifying the objective of the business venture or project and identifying the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that […]

Top Business Analysis Blogs

Following up on last week’s post on the top business analysts on Twitter, I figured I would continue with the social media theme. Today, I will list what I think are some of the best business analysis blogs on the Internet. http://www.modernanalyst.com/Community/ModernAnalystBlog/tabid/181/Default.aspx http://benwarsop.wordpress.com/ http://practicalanalyst.com/ http://www.b2ttraining.com/blog/ http://agileanalysis.blogspot.com/ http://www.bridging-the-gap.com/

Top Business Analysts on Twitter

As social media become more and more important to the lives of business analysts, I thought I would provide you with a list of business analysts and business analysis subject matter experts to follow on Twitter. Click on the links below to explore their Twitter profiles. My profile can be viewed at http://twitter.com/cmcspiritt. http://twitter.com/iagconsulting http://twitter.com/lerzah http://twitter.com/jonbab1 http://twitter.com/JenniferBanzon http://twitter.com/bainsight […]

Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) Knowledge Areas

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring Knowledge area that covers how business analysts determine which activities are necessary in order to complete a business analysis effort. Covers identification of stakeholders, selection of business analysis techniques, the process that will be used to manage requirements, and how to assess the progress of the work. Elicitation Describes how […]

Business Analysis Key Concepts

Domains Domains are an area undergoing analysis Solutions A solution is a set of changes to the current state of an organization that are made in order to enable the organization to meet a business need, solve a problem, or take advantage of an opportunity. Examples of solutions and solution components include software applications, web […]

What is Business Analysis?

Business analysis is a set of tasks and techniques used to work as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organization, and to recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals. Business analysis is performed to define and validate solutions that meet business needs, goals, […]