ArchiveMarch 2015

The Family BA: prioritizing requirements for the tax season

Spring might not come fast this year in Eastern Canada (it was still -25°C in the morning this week), but April usually means it’s the return of the Tax season! After preparing our tax reports this year, I realized that many of the activities we were performing as a family were requiring Business Analysis skills & techniques. How so? Since we were getting a nice tax refund this year...

System upgrades should be about business needs first

I got an interesting question from one of my students this semester, when I was introducing my class to the beauty of the system development life cycle. After I told them that to be successful, software projects must have a strong business foundation and not simply be a technological initiative, one of them asked me that if it was the case, then why some organizations were getting rid of old...

The Junior Business Analyst Manifesto

I’m officially working as a Business Analyst since 2006, which means I have more than 15 000 hours of professional experience to share with the world through this blog (thanks to my CBAP application form for this number). For more than 5 years, I’ve been teaching the basics of Business Analysis to more than 750 undergraduate students. During my 45-hours course, I try to prepare them...

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