Archive for the ‘Requirements’ Category

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Perfect Questions?

November 29, 2010

During a recent discussion I was having with a colleague who is an Agile Coach and Business Analyst, I asked her what the BA community was interested in regarding the practice of business analysis. Her answer surprised me. She said what many BAs want is the perfect list of questions to ask their clients. The perfect list of questions? Really? Who has that? For all situations?

Instead of the perfect list, how about a relevant list? How could that be created? What if you had a guide that could help you see what to ask? You do. Read More…

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UML for Project Managers

September 3, 2010

The interview was going well. The interviewer was a project manager / architect. “We have identified these use cases for the project. Now what do we do?” he asked.

The UML is not just a great tool for requirements elicitation, analysis, and design, it also can help the project manager to effectively plan and direct the development cycle. Here is a very basic approach to planning your use case-driven development. Read more…