BA Mindset Video #3: Question Everything

Learning about business problems and needs starts with asking discovery questions. Root cause analysis involves many “why” questions. And requirements validation involves clarifying, detailed questions that test the accuracy, completeness, and logic of our findings. Asking questions is an essential…

How To Create a Conceptual Data Model

A conceptual data model is a structured business view of the data required to support business processes, record business events, and track related performance measures. The main elements of the conceptual model are: Entity: is a person, organization, object, or…

Requirements Clinic: Analyzing the Results of Business Analysis

A requirements clinic is a focused inspection of a set of business requirements, often led by an external facilitator or a third party. The goal is to assess stakeholder alignment on requirements and evaluate the requirements for: CompletenessConsistencyClarityContradictionsUndocumented assumptionsRequirements gaps…

Business Analysis Tools and Techniques

After the Explain many times, many ways post, I’ve received a lot of feedback.  In this post, I will follow-up on the most popular question: “Based on the different learning types and stakeholder needs, what business analysis methods or techniques…