BA Mindset Video #5: Analysis Before Synthesis; Information Before Requirements

Requirements don't come from business - they come from business analysis. This next video episode deals with the myth of "gathering business requirements".We gather information from stakeholders, analyze it, discover, investigate, compare, research and analyze some more, and then synthesize…

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…