Business Analyst

What is the difference between a business rule and business constraint?

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A business rule defines or constrains some aspect of business and always resolves to either true or false. Business rules are intended to assert business structure or to control or influence the behavior of the business. Business rules describe the operations, definitions and constraints that apply to an organization.

Productivity: MoSCoW the simple prioritization technique for small products

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Prioritization techniques are needed both at the stage of completing the product backlog as well as at the stage of the sprint backlog. What is prioritization? Prioritization is a development process that helps determine top-priority tasks from the secondary ones. And it also allows you to spend a minimum of effort and get the maximum result.

BA Corner: How Business Analysts can Identify Quick Wins

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A quick win is an improvement that is visible, has immediate benefit, and can be delivered quickly after the project begins. The quick win does not have to be profound or have a long-term impact on your organization, but needs to be something that many stakeholders agree is a good thing. Quick wins can be easily discovered during analysis of business processes or during requirements elicitation.

Value Stream: How a Business Analyst Delivers Value

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As a business analyst, have you ever been asked to explain what you do for the organisation? The question may have come from a co-worker, but more likely you were asked by one of the more senior members of staff. The question can be quite a daunting one. Since the field of IT business analysis is still relatively young, false impressions of what exactly a competent business analyst is, and more importantly what value they bring to their organisation generally, and their projects specifically, are rife. It is therefore important that the answer given to the question is clear and accurate.

The Business Analysis Process: 8 Steps to Being an Effective Business Analyst

Being assigned to a new project is an exciting time as a business analyst, but it can also be nerve-wracking. You might be wondering what exactly is expected of you, what deliverables you should be creating, and how to guarantee success on your project.

In this article, you’ll learn about the 8-step business analysis process that you can apply whether you are in an agile environment or a traditional one, whether you are purchasing off-the-shelf software or building custom code, whether you are responsible for a multi-million dollar project or a one-week project.