Explore what most business analysts are pressured to do by others, versus what they need to be doing to do great analysis.
- If you ask most business analysts…what they spend their time on,…many would say a lot of documents, meetings, and emails.…These activities have typically slow…and low quality ways to get great requirements.…Spending more more time on true elicitation and analysis…will lessen the time in meetings,…reading through documents, and writing tedious emails.…True elicitation and analysis is more about dialog,…shared understanding, visuals, and exploring.…
Documents, emails, and traditional meetings…do not help teams with this exploration,…dialog, and shared understanding.…Elicitation is the discovery and evolution of thought…for what you are building.…It's about learning together as a team…what is the right thing to build for the customer.…As a business analyst, helping the team…through this process is critical.…Discovering what the true needs of the customers really are,…not just what's been said, is key.…
A customer's stated requirements…can actually vary greatly from the true need.…Many times, stakeholders are simply voicing…
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- What's elicitation and analysis?
- The relationship of elicitation to analysis
- Elicitation techniques
- Using interviews, brainstorming, and experiments to elicit requirements
- Analysis techniques
- Working with process models, context diagrams, and decision tables
- Adding to a process, product, or system