Andrew Barker

Thoughts and Tools for successful (IT) projects

10 Business Analysis Skills for this year

2 years and 2 months ago
By Drew

Nice list of meta skills to consider.

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Tracking A Project's True Benefits

2 years and 2 months ago
By Drew

Is it on time? Under budget? Possibly these are the least important questions to worry about. This article offers a few other metrics to consider about regarding the value and purpose of a given project.

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Are You Meeting the User Experience Hierarchy of Needs?

2 years and 4 months ago
By Drew

Short and sweet... and makes sense to me.

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Stop Gathering Requirements

2 years and 4 months ago
By Drew

...where do requirements come from? They are analyzed into existence. Requirements are defined or created by the business analyst. The business analyst's job is to define the solution to a business problem. The requirements document is the representation of the complete and accurate statement of what must be done to solve the business problem. Requirements are a business analyst's job, not to gather, but to create.

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Elicitation in a New Domain

2 years and 4 months ago
By Drew

This is likely to be useful for me in the near future.

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Playing with Project Management

2 years and 4 months ago
By Drew

Interesting application of 'Gaming' here.

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Mind the Gap – The Capability Gap

2 years and 5 months ago
By Drew

I really like the material at Bridging the Gap. Very good BA content there.

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How To Run A Creative Design Process For A Big Project

2 years and 5 months ago
By Drew

Although written by a Drupal consultant, this is a great structure for any IT project.

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9 Ways to Start the 9AM Meeting On Time

2 years and 5 months ago
By Drew

Some very good ideas here for attendance guidelines...

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How to Rock a Systems Design Interview

2 years and 5 months ago
By Drew

On its face this article is about how to interview for a development job. But as a BA, this offers nice guidelines for many projects I have worked on.

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