Category Archives: Business Analysis

Pages under this category describe my thoughts and typical activities as a Business Analysis or the methodologies, tools and techniques I use as a Business Analyst

As a Business Analyst I help an Organization assess if a Project is worth initiating, and if it is, I work as part of a Project team to deliver the Project’s Product(s).    In addition to these blog entries, I’ve also created a BPMN diagram and page that describes my Business Analysis Process for projects.

Departmental Plans and Priorities

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Departmental Plans (DP) are expenditure plans for each appropriated department and agency (excluding Crown corporations). They describe departmental priorities, strategic outcomes, programs, expected results and associated resource requirements, covering a three-year period beginning with the year indicated in the title of the report. Projects being undertaken by an organization should… Read more »

Requirements Management Categorizing and Organizing

A few years ago I started organizing the requirements in my projects in a very specific way and that approach has greatly simplified my discussions with project stakeholders.  My definitions roughly align with IIBA’s definitions in their Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), but are more constrained. Under BABOK 3.0… Read more »

Business Analyst vs. other project roles

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A RACI table I created earlier this year as part of the Business Analysis team’s Service Level Agreement.   The purpose of the RACI and the SLA is to ensure that the other project team members know what the BA team will deliver for them and why, and what their responsibilities… Read more »

How I started using Sparx EA as my Business Analysis tool of choice

In late 2009 (just before version 8 was released), I began learning how to use Sparx EA.   A different branch in the organization I work for had purchased a few licenses to evaluate using Sparx EA as a Data Modeling tool, they decided to go with a different product, but… Read more »