Category Archives: Project Management

Pages under this category describe my thoughts on Project Management and/or the methodologies, tools and techniques I use when I either manage a project, or am providing input as a team lead to the management of a project.   Typically as a Lead Business Analyst providing information on expected Business Analysis Activities, Deliverables and Timelines.

Organizing my projects in Sparx EA (revised)

A few years ago I posted how I’ve been organizing projects in Sparx EA.  Since then I’ve made some refinements that I thought I’d share. The number of main nodes have been reduced to 4: 01 – Sandboxes 02 – Common Area Welcome Best Practices and Guidelines Architecture Catalogue Project… 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 »

Organizing my projects in Sparx EA

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Updated (2019/03/27): I’ve made some changes, and posted a new blog entry About a year ago I posted about how I started using Sparx EA, and stated that because of the tools flexibility it can be challenging to determine how to organize your work. So I thought I’d share how… Read more »

Approval Status for Requirements, and other Project Artifacts

Like most Business Analysts, I’m typically not the audience for the different artifacts I create, so I don’t get to decide when what I’m working on is done, or “good enough” for use.  To mange the approval of the artifacts that I create, I’ve found that I use 8 main… Read more »