4-Task Solution for Estimating and Defending Your Analysis Plan

How many times have you been told that you have two days to “get requirements done” when you know you need two weeks or even two months? Or maybe you’ve even been told that the analysis can be done “during the sprint” (or worse, not at all!) while the developers are...

Business Value Framework and a Really Big, Strong Guy

I have two kids in college. Not surprisingly, our family has lots of conversations about money. There is only so much of it in the First National Bank of Claycomb, and we have to prioritize how it gets spent. In essence, my family is a lot like a business: we have to...

Prioritize By Value, then By Feasibility

Meet Arthur, a middle manager in the agent-support department of a medium-sized insurance company in a medium-sized city in the middle of the United States. Arthur is the Product Owner for Phoenix, a project to replace the current hodgepodge of outdated applications,...

RFPs: Ripe for Prioritization

It’s one thing to create and send out a Request for Proposal (RFP), full of “must have” features and functions, to vendors of technology solutions. It’s wholly another effort to evaluate the responses – and the specific solutions – provided by those...

Prioritize, Prioritize, Prioritize

In Real Estate the mantra is Location, Location, Location.  If Requirements Management had a mantra it should be Prioritize, Prioritize, Prioritize.  From the highest level requirements down to the detail requirements, Business Analysts should work with the...

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