You’ve been handed a project, where do you start? What questions do you ask? Use this list of a critical questions to help you get started in your analysis efforts.
You could know all the elicitation analysis techniques in the book, but if you don’t have the right people, engaged at the right time, providing the right input – you won’t get very far. Making an effort to improve stakeholder engagement can significantly impact your effectiveness as a business analyst.
Elicitation is one of the most basic tasks of a business analyst professional. Unfortunately, choosing from the vast list of requirements gathering techniques and performing good elicitation that yields value isn’t as easy as you might initially think.
“What If” analysis can help you build quality requirements because it provides a means for identifying requirements that are related to scenarios that stakeholders neglect to mention or elaborate on.
Techniques to aid the collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders to reach a single direction for the delivery team that the stakeholders will support.
Asking questions is at the core of performing business analysis and the “correct” answer to this question is as varied as the projects analysts are involved with and the techniques they utilize.