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Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)

One of my favorite tools to use during any project, but particularly for software projects, is the Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM). I’ve discussed this in presentations I’ve given on the framework I use for performing business analysis (and project management … Continue reading

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Understanding and Monitoring Microservices Across Five Levels

Did I know anything about microservices (or DevOps, or…) when I landed at Universal recently? No, I did not. Did that stop me from figuring it out in short order? Nope. Did that stop me from being able to reverse-engineer … Continue reading

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Unified Theory of Business Analysis: Part Two

How The Fifty Business Analysis Techniques Apply to the Solution Effort and the Engagement Effort Yesterday I kicked off this discussion by clarifying the difference between the solution effort and the engagement effort. Again, the solution effort involves the work … Continue reading

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Unified Theory of Business Analysis: Part One

Defining and Distinguishing Between the Solution Effort and the Engagement Effort There seems to be a great deal of confusion in describing what business analysts do, since they often seem to be doing such different things. I’ve confirmed this after … Continue reading

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Jira and Confluence for RTMs and My Framework

I finally finished the Udemy course on Jira and Confluence. As I watched each section of the course I thought about how the capabilities of the two products can be used to represent Requirements Traceability Matrices, and furthermore how they … Continue reading

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A Simulationist’s Framework for Business Analysis: An Update

While continuing to work through my Jira course with an eye toward using it in conjunction with a Requirements Traceability Matrix, I’ve been thinking about the context of how the work actually gets done. I’ve discussed the content of the … Continue reading

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Domain-Driven Design

At yesterday’s DC PHP Developer’s Community Meetup Andrew Cassell gave a really nice presentation on Domain-Driven Design. He described the major books in the field, some of the main movers and history, and what the idea is all about. In … Continue reading

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An Effective Framework for Verification, Validation, and Accreditation

I recently encountered a formal methodology for conducting VV&A efforts that I think is worthy of your consideration. Briefly, Verification shows whether a system works as specified, Validation shows whether the specification addresses the correct problem, and Accreditation shows whether … Continue reading

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