BABOK

The first thought that’s on your mind probably is why is there a post about the New Year in Feb? Here are some statistics why … 
 
According statistics published by statisticbrain.com, on average about 65% of the people make New Years resolution in some form or shape. People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions… so, this mean that by merely being deliberate about your resolutions and writing your goals down, you increase your chances of attaining them. 
 
After the first month, more than 50% of the people have abandoned their New Year resolution! This is about the right time when they would need a little push. Or I consider Feb to be the drama-free month when you can really focus on important goals that you want to accomplish.
 
So, what’s this push and how can you ensure that your goals remain in sight and achievable? 
 
What’s the secret of setting and attaining goals? 

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Why is Enterprise Analysis not the first knowledge area in the BABOK?

This is one of the most frequent questions I get from students attending the CBAP-CCBA prep courses. This is one of those concepts where the light bulb needs to go off if you have to place it correctly. We discuss this and a lot more about arguably the most controversial chapter in the BABOK.

In this podcast, we deep dive into Enterprise Analysis. It was a lot of fun to discuss this topic with Steve Downer, who is very enthused about this topic. I also got an opportunity to learn a few new things from his wide spectrum of experience.

Here is enterprise analysis (and much more) coming to life from the futuristic Steve Downer:

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“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”– Alan Lakein 

In this podcast, a good friend, fellow Torontonian and IIBA Toronto chapter member, Cheryl, shares numerous useful insights on the importance of a requirements management process. We dissect the BABOK section 2.5 (Plan Requirements Management Process), and apply the paint of reality to its various components.

Here is planning of requirements management process coming to life:

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“Good things come in small packages”  

You may have heard of that proverb. While it maybe true about life, it applies to packaging of requirements too.

In this podcast, Jonathan (no stranger to the podcast and the BA community), shares numerous useful insights on packaging requirements. We dissect the BABOK section 4.4 (Prepare Requirements Package Task), and apply the paint of reality to its various components.

Here is packaging of requirements coming to life:

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The Three Musketeers is a phrase which has come from a french novel – Les Trois Mousquetaires.This title was given to 3 inseparable friends who live by the motto, “One for all, and all for one”.

People, process and technology are the three musketeers of a business. Miss out or mistreat one of them you will surely upset the other two.

In this podcast, we take a microscopic look into the people musketeer with the lens of the BABOK and go over the very important task of stakeholder analysis with Mathew Leach.

Here is stakeholder analysis (BABOK 2.2) coming to life:

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