Requirements Documentation

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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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