Sharing our consultant's learning - August 2017

by Brendon Livingstone on 15/08/2017 10:00

Whatever IT role you have, you need to continuously adapt to the changing needs of the market. So, in this post we share the latest articles that our consultants have found valuable this month.

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Business analyst techniques for uncovering customer needs

by Kirsten Eriksen on 03/08/2016 10:00

Image: Service blueprint for Service Design panel by Brandon Schauer, used under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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In my last article The future of IT business analysis – moving from ‘what the business needs’ to ‘what the customer needs I positioned that the business analyst role needs to evolve for digital transformation projects where the focus is on ‘customer systems’ rather than ‘business systems’.

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Moving from Waterfall to Agile, mid-project

by Kirsten Eriksen on 12/05/2016 11:00

In my role as an Equinox IT Senior Consultant specialising in business analysis, I often work on client projects with the goal of modernising their business processes, including their development practices. In a recent assignment, I came on board as the Lead Analyst, for a three phase project, part way through the first phase. In this article, I cover the activities that I undertook to help change the way in which the team was delivering, from Waterfall to Agile.

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Agile requirements analysis and specification for a mobile application

by Kirsten Eriksen on 03/05/2016 01:03

In my role as an Equinox IT Senior Consultant specialising in business analysis, I often work on client projects with the goal of modernising and digitising their business processes. In a recent assignment, I was asked to work as part of an Agile project team for a regulatory body to analyse and specify the business requirements and system requirements for the development of a mobile application. In this article, I cover the requirements analysis activities that I performed to ensure we delivered an application that successfully met the business’s needs.

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3 Key take outs for writing better user stories

by Kirsten Eriksen on 26/04/2016 10:00

As an Equinox IT Senior Consultant specialising in business analysis I do a great deal of client work with user stories. A couple of weeks ago I attended two of Gojko Adzic’s training courses in Auckland, including his ‘Getting more value out of your User Stories’ course. In this article I share my top three key take outs from that course.

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