Entries tagged requirements

BA Basics Series Part 1 – Meeting Best Practices

This post is part one in a series of articles designed to assist readers who have recently started working in a Business Analyst role. The articles will help readers to learn a few of the basic tricks of the trade that will hopefully make their experiences as a BA more …

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The Trouble With Software Estimation

In an effort to become more consistent with the way our company delivers estimates to clients and to each other, we decided to try an experiment aimed at discovering estimation variability and biases. The results were pretty surprising! The experiment was divided into two parts: Quantitative: team members were asked ...

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Thoughts on User Stories vs. Use Cases

Both Use Cases and User Stories have been around for a while. User Stories originated with the advent of the Extreme Programming (XP) movement in the 1990’s and are a key component of most Agile development methods. Use Cases were invented by Ivar Jacobson when he worked at Ericsson in the late 60’s as a way to specify functional requirements and eventually found a home as a requirements technique in the Rational Unified Process (RUP).

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