Understanding business analysis terminology contributes greatly to the success of a business analyst, both career-wise and in terms of acquiring a business analysis certification. This page is dedicated to helping newer BAs who need exposure to common business analysis concepts and terms, as well as seasoned BA professionals who want to stay up to date on relevant terminology.
For BA practitioners who are pursuing an IIBA certification, be sure to check out the BABOK V3 Glossary to get an extensive list of over 500 key BABOK terms that could appear on the certification exam but may not be uniquely defined in the BABOK Guide itself. Knowing the terminology is half the battle for passing the exam!!!
Below are examples of business non-value-added activities and waste activities.
Business (necessary) non-value-added activities to streamline:
Waste (unnecessary non-value-added) activities to eliminate:
Below describes how acceptance criteria are used in Waterfall vs. Agile:
Waterfall - Acceptance criteria is used to decompose requirement specifications and may be represented through the following:
Agile - Acceptance criteria specify the scope of a user story and help validate that the story is complete and meets the intended need. They should accompany the user story and may be represented through the following:
Below are the types of data migration:
Below are the Five Vs of Big Data (Five Vs Assessment):
Below are considerations for prioritizing and ordering a product backlog:
Below are some tips for using the parking lot method:
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