User Stories – a condiment for success in delivery efforts

What: ‘User Stories’ is intended to break business requirements into their most basic unit, stating what is needed, by an actor, in other for an action to be completed. They generally follow the format below: <user> needs (MUST, COULD, WOULD) to be able to <Action> because <Reason> Why: Useful mostly in (pseudo-)agile delivery environments where […]

Business analysts are not professional scribes

It is easy to reduce business analysts to scribes – those human recorders who type out the dictates of business into a business approved template. Which is then signed off by business and forced down IS/IT’s throat for implementation and all the other good things that happen in downstream. But is that really the function […]