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How calculate profit margin of a IT project?

I want to calculate: How much money I have for each dollar invested in each product of my portfolio. For example, each 1 dollar I invest in one product, I have 1,25 dollar. It can be the ROI, or ...
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How can Joint Application Development improve a workshop?

I go to workshop after workshop with the same one dimensional approach - too many people, everyone looking at the screen while someone is capturing requirements/assumptions etc, dry, boring, not ...
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What is an appropriate quality standard for requirements specifications?

In my role as a Business Analyst working for a offshore company (7 developers, 4 QA, 1 PM, 1 Architect) but being onsite, I go through the Business Requirement Document's, Epics and Stories briefed by ...
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Definition and distinctions between Project x Program x Portfolio x Product Managers

What are the definitions, distinctions and relationship between the following roles? Project lead Project Coordinator Project Manager Program Manager Portfolio Manager Product Manager (optional) ...
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Should project management and business analysis be seperate roles and teams?

We are doing a review or several teams and in certain cases the PM and BA roles are combined into one and in other cases they are seperated out into completely independent teams. I am looking at this ...
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How to keep a requirements gathering discussion focused on business needs and not technical details?

I'm certain that acquiring the business requirements from the clients and providing the work items for the developer teams are always a headache for experienced business analysts as well. A few days ...
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What are the techniques to elicit requirements from customers who don't understand their needs?

Question: How do you prevent a situation where you have to produce work-product work first and get client feedback before getting on the right track to meet their needs? Are there any techniques to ...
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Non-Systems/Non-IT BRD

Are BRD and FRD documents required for non-systems/non-IT projects? We are involved in a services migration project moving managed website hosting services from a fully-managed external vendor to ...
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What is the best way to discover, prioritize, and iteratively deploy business intelligence solutions?

BACKGROUND: Have a client that has terabytes of transactional data and they would like to begin leveraging the data they have, but beyond the knowledge it's possible, and the belief that an analytic ...
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How can I get our BAs to provide business requirements, and stop confusing them with implementation

Our BAs (Business Analysts) have an annoying habit of providing us with system requirements, rather than business requirements. Often times, they don't even know what the business requirement is. It ...
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Tips for a business analyst job interview?

I'm going in for my second round of interviews for a technically-minded business analyst position tomorrow. The first (phone) interview went great, and they seemed to really like me, and I really ...
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Interviewing business analyst

There is a small company working on a software projects - mainly medium-sized integration project for big clients from financial industry. There is a PM, a few developers, a couple of quality ...