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Business Analyst and domain knowledge

Is a Business Analyst supposed to have domain knowledge? Yes, a BA needs to have domain knowledge, otherwise they won't be efficient in interacting with stakeholders, creating business analysis and ...
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Single backlog. Multiple teams. How to handle Backlog Refinement?

I can see why the devs have balked, as the current approach doesn't sound constructive. I also don't see an issue with their request as they are basically asking to refine the stories with the right ...
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Single backlog. Multiple teams. How to handle Backlog Refinement?

First of all, I will assume that this migration is the only project that any of the teams have to work on currently. In order to maintain a Scrum mentality, you need to find "Epics" that can be ...
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Single backlog. Multiple teams. How to handle Backlog Refinement?

At present the BA invites all developers from all teams into a single Refinement session to start discussing stories in detail. The devs have, rightly, balked and 19 of the 21 devs just opened their ...
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How to provide traditional upper management early analyses in an agile project?

We have a similar problem here. Our IT department has too many masters who don't understand that if we have to work on EVERYONES projects it's going to take longer than if we only needed to THEIR ...
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Measuring Impacts and Risks when modernizing a legacy application

You need to develop a case for change. You need to discuss: Problem statement and the need for change Current state with current business metrics such as revenue and profit over the past several ...
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The SWOT analysis is applied to the company or to every decision alternative?

SWOT Establishes a Business Case, Not Comparative Value In general, (S)trengths and (W)eaknesses in a SWOT diagram are about the company itself, while (O)pportunities and (T)hreats are usually about ...
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How do I ask a stakeholder about their valuation of improvement amount curve?

TL;DR You are optimizing for mathematics, not outcomes. Unless you're dealing with mathematicians, that is likely not a useful approach. Focus on defining what a successful outcome looks like to your ...
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How do I ask a stakeholder about their valuation of improvement amount curve?

State that you can deliver the whole "thing" in a given time, but you may be able to get some value for the customer earlier, if they can prioritise what they would like first. If they agree,...
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The SWOT analysis is applied to the company or to every decision alternative?

An investment alternative or project alternative itself does not have strengths and weaknesses per se. What it produces as an outcome would have strengths and weaknesses. From an evaluation ...
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Measuring Impacts and Risks when modernizing a legacy application

Without specific knowledge of the business and the application, it is unlikely that anyone can give you a definitive answer. However, there are principles that you can use to guide you: Don't try to ...
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Measuring Impacts and Risks when modernizing a legacy application

I confess that I'm not sure I understand the situation, so it is quite possible that what follows may not be answering the right question. To my mind there are two critical questions Why are you ...
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How to approach this: Percentage change in one KPI leading to change in other KPIs?

Regressions look at the relationships between variables. For any dependent variable ā€œYā€, what set of independent variables ā€œXsā€œ contributes to the variation Y. From your explanation, it has broken ...
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How to approach this: Percentage change in one KPI leading to change in other KPIs?

Most KPIs, if not all, are related in some way to other KPIs. What you would have to establish, which is likely impossible, is that one KPI is necessary and sufficient to move another KPI in a very ...
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Business Analyst and domain knowledge

No, a Business Analyst does not need domain knowledge. The key reason is that the Analyst's work is focused on business which, according to an applicable definition means, "to arrange one's ...
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Business Analyst and domain knowledge

There are a lot of other knowledge and skill requirements a BA, or any role really, needs to have besides some degree of expertise in the domain. Every individual who claims a job role will have ...
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What are the special advantages of regression method of forecasting over others

I personally do not believe there is an answer to this question. All predictive models have a predictive validity of something less than perfect. Certainly, some models or techniques are better than ...
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Single backlog. Multiple teams. How to handle Backlog Refinement?

Who Owns the Solutions? In Scrum, the team owns the solution. You mention in the question that the PO is doing a lot of technical assessment. I expect that the BA is then doing some more as they ...
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I created a table that shows weighted score, but what does it mean for my project?

You need to total the weighted score on each project. Assuming the non weighted score on each factor means the degree each project met that factor and the higher the number the better, then your total ...
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What is the average (intended) timeframe for 5 Whys Analysis?

This greatly depends on the complexity of the thing you want to analyse. The sessions should be long enough to focus on real issues and not just the symptoms. Keep in mind that you do not need to ...
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